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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


SCHEDULE 13D

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No. 13)



Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock $0.01 Par Value Per Share
(Title of Class of Securities)


                                                                                                                                         _______879433100________
(CUSIP Number)

Peter D. Goldstein
GAMCO Investors, Inc.
One Corporate Center
Rye, New York 10580-1435
(914) 921-7732
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)


___________May 16, 2008___________
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)


If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box  .


 
1

 

CUSIP No. 879433100
1
Names of reporting persons
I.R.S. identification nos. of above persons (entities only)
Gabelli Funds, LLC                                                                            I.D. No.  13-4044523
2
Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)                                                                                                                                          (a)
 
 
(b)
 
3
Sec use only
 
4
Source of funds (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
   00-Funds of investment advisory clients
 
5
Check box if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to items 2 (d) or 2 (e)
 
 
6
Citizenship or place of organization
   New York
 
Number Of
 
Shares
 
Beneficially
 
Owned
 
By Each
 
Reporting
 
Person
 
With
: 7
:
:
:
Sole voting power
 
1,443,100 (Item 5)
: 8
:
:
:
Shared voting power
 
None
: 9
:
:
:
Sole dispositive power
 
1,443,100 (Item 5)
:10
:
:
:
Shared dispositive power
 
None
11
 
 
 
Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person
 
1,443,100 (Item 5)
12
 
 
 
Check box if the aggregate amount in row (11) excludes certain shares
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
13
 
 
 
Percent of class represented by amount in row (11)
 
2.71%
14
 
 
 
Type of reporting person (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
    IA
 
 
2

 
CUSIP No. 879433100
1
Names of reporting persons
I.R.S. identification nos. of above persons (entities only)
GAMCO Asset Management Inc.                                                                    I.D. No.  13-4044521
2
Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)                                                                                                                                          (a)
 
 
(b)
 
3
Sec use only
 
4
Source of funds (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 00-Funds of investment advisory clients
 
5
Check box if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to items 2 (d) or 2 (e)
 
 
6
Citizenship or place of organization
   New York
 
Number Of
 
Shares
 
Beneficially
 
Owned
 
By Each
 
Reporting
 
Person
 
With
: 7
:
:
:
Sole voting power
 
2,111,544  (Item 5)
: 8
:
:
:
Shared voting power
 
None
: 9
:
:
:
Sole dispositive power
 
2,177,944 (Item 5)
:10
:
:
:
Shared dispositive power
 
None
11
 
 
 
Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person
 
2,177,944 (Item 5)
12
 
 
 
Check box if the aggregate amount in row (11) excludes certain shares
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
13
 
 
 
Percent of class represented by amount in row (11)
 
4.10%
14
 
 
 
Type of reporting person (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
    IA, CO

 
3

 

CUSIP No. 879433100
1
Names of reporting persons
I.R.S. identification nos. of above persons (entities only)
Gabelli Securities, Inc.                                                                            I.D. No.  13-3379374
2
Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)                                                                                                                                          (a)
 
 
(b)
 
3
Sec use only
 
4
Source of funds (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
00-Client Funds
 
5
Check box if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to items 2 (d) or 2 (e)
 
 
6
Citizenship or place of organization
   Delaware
 
Number Of
 
Shares
 
Beneficially
 
Owned
 
By Each
 
Reporting
 
Person
 
With
: 7
:
:
:
Sole voting power
 
 6,000     (Item 5)
: 8
:
:
:
Shared voting power
 
None
: 9
:
:
:
Sole dispositive power
 
 6,000       (Item 5)
:10
:
:
:
Shared dispositive power
 
None
11
 
 
 
Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person
 
   6,000            (Item 5)
12
 
 
 
Check box if the aggregate amount in row (11) excludes certain shares
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
13
 
 
 
Percent of class represented by amount in row (11)
 
0.01%
14
 
 
 
Type of reporting person (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
    HC, CO

 
4

 
CUSIP No. 879433100
1
Names of reporting persons
I.R.S. identification nos. of above persons (entities only)
MJG Associates, Inc.                                                                                           I.D. No.  06-1304269
2
Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)                                                                                                                                          (a)
 
 
(b)
 
3
Sec use only
 
4
Source of funds (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
00-Client Funds
 
5
Check box if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to items 2 (d) or 2 (e)
 
 
6
Citizenship or place of organization
   Connecticut
 
Number Of
 
Shares
 
Beneficially
 
Owned
 
By Each
 
Reporting
 
Person
 
With
: 7
:
:
:
Sole voting power
 
 22,000     (Item 5)
: 8
:
:
:
Shared voting power
 
None
: 9
:
:
:
Sole dispositive power
 
 22,000       (Item 5)
:10
:
:
:
Shared dispositive power
 
None
11
 
 
 
Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person
 
  22,000             (Item 5)
12
 
 
 
Check box if the aggregate amount in row (11) excludes certain shares
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
13
 
 
 
Percent of class represented by amount in row (11)
 
 0.04%
14
 
 
 
Type of reporting person (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
CO

 
5

 
CUSIP No. 879433100
1
Names of reporting persons
I.R.S. identification nos. of above persons (entities only)
GGCP, Inc.                                                                                                         I.D. No.  13-3056041
2
Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)                                                                                                                                          (a)
 
 
(b)
 
3
Sec use only
 
4
Source of funds (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
WC
 
5
Check box if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to items 2 (d) or 2 (e)
 
 
6
Citizenship or place of organization
   New York
 
Number Of
 
Shares
 
Beneficially
 
Owned
 
By Each
 
Reporting
 
Person
 
With
: 7
:
:
:
Sole voting power
 
4,000   (Item 5)
: 8
:
:
:
Shared voting power
 
None
: 9
:
:
:
Sole dispositive power
 
4,000   (Item 5)
:10
:
:
:
Shared dispositive power
 
None
11
 
 
 
Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person
 
4,000
12
 
 
 
Check box if the aggregate amount in row (11) excludes certain shares
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)  X
13
 
 
 
Percent of class represented by amount in row (11)
 
0.01%
14
 
 
 
Type of reporting person (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
    HC, CO

 
6

 
CUSIP No. 879433100
1
Names of reporting persons
I.R.S. identification nos. of above persons (entities only)
GAMCO Investors, Inc.                                                                                                                          I.D. No.  13-4007862
2
Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)                                                                                                                                          (a)
 
 
(b)
 
3
Sec use only
 
4
Source of funds (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
None
 
5
Check box if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to items 2 (d) or 2 (e)
 
 
6
Citizenship or place of organization
   New York
 
Number Of
 
Shares
 
Beneficially
 
Owned
 
By Each
 
Reporting
 
Person
 
With
: 7
:
:
:
Sole voting power
 
3,000   (Item 5)
: 8
:
:
:
Shared voting power
 
None
: 9
:
:
:
Sole dispositive power
 
3,000   (Item 5)
:10
:
:
:
Shared dispositive power
 
None
11
 
 
 
Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person
 
3,000   (Item 5)
12
 
 
 
Check box if the aggregate amount in row (11) excludes certain shares
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)  X
13
 
 
 
Percent of class represented by amount in row (11)
 
0.01%
 
14
 
 
 
Type of reporting person (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
    HC, CO

 
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CUSIP No. 879433100
1
Names of reporting persons
I.R.S. identification nos. of above persons (entities only)
Mario J. Gabelli
2
Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)                                                                                                                                          (a)
 
 
(b)
 
3
Sec use only
 
4
Source of funds (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
00 – Funds of Family Partnership
 
5
Check box if disclosure of legal proceedings is required pursuant to items 2 (d) or 2 (e)
 
 
6
Citizenship or place of organization
   USA
 
Number Of
 
Shares
 
Beneficially
 
Owned
 
By Each
 
Reporting
 
Person
 
With
: 7
:
:
:
Sole voting power
 
2,500   (Item 5)
: 8
:
:
:
Shared voting power
 
None
: 9
:
:
:
Sole dispositive power
 
2,500   (Item 5)
:10
:
:
:
Shared dispositive power
 
None
11
 
 
 
Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person
 
2,500
12
 
 
 
Check box if the aggregate amount in row (11) excludes certain shares
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS)  X
13
 
 
 
Percent of class represented by amount in row (11)
 
0.00%
14
 
 
 
Type of reporting person (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
    IN

 
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Item 1.                                Security and Issuer
                      This Amendment No. 13 to Schedule 13D on the Common Stock of Telephone and Data Systems Inc. (the “Issuer”) is being filed on behalf of the undersigned to amend the Schedule 13D, as amended (the “Schedule 13D”) which was originally filed on February 27, 1998.  Unless otherwise indicated, all capitalized terms used herein but not defined herein shall have the same meanings as set forth in the Schedule 13D.

Item 2.                                Identity and Background
This statement is being filed by Mario J. Gabelli (“Mario Gabelli”) and various entities which he
directly or indirectly controls or for which he acts as chief investment officer.  These entities, except for LICT Corporation (“LICT”), engage in various aspects of the securities business, primarily as investment adviser to various institutional and individual clients, including registered investment companies and pension plans, and as general partner of various private investment partnerships.  Certain of these entities may also make investments for their own accounts.
The foregoing persons in the aggregate often own beneficially more than 5% of a class of a particular issuer.  Although several of the foregoing persons are treated as institutional investors for purposes of reporting their beneficial ownership on the short-form Schedule 13G, the holdings of those who do not qualify as institutional investors may exceed the 1% threshold presented for filing on Schedule 13G or implementation of their investment philosophy may from time to time require action which could be viewed as not completely passive.  In order to avoid any question as to whether their beneficial ownership is being reported on the proper form and in order to provide greater investment flexibility and administrative uniformity, these persons have decided to file their beneficial ownership reports on the more detailed Schedule 13D form rather than on the short-form Schedule 13G and thereby to provide more expansive disclosure than may be necessary.
(a), (b) and (c) – This statement is being filed by one or more of the following persons: GGCP, Inc.  (“GGCP”), GAMCO Investors, Inc. (“GBL”), Gabelli Funds, LLC (“Gabelli Funds”), GAMCO Asset Management Inc. (“GAMCO”), Teton Advisors, Inc. (“Teton Advisors”), Gabelli Securities, Inc. (“GSI”), Gabelli & Company, Inc. (“Gabelli & Company”), MJG Associates, Inc. (“MJG Associates”), Gabelli Foundation, Inc. (“Foundation”), Mario Gabelli, and LICT.  Those of the foregoing persons signing this Schedule 13D are hereafter referred to as the “Reporting Persons”.
GGCP makes investments for its own account and is the parent company of GBL.  GBL, a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is the parent company for a variety of companies engaged in the securities business, including those named below.
GAMCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GBL, is an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (“Advisers Act”).  GAMCO is an investment manager providing discretionary managed account services for employee benefit plans, private investors, endowments, foundations and others.
GSI, a majority-owned subsidiary of GBL, is an investment adviser registered under the Advisers Act and serves as a general partner or investment manager to limited partnerships and offshore investment companies.  As a part of its business, GSI may purchase or sell securities for its own account.  It is the immediate parent of Gabelli & Company. GSI is the general partner or investment manager of a number of funds or partnerships, including Gabelli Associates Fund, Gabelli Associates Fund II, Gabelli Associates Limited, ALCE Partners, L.P., and Gabelli Multimedia Partners, L.P.  GSI and Marc Gabelli own 45% and 55%, respectively, of Gabelli Securities International Limited (“GSIL”). GSIL provides investment advisory services to offshore funds and accounts.   GSIL is an investment advisor of Gabelli International Gold Fund Limited, Gabelli European Partners, Ltd., and Gabelli Global Partners, Ltd.
Gabelli & Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GSI, is a broker-dealer registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“1934 Act”), which as a part of its business regularly purchases and sells securities for its own account.
Gabelli Funds, a wholly owned subsidiary of GBL, is a limited liability company. Gabelli Funds is an investment adviser registered under the Advisers Act which presently provides discretionary managed account services for The Gabelli Equity Trust Inc., The Gabelli Asset Fund, The GAMCO Growth Fund, The Gabelli Convertible and Income Securities Fund Inc., The Gabelli Value Fund Inc., The Gabelli Small Cap Growth Fund, The Gabelli Equity Income Fund, The Gabelli ABC Fund, The GAMCO Global Telecommunications Fund, GAMCO Gold Fund, Inc., The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc., The GAMCO Global Convertible Securities Fund, Gabelli Capital Asset Fund, GAMCO International Growth Fund, Inc., The GAMCO Global Growth Fund, The Gabelli Utility Trust, The GAMCO Global Opportunity Fund, The Gabelli Utilities Fund, The Gabelli Blue Chip Value Fund, The GAMCO Mathers Fund, The Gabelli Woodland Small Cap Value Fund, The Comstock Capital Value Fund, The Comstock Strategy Fund, The Gabelli Dividend and Income Trust, The Gabelli Global Utility & Income Trust, The Gabelli Global Gold, Natural Resources, & Income Trust, The Gabelli Global Deal Fund, Enterprise Mergers and Acquisitions Fund, The Gabelli SRI Fund, Inc. and The Gabelli Healthcare & Wellness Rx Trust (collectively, the “Funds”), which are registered investment companies.
Teton Advisors, a subsidiary of GBL, is an investment adviser which provides discretionary advisory services to The GAMCO Westwood Mighty Mitessm Fund, The GAMCO Westwood Income Fund and The GAMCO Westwood Small Cap Fund.
MJG Associates provides advisory services to private investment partnerships and offshore funds.  Mario Gabelli is the sole shareholder, director and employee of MJG Associates.   MJG Associates is the Investment Manager of Gabelli International Limited, Gabelli International II Limited and Gabelli Fund, LDC.  Mario J. Gabelli is the general partner of Gabelli Performance Partnership, LP.
The Foundation is a private foundation.  Mario Gabelli is the President, a Trustee and the
Investment Manager of the Foundation.
 LICT is a holding company with operating subsidiaries engaged primarily in the rural telephone industry.  LICT actively pursues new business ventures and acquisitions.  LICT makes investments in marketable securities to preserve capital and maintain liquidity for financing their business activities and acquisitions and are not engaged in the business of investing, reinvesting, or trading in securities.  Mario J. Gabelli is a director, and substantial shareholder of LICT.
Mario Gabelli is the majority stockholder and Chief Executive Officer of GGCP and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GBL.  GGCP is the majority shareholder of GBL. GBL, in turn, is the sole stockholder of GAMCO.  GBL is also the majority stockholder of GSI and the largest shareholder of Teton Advisors.  Gabelli & Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GSI.
The Reporting Persons do not admit that they constitute a group.
GGCP, GBL, GAMCO, and Gabelli & Company are New York corporations and GSI and Teton Advisors are Delaware corporations, each having its principal business office at One Corporate Center, Rye, New York 10580.  Gabelli Funds is a New York limited liability company having its principal business office at One Corporate Center, Rye, New York 10580.  MJG Associates is a Connecticut corporation having its principal business office at 140 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830.  The Foundation is a Nevada corporation having its principal offices at 165 West Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada 89501.  LICT is a Delaware corporation having its principal place of business at 401 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye, New York 10580.
For information required by instruction C to Schedule 13D with respect to the executive officers and directors of the foregoing entities and other related persons (collectively, “Covered Persons”), reference is made to Schedule I annexed hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
(f) – Reference is made to Schedule I hereto.

Item 4.                                Purpose of Transaction
                      Item 4 to Schedule 13D is amended, in pertinent part, as follows:
                      On May 16, 2008, GAMCO sent a letter to the Issuer indicating its intent to withhold authority on all of the Issuer's nominees for director up for election at the Issuer's upcoming annual meeting of shareholders on May 22, 2008. A copy of the letter is attached hereto as Exhibit A.                                  

Item 5.                                Interest In Securities Of The Issuer
Item 5 to Schedule 13D is amended, in pertinent part, as follows:
                              (a) The aggregate number of Securities to which this Schedule 13D relates is 3,658,544 shares, representing 6.88% of the 53,164,628 shares outstanding as reported in the Issuer’s most recent Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2008.  The Reporting Persons beneficially own those Securities as follows:
 
Name
Shares of
Common Stock
% of Class of
Common
Gabelli Funds
 
1,443,100
2.71%
GAMCO
2,177,944
4.10%
 
GSI
 
6,000
 
0.01%
 
GGCP
 
Mario Gabelli
 
MJG Associates
 
4,000
 
2,500
 
22,000
 
0.01%
 
0.00%
 
0.04%
 
GBL
 
3,000
 
0.01%

Mario Gabelli is deemed to have beneficial ownership of the Securities owned beneficially by each of the foregoing persons.  GSI is deemed to have beneficial ownership of the Securities owned beneficially by Gabelli & Company.  GBL and GGCP are deemed to have beneficial ownership of the Securities owned beneficially by each of the foregoing persons other than Mario Gabelli and the Foundation.
(b) Each of the Reporting Persons and Covered Persons has the sole power to vote or direct the vote and sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of the Securities reported for it, either for its own benefit or for the benefit of its investment clients or its partners, as the case may be, except that (i) GAMCO does not have the authority to vote 66,400 of the reported shares, (ii) Gabelli Funds has sole dispositive and voting power with respect to the shares of the Issuer held by the Funds so long as the aggregate voting interest of all joint filers does not exceed 25% of their total voting interest in the Issuer and, in that event, the Proxy Voting Committee of each Fund shall respectively vote that Fund’s shares, (iii) at any time, the Proxy Voting Committee of each such Fund may take and exercise in its sole discretion the entire voting power with respect to the shares held by such fund under special  circumstances such as regulatory considerations, and (iv) the power of Mario Gabelli, GBL, and GGCP is indirect with respect to Securities beneficially owned directly by other Reporting Persons.
(c) Information with respect to all transactions in the Securities which were effected during the past sixty days or since the most recent filing on Schedule 13D, whichever is less, by each of the Reporting Persons and Covered Persons is set forth on Schedule II annexed hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
(e) Not applicable.



 
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Signature
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
Dated:                      May 16, 2008

GGCP, INC.
GABELLI SECURITIES, INC.
MARIO J. GABELLI
MJG ASSOCIATES, INC.



By:/s/ Douglas R. Jamieson                                                                           
     Douglas R. Jamieson
     Attorney-in-Fact

.


             GABELLI FUNDS, LLC

 

 

 
By:/s/ Bruce N. Alpert                                                                
     Bruce N. Alpert
     Chief Operating Officer – Gabelli Funds, LLC
                                                                                     President – Teton Advisors, Inc.



GAMCO ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.
GAMCO INVESTORS, INC.



By:/s/ Douglas R. Jamieson                                                                           
     Douglas R. Jamieson
                     President & Chief Operating Officer – GAMCO Investors, Inc.
                                                                                                     President – GAMCO Asset Management Inc.

 
10

 

                                                                       Schedule I
                                                                 Information with Respect to Executive
Officers and Directors of the Undersigned
Schedule I to Schedule 13D is amended, in pertinent part, as follows:

The following sets forth as to each of the executive officers and directors of the undersigned: his name; his business address; his present principal occupation or employment and the name, principal business and address of any corporation or other organization in which such employment is conducted.  Unless otherwise specified, the principal employer of each such individual is GAMCO Asset Management, Inc., Gabelli Funds, LLC, Gabelli Securities, Inc., Gabelli & Company, Inc., Teton Advisors, Inc., or GAMCO Investors, Inc., the business address of each of which is One Corporate Center, Rye, New York 10580, and each such individual identified below is a citizen of the United States.  To the knowledge of the undersigned, during the last five years, no such person has been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors), and no such person was a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction as a result of which he was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities law or finding any violation with respect to such laws except as reported in Item 2(d) of this Schedule 13D.














 
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GGCP, Inc.
Directors:
 
Vincent J. Amabile
 
               Mario J. Gabelli
 
Business Consultant
 
Chief Executive Officer of GGCP, Inc., and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of GAMCO Investors, Inc.; Director/Trustee of all registered investment companies advised by Gabelli Funds, LLC; Chief Executive Officer of LICT Corporation.
 
Marc J. Gabelli
 
Chairman of LGL Corporation
 
Matthew R. Gabelli
 
Vice President – Trading
Gabelli & Company, Inc.
One Corporate Center
Rye, New York 10580
 
Charles C. Baum
 
 
 
 
               Douglas R. Jamieson
 
 Secretary & Treasurer
United Holdings Co., Inc.
2545 Wilkens Avenue
Baltimore, MD   21223
 
See below
Joseph R. Rindler, Jr.
 
Account Executive for GAMCO Asset Management Inc.
               Fredric V. Salerno
Chairman; Former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
Verizon Communications
 
Vincent Capurso
Vice President Taxes, Barnes & Noble, Inc.
 
Vincent S. Tese
 
Former Director GAMCO Investors, Inc.
   
Officers:
 
Mario J. Gabelli
 Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
 
Michael G. Chieco
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary
 
   
GAMCO Investors, Inc.
Directors:
 
 
               Edwin L. Artzt
 
 
 
 
Raymond C. Avansino
 
 
 
              Richard L. Bready
 
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Procter & Gamble Company
900 Adams Crossing
Cincinnati, OH 45202
 
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
E.L. Wiegand Foundation
Reno, NV 89501
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Nortek, Inc.
50 Kennedy Plaza
Providence, RI 02903
 
Mario J. Gabelli
 
               John D. Gabelli
See above
 
Senior Vice President
   
               Eugene R. McGrath
 
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Consolidated Edison, Inc.
 
               Robert S. Prather
 
 
 
 
President & Chief Operating Officer
Gray Television, Inc.
4370 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
Officers:
 
Mario J. Gabelli
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
Douglas R. Jamieson
 
Henry G. Van der Eb
 
Diane LaPointe
 
Kieran Caterina
 
President and Chief Operating Officer
 
Senior Vice President
 
Acting Co-Chief Financial Officer
 
Acting Co-Chief Financial Officer
   
GAMCO Asset Management Inc.
Directors:
 
 
Douglas R. Jamieson
Regina M. Pitaro
William S. Selby
 
 
Officers:
 
 
Mario J. Gabelli
Chief Investment Officer – Value Portfolios
 
   
Douglas R. Jamieson
 
John Piontkowski
 
               Chistopher J. Michailoff
President
 
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
 
General Counsel and Secretary
 
Gabelli Funds, LLC
Officers:
 
 
Mario J. Gabelli
 
Chief Investment Officer – Value Portfolios
Bruce N. Alpert
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
 
               Agnes Mullady
Vice President and President Closed-End Fund Division
 
 
 
Teton Advisors, Inc.
Directors:
 
 
Bruce N. Alpert
               Douglas R. Jamieson
 
See above
See above
Officers:
 
 
Bruce N. Alpert
President
 
   
Gabelli Securities, Inc.
 
 
Directors:
 
 
Robert W. Blake
President of W. R. Blake & Sons, Inc.
196-20 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, NY   11358
 
Douglas G. DeVivo
General Partner of ALCE Partners, L.P.
One First Street, Suite 16
Los Altos, CA   94022
 
 
               Douglas R. Jamieson
 
 
President
 

Officers:
 
 
Douglas R. Jamieson
 
               Christopher J. Michailoff
 
               Kieran Caterina
See above
 
Secretary
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
Gabelli & Company, Inc.
Directors:
 
 
James G. Webster, III
Chairman & Interim President
 
Irene Smolicz
Senior Trader
Gabelli & Company, Inc.
 
 
Officers:
 
James G. Webster, III
See Above
 
Bruce N. Alpert
Vice President - Mutual Funds
 
   
 
LICT Corporation
401 Theodore Fremd Avenue Rye, NY 10580
 
 
Directors:
 
 
Mario J. Gabelli
 
See above - GGCP, Inc.
 
 
Glenn Angelillo
P.O. Box 128
New Canaan, CT 06840
 
 
              Alfred W. Fiore
The Ross Companies
1270 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1703
 
 
Salvatore Muoio
Principal
S. Muoio & Co., LLC
Suite 406
509 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022
 
 
Gary L. Sugarman
 
Chief Executive Officer
Richfield Associates
400 Andrews Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Officers:
 
 
Mario J. Gabelli
 
Chairman
Robert E. Dolan
 
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer,
Chief Financial Officer
 
Thomas J. Hearity
 
General Counsel
 












 
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Exhibit A.



May 16, 2008




Mr. Leroy T. Carlson, Jr.
President & CEO
Telephone and Data Systems
Suite 400
30 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Dear Ted:

I tried to reach you regarding Southeastern’s 13D filing yesterday to ask:

a.  
Did you in fact receive an offer? and
b.  
Why did you feel it was appropriate not to disclose it to all shareholders?

     At this time,we plan to withhold our support of all director nominees for TDS and US Cellular at the upcoming annual meetings.



Sincerely,



MJG/rp                                                                                                   Mario J. Gabelli




 
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                                     SCHEDULE II
                            INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO
                 TRANSACTIONS EFFECTED DURING THE PAST SIXTY DAYS OR
                 SINCE THE MOST RECENT FILING ON SCHEDULE 13D (1)
                                   SHARES PURCHASED        AVERAGE
                        DATE            SOLD(-)             PRICE(2)
                 
COMMON STOCK-TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC.
     
 
          GGCP, INC.
           
                       4/07/08            2,000            40.9450
     
          MJG ASSOCIATES, INC.
     
             GABELLI INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
                       5/14/08            3,000            43.4987
                       4/07/08            1,000            40.9450
          GAMCO ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.
                       5/15/08              500            43.3000
                       5/15/08              400            43.3600
                       5/15/08              200            43.5100
                       5/15/08            5,100           43.6062
                       5/14/08            6,000           43.4127
                       5/14/08           40,900          43.3222
                       5/14/08           22,000          43.4876
                       5/14/08            2,000           43.4770
                       5/14/08            1,000           43.4385
                       5/13/08              200            42.3400
                       5/13/08           17,000          42.3380
                       5/13/08              200            42.3960
                       5/13/08              600            42.3200
                       5/13/08              200            42.3162
                       5/13/08              300            42.3000
                       5/13/08              500            42.2900
                       5/13/08              100            42.2690
                       5/13/08            1,000           42.1459
                       5/13/08           12,400          42.3322
                       5/13/08            1,900           42.3811
                       5/12/08              700            40.7900
                       5/09/08              800            40.2875
                       5/09/08              300            40.3833
                       5/08/08              300            40.2500
                       5/08/08            1,000           40.4730
                       5/08/08              400            40.2580
                       4/18/08              160-             *DO
                       4/15/08              400            37.6500
                       4/14/08              500            37.7480
                       4/14/08              300-             *DO
                       4/11/08              200            38.1400
                       4/11/08              100-             *DO
                       4/08/08              300            41.0300
                       4/08/08              200-          40.9200
                       4/07/08            4,000           41.0908
                       4/07/08              300-          40.9400
                       4/04/08              700            41.6457
                       4/04/08              400-             *DO
                       4/03/08            1,600           40.5669
                       4/03/08              100            40.5373
                       4/03/08              400            40.7000
                       4/03/08            1,000-          40.9301
                       4/03/08              100            40.7200
                       4/02/08           10,000          40.7001
                       4/01/08           10,000          40.3863
                       3/31/08              400            38.7425
                       3/27/08              200-           39.3200
                       3/26/08            1,000-          39.9060
                       3/24/08              400            39.3650
                       3/24/08              200            39.3660
                       3/24/08            1,000           39.4700
                       3/20/08              100            38.7500
                       3/19/08              200            39.9500
                       3/19/08              300            39.9200
                       3/19/08              300            40.3300
                       3/19/08              100-           39.6600
                       3/18/08              500            40.0200
          GABELLI FUNDS, LLC.
             THE GABELLI SRI FUND INC.
                       4/07/08              200            41.1800
             GABELLI UTILITY FUND
                       5/14/08            9,000            43.4269
                       5/13/08            3,000            42.0800
             GABELLI GLOBAL TELECOMM FUND
                       5/15/08            4,100            46.4376
                       5/14/08            5,000            43.4776
                       5/13/08            5,000            42.0800
             GABELLI ASSET FUND
                       5/13/08            5,000            42.3380
             GABELLI CAPITAL ASSET FUND
                       5/14/08           10,000            43.4269
                 
(1) UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, ALL TRANSACTIONS WERE EFFECTED
    ON THE AMEX.
           
                 
(2) PRICE EXCLUDES COMMISSION.
                 
(*) RESULTS IN CHANGE OF DISPOSITIVE POWER AND BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP.

 
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