August 20, 2008

Qwest Wireless Customers Now Eligible to Switch to Verizon Wireless

Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) announced today that Qwest Wireless customers are now eligible to switch their wireless service to Verizon Wireless through Qwest. That means customers will now have access to America's Most Reliable Network as well as industry-leading handsets, smartphones, BlackBerry devices and high-speed wireless broadband services for e-mail, Internet access and multimedia services, such as mobile music and video.

This week Qwest began contacting Qwest Wireless customers directly with specific Verizon Wireless device and calling plan recommendations. Qwest Wireless customers who sign up for Verizon Wireless service through Qwest will be eligible for exclusive offers from Verizon Wireless. For a limited time, Qwest will waive the contract termination fees for existing Qwest Wireless customers who switch to Verizon Wireless service sold through Qwest.

Additionally, customers with bundled services from Qwest may choose to have their Verizon Wireless services appear on their Qwest bill when billing systems are fully integrated this fall.

All current Qwest Wireless customers will be notified directly by Qwest with transition recommendations to ensure the best possible customer experience.

"Qwest customers now have access to the industry's best wireless products and services because of the strong alliance between Qwest and Verizon Wireless," said Dan Yost, executive vice president of IT and Product for Qwest. "I am thrilled at the progress Qwest is making in delivering simple, integrated solutions to our customers."

"The Verizon Wireless brand stands for quality, reliability, value and innovation," said John Colaiuti, vice president-national distribution for Verizon Wireless. "We look forward to delivering to Qwest customers all the benefits of our brand to provide the best wireless experience available."

For more information about switching from Qwest Wireless service to Verizon Wireless service call 1 888-879-0611 or visit:

To find a Qwest Solutions Center near you call 1 877-567-1717 or visit:

Para mas informacion en Espanol call: 1 888-273-9221.

About Qwest

Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class Spirit of Service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest's powerful combination of award-winning high-speed Internet, home and wireless voice solutions and digital TV includes a new generation of fiber-optic Internet services. Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

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