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EMBARQ Rings in the Holidays With Gift of Unlimited Minutes

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For many Americans, the holiday season is a time to reconnect with family and friends, which means long airport lines, gas-guzzling road trips and an excessive amount of wireless phone minutes. According to a recent survey by EMBARQ, 31 percent of respondents call their distant relatives the most during the holidays and if their calling plan wasn't limited, 59 percent would reach out and wish a long-lost friend happy holidays.

EMBARQ may be green but there is no Grinch in sight. This year EMBARQ is giving its current and new wireless customers the gift of unlimited domestic voice wireless minutes to help them connect with friends and family all December long; that's more than 44,600 minutes at no extra charge.

"We are giving all of our wireless customers the gift of unlimited minutes this holiday season to show our appreciation for their business," said Harry Campbell, EMBARQ president of Consumer Markets. "People have enough to think about during the holidays. Wireless minutes shouldn't be one of them."

Customers are encouraged to visit the EMBARQ(TM) microsite,, a fun, interactive site that launched Nov. 20, 2007. Site visitors are guided through a series of easy steps to develop, preview and send voice messages to help spread holiday cheer. The free and festive services allow customers to:

    -- Send humorous holiday greetings by choosing from several background
       sounds such as barnyard or jungle noises, and then record their own
       holiday hellos to be delivered to friends and family.
    -- Schedule deliveries of personal holiday calls to friends, family
       members or themselves.
    -- Record holiday carols, karaoke-style, and have them delivered to up to
       three friends or family members at a time.

This December, take advantage of 44,600 minutes at no extra charge and spread holiday cheer by connecting with your distant fourth cousin, old college roommate or second grade teacher, the choice is yours. With EMBARQ, surprises this season won't include the number of minutes used in your wireless plan but will instead be wrapped and tied with a bow ........ Happy Holidays from EMBARQ.

For more information about wireless service plans from EMBARQ, visit your local EMBARQ retail store or


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of common-sense communications services. The company has approximately 19,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500.

For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill.

For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business-Class High Speed Internet, wireless, enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.

EMBARQ believes that by focusing on the communities the company serves and by employing common sense and practical ingenuity, it is able to provide customers with a committed partner, dedicated customer service and innovative products for work and home. For more information, visit

SOURCE Embarq Corporation 


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