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Qwest Communications Introduces Nationwide Wireless Calling in Two Utah Cities

SALT LAKE CITY, June 10, 2004 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today expanded its nationwide wireless voice service to residential and small- business customers in St. George and Cedar City, UT. For the first time, residents in these cities can choose Qwest Wireless for competitive national or state service plans.

Qwest?s nationwide calling plans start as low as $34.99 for 500 minutes when customers combine wireless with any other Qwest service on a single bill. More information about these new plans is available at

"Incorporating nationwide wireless calling into our Qwest Choice bundle creates one of the industry?s most compelling offers for customers," said Jerry Fenn, Qwest president for Utah. ?This new wireless offer is part of our larger plan to provide customers with greater choice and flexibility when it comes to selecting communications services.?

All Qwest nationwide plans include the following exclusive integrated features at no extra charge for customers who have a Qwest home phone:

  • Bundle Discounts - Customers receive a monthly discount on national wireless price plans when they combine wireless with any other Qwest service on a single bill.
  • Free Long-Distance - Customers who sign up for a qualifying wireless plan will receive free long-distance on evenings and weekends on their home phone (must have Qwest Long Distance service to be eligible). This free service lets customers enjoy the convenience of their wireline phone combined with the great savings of their wireless plan.
  • One Number Service - Customers can automatically have their home or office calls routed directly to their wireless phone ? so they can stay connected even when they are on the go.
  • Voice Mail Link - A simple way for customers to integrate their wireless phone with their home or office voice mail. With Voice Mail Link, any call not answered on a customer?s Qwest Wireless phone is directed to the home or office voice mail box, and a message notification is sent to both the home (or office) phone and the wireless phone.

Additionally, both residential and small-business customers can choose from the most competitive shared plans available, including free calls between wireless phones on the plan and free calls to their Qwest wireline phone.

Qwest Wireless data services, including two-way text-messaging, and new advanced data services such as picture messaging, downloadable ring-tones and games are also available.

Customers can call 1-866-4BEST-4U for information on residential wireless service and 1-800-603-6000 for more information on small-business wireless service.

About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of voice, video and data services to more than 25 million customers. The company?s 46,000 employees are committed to the ?Spirit of Service? and providing world-class services that exceed customers? expectations for quality, value and reliability. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at

Forward Looking Statement Note

This release may contain projections and other forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: access line losses due to increased competition, including from technology substitution of our access lines with wireless and cable alternatives; our substantial indebtedness, and our inability to complete any efforts to de-lever our balance sheet through asset sales or other transactions; any adverse outcome of the SEC's current investigation into our accounting policies, practices and procedures and certain transactions; any adverse outcome of the current investigation by the U.S. Attorney's office in Denver into certain matters relating to us; adverse results of increased review and scrutiny by Congress, regulatory authorities, media and others (including any internal analyses) of financial reporting issues and practices or otherwise; rapid and significant changes in technology and markets; any adverse developments in commercial disputes or legal proceedings, including any adverse outcome of current or future legal proceedings related to matters that are the subject of governmental investigations, and, to the extent not covered by insurance, if any, our inability to satisfy any resulting obligations from funds available to us, if any; potential fluctuations in quarterly results; volatility of our stock price; intense competition in the markets in which we compete including the likelihood of certain of our competitors emerging from bankruptcy court protection or otherwise reorganizing their capital structure and competing effectively against us; changes in demand for our products and services; acceleration of the deployment of advanced new services, such as broadband data, wireless and video services, which could require substantial expenditure of financial and other resources in excess of contemplated levels; higher than anticipated employee levels, capital expenditures and operating expenses; adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative environment affecting our business; and changes in the outcome of future events from the assumed outcome included in our significant accounting policies.

The information contained in this release is a statement of Qwest's present intention, belief or expectation and is based upon, among other things, the existing regulatory environment, industry conditions, market conditions and prices, the economy in general and Qwest's assumptions. Qwest may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in Qwest's assumptions or otherwise. The cautionary statements contained or referred to in this release should be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that Qwest or persons acting on its behalf may issue. This release may include analysts' estimates and other information prepared by third parties for which Qwest assumes no responsibility.

Qwest undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts' expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

By including any information in this release, Qwest does not necessarily acknowledge that disclosure of such information is required by applicable law or that the information is material.

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