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Qwest Issues 60-Day Notice to Qwest Wireless Customers

DENVERAug. 18, 2009 – Starting today, Qwest Wireless customers will begin to receive notification that they have 60 days to switch their Qwest Wireless service to another wireless provider. In 2008, Qwest announced plans to exit its wireless business and began offering Verizon Wireless service to Qwest customers.

Key Facts:

·         Qwest will discontinue all Qwest Wireless service on Oct. 31, 2009.

·         There is no early termination fee when disconnecting Qwest Wireless service.




Key Quotes:


Neil E. Cox, Qwest executive vice president of Product


"Our goal is to offer service that meets the needs of our customers and to provide timely information about changes or events that impact that service," said Neil E. Cox, Qwest executive vice president of Product. "Last year, through our strong alliance with Verizon Wireless, our customers began the move to the industry's best wireless products and services on the nation’s most reliable wireless network. Today, we are reminding those who have not transitioned that Qwest Wireless service will end on Oct. 31."



Additional Resources:


·         Download a fact sheet for more information.

·         Click here to view a brief video with more information about switching to Verizon Wireless.

·         Qwest Wireless customers can choose a Verizon Wireless phone and plan at 

Para mas información en Español:, 1 866-961-2653



About Qwest

Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class customer service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest offers  a new generation of fiber-optic Internet service, high-speed internet solutions, as well as home phoneVerizon Wireless, and DIRECTV® 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 businesseslarge businessesgovernment agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leaderin 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 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 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




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Margaret Fogarty | Qwest                                                                                      

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