As traditional voice and data services continue to merge with wireless, video and fiber-optic Internet services, Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) has launched a new generation of interactive retail kiosks that allow consumers to experience first-hand how the intersection of these technologies can simplify their lives. Qwest has unveiled 11 new interactive kiosks in shopping centers in Colorado, Iowa, North Dakota, Washington and Arizona, with plans to open 31 additional locations across the company’s 14-state region.
All of the residential and small-business products that Qwest offers, including voice services, Qwest high-speed and fiber-optic Internet services, Verizon Wireless service and DIRECTV® service, are available at the Qwest kiosks, but the goal of Qwest’s new retail strategy is to let consumers experience the very broad set of products and services Qwest offers, and see how these services can be mixed and matched to suit their lifestyles at home and on the go.
“Qwest offers a product set that provides the means to connect people to what’s most important in their lives, at home and on the go,” said Jim Vogel, vice president at Qwest. “The new Qwest kiosks provide a setting to show consumers how the right mix of products and services available through Qwest – high-speed Internet, Verizon Wireless, video and voice – can work together to benefit them in ways they never imagined.
”At the kiosks customers can experience how combining services like Qwest High-Speed Internet and DIRECTV service available through Qwest, provides access to DIRECTV on Demand with more than 4,000 programming titles, and enables customers to share photos, music and videos by sending them from their home computers to their big-screen TVs. In addition to multimedia demos, customers can get their hands on entertainment and games, connectivity solutions that enable new and innovative home phone functionality, Internet-based home monitoring services, business productivity devices and more.
To find the Qwest Solutions Center near you, visit http://www.qwest.com/stores or call 1 877-567-1717.
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.