MONROE, La., July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CenturyTel, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) plans to release its second quarter 2008 earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, July 31, 2008, and host a related conference call at 10:30 a.m. CDT that day.

The conference call will be streamed live over CenturyTel's Web site at Interested parties can also access the call by dialing 866.206.5917 five minutes prior to the start of the call. A digital recording of the call will be available beginning at 2:30 p.m. CDT on July 31, 2008 and ending August 6, 2008, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. The replay can be accessed by calling 888.258.7854 and entering the access code: 1253493. A replay of the call will also be available on the Web site beginning at 2:00 p.m. CDT on July 31, 2008 and ending August 20, 2008, at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

CenturyTel (NYSE: CTL) is a leading provider of communications, high-speed Internet and entertainment services in small-to-mid-size cities through our broadband and fiber transport networks. Included in the S&P 500 Index, CenturyTel delivers advanced communications with a personal touch to customers in 25 states. Visit us at

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