MONROE, La., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CenturyTel, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) plans to release its third quarter 2008 earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, October 30, 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 866.835.8893 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 October 30, 2008 and ending November 5, 2008, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. The replay can be accessed by calling 888.266.2081 and entering the access code: 1283028. A replay of the call will also be available on the Web site beginning at 2:00 p.m. CDT on October 30, 2008 and ending November 19, 2008, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

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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