OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Communicating just got easier. A new service from EMBARQ now allows the home phone and wireless phone to easily work together, helping customers miss fewer calls, use fewer wireless minutes and stay connected.

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EMBARQ(TM) Together Plan Plus(SM) makes the home phone cool by integrating it with the customer's wireless service allowing customers to conveniently control where they take the call, when to take the call and what phone to use with new calling feature capabilities -- EMBARQ(TM) Find Me/Follow Me with EMBARQ(TM) Call Transfer.

With EMBARQ(TM) Find Me/Follow Me feature, customers can link their home phone with the other phones in their life. A call to a customer's home number could simultaneously ring their wireless phone or be directed to any alternate phone if there is no answer. This allows customers to answer the phone that is more convenient for them, whether they're at home or on the go.

Using the "live" EMBARQ(TM) Call Transfer feature, customers can easily transfer calls they've received on their home phone to any other wireless or landline phone they have pre-selected without interrupting the call. The call can then be either transferred back to the originally called number or to a third number, helping to reduce the number of wireless minutes customers use when they are at home.

"The EMBARQ(TM) Together Plan Plus(SM) calling features will make life easier for our customers who want to take calls when and where it's most convenient for them," said Dennis Huber, senior vice president of product development at EMBARQ. "Integrating the home and wireless phone means customers no longer have to give out multiple phone numbers to their family and friends and helps ensure that important calls are no longer missed."

No special equipment is required to use the EMBARQ(TM) Together Plan Plus(SM) calling features. They will work with the customer's existing EMBARQ home phone service and any wireless service. However, customers with EMBARQ(TM) Wireless service can also direct unanswered wireless phone calls to ring multiple devices. The calling features are simple to use and settings are easy to change via a specialized web portal on embarq.com. EMBARQ(TM) Together Plan Plus(SM) subscribers can control their personal communication including call location, device priority, number of rings allowed for each call, and whether or not the calling party has to provide identification. The web portal also gives customers the option to have calls forwarded during a specific time of day or day of the week.

The EMBARQ(TM) Together Plan Plus(SM) calling features, including Find Me/Follow Me and Call Transfer, is available to EMBARQ(TM) customers with the Basic Home Phone and Voicemail package for an additional monthly rate of $4.50. Later this year, customers can stop by an EMBARQ retail store for a demonstration on how the new calling features work.

The EMBARQ(TM) Together Plan Plus(SM) is an enhancement to the EMBARQ(TM) Together Plan(SM) launched in February which also provides customers with EMBARQ(TM) One Voicemail and one bill.

The launch of the EMBARQ(TM) Together Plan Plus calling features is another example of how EMBARQ is leading the way in integrating the home and wireless phones. This type of innovative technology recently earned EMBARQ a Communications Innovators Award from New Paradigm Resources Group (NPRG). NPRG honors service providers who are at the leading edge of technology innovation.

For more information about the EMBARQ(TM) Together Plan Plus(SM), call 1-866-2EMBARQ or visit http://www.embarq.com/togetherplan.


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of common sense communications services. The company has approximately 19,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500. For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill. For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class DSL, wireless, enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services. In 2007, EMBARQ ranked highest in customer satisfaction among large enterprise businesses, according to J.D. Power and Associates Study. EMBARQ believes that by focusing on the communities the company serves and by employing common sense and practical ingenuity, it is able to provide customers with a committed partner, dedicated customer service and innovative products for work and home. For more information, visit embarq.com.

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