Denver, October 19, 2006 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced that it is delivering more one-on-one service to many smaller businesses than ever before. Customers that previously may have had call-center support will now have their own Qwest business account manager to be a single point-of-contact for all their business needs, nationwide.

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced that it is delivering more one-on-one service to many smaller businesses than ever before. Customers that previously may have had call-center support will now have their own Qwest business account manager to be a single point-of-contact for all their business needs, nationwide.

"Having one dedicated account manager has made Qwest even more customer-friendly. With a single point-of-contact, we have 24x7 support, and we get more information to choose the right communications services for our business," said Mike Malone, vice president of marketing for DRYLOC SIDING AND TRIM SYSTEMSTM. "Although we aren't a huge enterprise, we get treated like one by Qwest."

"While some service providers may be focused on global business accounts, Qwest is committed to providing outstanding customer service to every business customer regardless of its size," said Tom Richards, executive vice president, Qwest business markets group. "The fact is that the vast majority of businesses aren't global enterprises, however they still require tailored voice and data communications to ensure their business runs smoothly. Our Spirit of Service commitment is for all customers nationally from smaller businesses to the Fortune 500."

The Qwest business markets group is responsible for the sales, marketing and delivery of voice, data and IP communications services to hundreds of thousands of Qwest's business customers, from small businesses to global enterprises. The group includes more than 3,000 employees who interact daily with Qwest customers. To contact a Qwest customer account manager in your area, please contact 1 877-816-8550.

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