DENVER, May 7, 2002 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) announced today the introduction of a new package of services that provides customers with the most sought-after telephone line features. The PopularChoiceä package is the first time Qwest has included two of its most popular features, Voice Messaging Service and Security ScreenSM, in the same bundle. PopularChoice was developed in response to Qwest customers asking for a package with a more customized list of services that they are more likely to use every day.
PopularChoice is available now to customers in Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Arizona residents will be able to order the service beginning May 15.
?PopularChoice will save customers in South Dakota $23 a month, or 39 percent, as compared to buying the calling features individually because it packages up to 10 customized features,? said Randy Meissner, senior vice president of consumer marketing for Qwest. ?Qwest listens to its customers and has provided a package that has a combination of customers? favorite featured services.?
Security Screen gives Caller ID users more control and virtually eliminates unidentified calls by intercepting those calls from blocked and unidentified numbers. Unidentified telemarketers are stopped and asked to hang up while family and friends still get through easily.
PopularChoice customers will pay $34.95 per month, including the basic phone line, and may choose from the following 10 phone features:
- Voice Messaging Service
- Security Screen
- Call Waiting
- Caller ID
- Call Rejection
- Last Call Return
- Continuous Redial
- Three-Way Calling
- Call Forwarding
- Non-Listed Service
In addition, Qwest is announcing CustomChoice-Completeä, an expanded version of its current CustomChoice package that provides Voice Messaging Service, Security Screen and Linebacker, will be available by the end of May at a cost of $39.95 monthly.
For more information, consumers may call 1-877-294-0005.
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