Qwest Communications Launches Qwest Total Advantage? To Simplify Business Communications Purchases

DENVER, June 17, 2002 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today launched Qwest Total Advantage ? - an aggressive new plan that helps businesses reduce costs by aggregating their communications purchases with Qwest. Total Advantage offers savings on long-distance, voice, data and Internet services while also providing best-in-class technical solutions; the benefit of a dedicated, account representative; and ongoing service reviews to guarantee satisfaction across customers? services.

Companies spending at least $1000 per month in telecommunications services can qualify for discounted rates. Under Qwest Total Advantage, customized solutions using Qwest?s comprehensive portfolio of local, long-distance, data and Internet services can be created to meet each company?s needs. The more a company spends under the plan, the more it can save on its telecommunications costs. Furthermore, companies of any size purchasing services through Qwest Total Advantage will have a dedicated account representative providing knowledgeable customer service and support.

?Businesses everywhere need to reduce operational costs, yet their performance expectations are soaring,? said Clifford Holtz, Qwest executive vice president of national business accounts. ?We recognize the difficult balancing act businesses must play between cost and performance, so we created Qwest Total Advantage to provide businesses with volume-based discounts coupled with industry leading service level agreements and customer support. We think it is one of the most comprehensive communications purchasing programs available.?

With some of the industry?s most advanced service level agreements (SLAs), Qwest Total Advantage offers among the most complete communications product suites using Qwest?s 190,000 mile worldwide, high-speed network. Communications solutions available through Qwest Total Advantage include:

  • Local and long-distance voice, data and Internet services*
  • High-speed network transport
  • Security services
  • Dedicated Internet access
  • International connectivity
  • Web hosting and application service provider solutions
  • Network management
  • IT consulting

*Qwest recently filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for authority to provide long-distance service in Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota. Until Qwest?s application is approved, some Qwest Total Advantage discounts will not be available in those states, or in Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington or Wyoming.

About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leader in reliable, scalable and secure broadband data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. The Qwest Macro Capacity® Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed and efficiency, spans more than 190,000 miles globally. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at www.qwest.com.

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