DENVER, Oct. 9, 2008 —Today Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) introduced Colorado customers to the qHome™ Integrated Message Manager, a new Web tool developed in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation that gives customers online access to their Qwest home phone service. qHome integrates a customer’s Qwest Choice Home ® phone service and Qwest High-Speed Internet ® service through Microsoft’s Windows Live™ to manage all of their messages – voicemail, e-mail, call logs – from a personal computer.
Through the qHome online portal, customers can see who's calling their home phone, listen to voicemail, forward messages, manage their contacts and place a phone call with a click of a mouse. When qHome customers are away from home, they can log into the qHome portal from most computers, remotely view and manage their home phone activity and receive instant message pop-ups of incoming home phone calls with Windows Live Messenger. Click here for an online demo of qHome.
“qHome brings Qwest home phone and Qwest High-Speed Internet services together in ways that allow people to simplify their lives,” said Qwest product director Ken Rambo. “qHome is another example of Qwest’s commitment to deliver solutions for customers that enable multiple services to work together at home and on the go.”
With qHome, Qwest offers its customers a simple and efficient way to prioritize e-mail and voicemail messages from family, friends, colleagues and business partners all from the convenience of an online portal. qHome customers benefit from five features on their qHome online portal:
- qMessaging - See who is calling the Qwest home phone line and listen to voicemails through Windows Live, and see the ten most recent voicemails and calls logged.
- Preferences - Manage certain call detail preferences, voicemail features and Qwest Choice Home phone features online.
- Quickcall - Manage contacts in one place through Windows Live. Use a personal computer to initiate a call on the Qwest Choice Home phone line.
- Announcement - Updates about qHome and Windows Live.
- My account - View Qwest account status and links to contact Qwest customer service, schedule repairs and more.
Full qHome functionality is available at no additional charge to Qwest customers who have the following Qwest services:
Qwest Choice™ Home phone package with caller ID and voicemail
Qwest High-Speed Internet with Windows Live™ (minimum 1.5 Mbps recommended)
A q.com, msn.com, hotmail.com or live.commember name or e-mail address
Most Colorado Qwest customers can subscribe to qHome at www.qwest.com/qhome. qHome is expected to launch in additional markets before the end of 2008.
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