Denver, December 20, 2006 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced that it has vastly expanded its Qwest Office Plus(R) service, which provides some of the richest managed hosting, high-speed Internet and e-mail features available for small- and mid-sized businesses.
With the new Qwest Office Plus, customers receive additional hosting capabilities that allow small- and mid-sized businesses to build their own high-quality, professionally designed Web sites. A number of hosting options are available and are designed to meet the diverse needs of individual business customers. Customers can even choose a package that provides features comparable to those of larger businesses, supporting e-commerce services like online purchasing, credit card processing and more. In addition, the enhanced service provides even more e-mail accounts and greater data storage capacity, remote access to e-mail and synchronization between Web mail and Microsoft(R) Outlook.
Just in time to support business owners who will travel this holiday season, Qwest Office Plus customers can also subscribe to Qwest Online Backup(R) services. Online Backup allows customers to schedule automatic online backups of PC files, perform backup management from an easy-to-use desktop application, and restore and access data backups from either the desktop or via a secure Web site. For less than the cost of an external hard drive, Online Backup provides an easy-to-use online backup system that ensures data is safe and secure in Qwest's Tier 1 data centers.
"The newly enhanced Qwest Office Plus offers small- and mid-sized businesses the ability to act and appear like a larger enterprise to their customers," said Dan Yost, executive vice president for product and marketing at Qwest. "The small business and mid-market customer segments are growing quickly, and Qwest is well-positioned to meet their needs with innovative products and an unwavering focus on customer service."
Qwest Office Plus helps customers in Qwest's local service territory implement innovative and cost-effective data solutions to help them stay competitive. Qwest Office Plus customers enjoy super-fast high-speed Internet connections coupled with advanced networking so multiple computers can share files and work together from anywhere in the country. Customers also benefit from top-of-the-line security features, such as firewalls and anti-spyware to protect data, and 24-hour advanced customer support online and over the phone. Businesses can also stay connected with the latest features such as access to e-mail from their wireless phones or personal digital assistants.
Because each product is totally scaleable, businesses can select the full Qwest Office Plus suite or choose individual services to better meet their specific needs. Customers with a broad variety of needs and functions can choose to bundle Qwest Office Plus with Qwest Digital Voice(R), giving them even greater ease and simplicity with low, flat monthly rates for unlimited local and nationwide long-distance services.
The enhanced Office Plus services are currently available to new customers and will become available to existing customers in 2007.
The enhancements to Qwest Office Plus are just one example of Qwest's Spirit of Service ? the company's commitment to deliver excellent service and the best value to customers every day. For more information about Qwest Office Plus, visit www.qwest.com or call 1 800-603-6000.
Qwest offers a unique and powerful combination of voice and data solutions for businesses, government agencies and consumers ? locally and throughout the country. Customers coast to coast are turning to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber optic network and its Spirit of Service for quality products and superior customer experience. For more information on Qwest, and its various operating subsidiaries, please go to www.qwest.com.
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