Qwest Introduces New Choice TV and Choice Online Package Savings

OMAHA, Neb., July 17, 2003 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced two new promotional offers available to Qwest residential customers in Omaha who subscribe to a package of Qwest communications services.

Customers with any Qwest home communications bundle can receive:

  • Any Choice TV basic package for only $4.95 per month for one year, with free installation. This represents a savings of 85 percent off the regular price of Full Choice, Qwest?s most popular basic package, which includes all 61 theme package channels plus access to eight pay per view channels, and
  • Up to 50 percent off of Qwest Choice OnLine, a dedicated broadband connection that allows customers to download music, movies and photos in a fraction of the time that it takes with a traditional dial-up connection. With the promotion, Choice TV subscribers pay only $21 a month for Internet access that delivers speeds of more than 2 megabits per second for one computer. Customers also can choose to order just Choice OnLine, with either home communications package, for only $26 per month.

?This is a great opportunity for our customers to sign up for the communications and entertainment services they want at the most competitive prices in Omaha,? said Rex Fisher, Qwest president for Nebraska. ?Customers can choose Qwest today for the best value, and we?ll deliver the Spirit of Service everyday for an excellent experience.?

Qwest Choice TV allows customers to enjoy a crystal-clear picture using fiber optic technology. Customers can view more than 110 channels including sports, news, movies, pay per view, premium movie channels and digital music express channels.

Qwest currently offers two home communications bundles ? Qwest ValueChoice? or Qwest PreferredChoice?, which allow customers to enjoy significant additional savings compared to purchasing each feature a la carte. Qwest PreferredChoice is $34.99 per month, and includes a phone line and the customer?s choice of all or some of Qwest?s most popular 11 home phone features. Qwest ValueChoice is $24.99 per month and includes one phone line and key features like Caller ID, Call Waiting/Call Waiting ID, Three-Way Calling and Call Forwarding.

The promotional offers will be available to customers in Omaha through October 9, 2003. By the end of August, all current Qwest customers who already have purchased one of these service combinations will be switched to the promotional rates retroactive to July 11, 2003. The new rates will stay in effect for 12 months for both current and newly qualified customers.

To determine service availability in a particular area or to order Qwest Choice TV, Choice OnLine or a Qwest home communications bundle, customers can call 1-800-497-0779.

About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of voice, video and data services to more than 25 million customers. The company?s 50,000 employees are committed to the ?Spirit of Service? and providing world-class services that exceed customers? expectations for quality, value and reliability. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at www.qwest.com.

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