Denver – March 18, 2011 Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) today announced that it is offering its residential customers free long-distance calling from their landline phones to Japan from March 11 through April 10, 2011.

KEY FACTS

  • Qwest residential customers may now make free long-distance calls from their Qwest landline phones to Japan from March 11 to April 10, 2011.
  • The free calling applies to residential customers who have a Qwest residential long-distance plan with their Qwest landline phone service.
  • Qwest residential customers do not need to call Qwest to request this service, as it will be done automatically.
  • Depending on their billing date, some customers may see charges for calls placed to Japan made on or shortly after March 11 and may call 1-800-244-1111 to request a bill adjustment.

The devastation and loss of life caused by last week’s earthquake and tsunami in northe our residential customers an opportunity to connect with their family and friends in Japan is a way Qwest can help ease the suffering. 

 

Qwest has also created a special website for employees to donate to the nonprofits that are helping the people of Japan. The Qwest Foundation will match total employee contributions up to $50,000 to benefit relief efforts.

About Qwest
Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class customer service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest offers a new generation of fiber-optic-fast Internet service, high-speed internet solutions, as well as home phone, Verizon Wireless, and DIRECTV® services. Fortune 500 companies and other large businesses and wholesale customers, as well as small businesses and governmental agencies, choose Qwest to deliver a full suite of network, data and voice services. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by leading technology industry analyst firms.

About the Qwest Foundation
The Qwest Foundation's core principle is that investing in people and communities provides lasting value for the future. The Qwest Foundation awards grants to community-based programs that generate high-impact and measurable results, focusing on pre-an>