Denver, August 3, 2006 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced that Qwest Wireless(R) is offering a new wireless handset for music lovers on-the-go. The Samsung A920 is the first Qwest Wireless handset to support full-track music downloading through Qwest music service. In addition, the new handset enables the latest mobile multimedia capabilities, including high-quality streaming mobile video with dozens of broadcasts per day, global positioning system (GPS) navigation, Bluetooth(R) wireless technology, SIRIUS(R) satellite radio and Music on Demand through Sprint Power VisionSM.
The Samsung A920 includes a 1.3 mega pixel camera with flash and digital zoom, plus an embedded stereo speaker for good sound quality and an external TransFLASH memory card that supports expandable storage of personal content. Users will enjoy high-data speeds when accessing Sprint Power Vision services to download content or songs. The handset features an external navigation key for easy access to Music on Demand play lists and media content.
"Qwest Wireless is excited to offer customers mobile access to the hottest new features and most advanced streaming multimedia," said Frank Simanson, vice president of product management for Qwest. "The new handset gives mobile customers and music lovers access to high-speed video, music and data when they?re on the go."
Qwest Wireless network services are provided on the Sprint(R) Nationwide PCS Network. The new handset is available at discounted prices with a one- or two-year Qwest Wireless contract for eligible customers. New and existing customers can visit a Qwest retail store, visit www.qwest.com/wireless or call 1 800-244-1111 for more information.
Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of high-speed Internet, data, video and voice services. With nearly 40,000 employees, Qwest is 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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