DENVER, July 21, 2006 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) has expanded its retail operations in Colorado, and will open a new company retail store at the Marketplace at Centerra today. This new store, one of 18 in Colorado, is located west of Interstate 25 on Highway 34 in Loveland.

Qwest remains the only communications provider that offers a full-service retail environment with personal, face-to-face assistance for a complete spectrum of communications choices. Customers can get expert advice and purchase high-speed Internet service, digital voice, wireless service and DirecTV. Additionally, each Qwest Solutions Center has a convenient bill drop, and all Qwest retail associates can make feature changes and assist with technical support.

"Qwest's face-to-face setting delivers the high level of personal assistance and service customers are looking for," said Jim Vogel, Qwest vice president of sales. "This new retail location allows customers to test-drive the latest in wireless phones, surf the Web and take control of the DirecTV remote in the store's entertainment area."

Qwest's Solutions Centers have been a success for both customers and the company. Since 2004, Qwest has opened 99 new locations, and, as of the end of the first quarter, same-store sales are up 47 percent year-over-year.

Existing solutions centers in Colorado are located at Town Center at Aurora; Chapel Hills Mall and Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs; Cherry Creek North, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 1801 California Street and 1600 Stout Street, on the 16th Street Mall in Denver; FlatIron Crossing in Broomfield; Foothills Fashion Mall in Ft. Collins; Greeley Mall in Greeley; Mesa Mall in Grand Junction; Colorado Mills in Lakewood, Park Meadows Mall and Southwest Plaza in Littleton; Twin Peaks Mall in Longmont; and Westminster Mall in Westminster.

The company continues to offer customers new ways to learn about and choose Qwest services. In addition to Qwest retail locations, customers can work with Qwest online at www.qwest.com or over the phone by calling 1 800-244-1111.

About Qwest
Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of high-speed Internet, data, video and voice services. With approximately 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.