Cheyenne, WY, February 28, 2001 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband Internet company, today announced that Wyoming residents who call Qwest?s Directory Assistance will be able to have their calls completed automatically anywhere in the state without having to hang up and redial. This new service is part of the company?s plan to deliver exceptional service to customers.
The Automatic Call Completion service is free for local calls. Qwest toll charges will apply for long-distance calls within Wyoming. Because of legal restrictions, the service isn?t available for calls to other states.
?Automatic Call Completion has proven very popular in other states where it?s available,? said Mike Ceballos, Qwest?s vice president for Wyoming. ?Now our Wyoming customers can also enjoy this service.?
Automatic Call Completion will be available to Wyoming residents who dial 411 for Directory Assistance. The service isn?t available when callers dial other number combinations to reach directory assistance provided by companies other than Qwest.
There?s a 95-cent charge for each call to Qwest Directory Assistance. The long-distance charge for calls completed within the state is 15 cents or less per minute, depending on the time of day and whether the caller has a discount plan with Qwest. Discounts from other long-distance companies don?t apply since Qwest provides the service.
Anyone with access to the Internet also can look up an unlimited number of listings free at www.qwestdex.com, an online phone directory provided by Qwest. Numbers are available on the website for listings anywhere in the United States.
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