WHAT: Q by Qwest gives customers unlimited wireless minutes that can be used any time, all for a flat monthly fee of $39.99, with no contract commitment or credit check. Q by Qwest is consumers' best value for pay-in advance wireless service in Minnesota. Q by Qwest comes with several standard features - all included in the flat monthly fee including Caller ID, Call Waiting, and wireless Voice Mail.


Available beginning today in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

WHERE: Minnesota customers benefit from a coverage area that includes the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and extends North to Hinckley and Little Falls, West to Paynesville, and South to include Red Wing, Rochester and Stewartville. Local calls include calls from the Qwest coverage area while on the Qwest network to all phone numbers in the 612, 320, 507, 651, 763, and 952 area codes. See coverage map for details.

HOW: Customers can purchase Q by Qwest service by:
* Calling 866-487-3387and ordering by phone.
* Visiting either of the Qwest Wireless Retail Stores in Minnesota:
2100 North Snelling Avenue
Har Mar Mall, Roseville

13101 Ridgedale Drive

* Logging on to www.qwestwireless.com and ordering online.

Customers get their first four weeks of service free after activating the Audiovox PCX1110XLQ phone for $79.99 plus a $35 activation fee. Monthly service is simple - a flat fee of $39.99 per month.

About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leader in reliable, scalable and secure broadband data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. The Qwest Macro Capacity(r) Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed and efficiency, spans more than 190,000 miles globally. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at www.qwest.com.

This release may contain projections and other forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Qwest with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including potential fluctuations in quarterly results, volatility of Qwest's stock price, intense competition in the communications services market, changes in demand for Qwest's products and services, dependence on new product development and acceleration of the deployment of advanced new services, such as broadband data, wireless and video services, which could require substantial expenditure of financial and other resources in excess of contemplated levels, higher than anticipated employee levels, capital expenditures and operating expenses, rapid and significant changes in technology and markets, adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative environment affecting Qwest's business and delays in Qwest's ability to provide interLATA services within its 14-state local service territory, failure to maintain rights of way, and failure to achieve the projected synergies and financial results expected to result from the acquisition of U S WEST timely or at all and difficulties in combining the operations of Qwest and U S WEST. This release may include analysts' estimates and other information prepared by third parties for which Qwest assumes no responsibility. Qwest undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts' expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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