Qwest Brings New Value to Enterprise Customers

DENVER, May 10, 2005 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced Qwest Promise of Value? offers for existing enterprise customers. The offers provide enhanced services at no additional cost, as well as additional package components. Ultimately, the Promise of Value offers increase the value of customers? service portfolios while requiring no incremental costs.

The new offers are especially valuable for customers who are nearing the end of their contract term with Qwest and are ready to continue their existing service. For example, nationwide ATM and frame relay customers who continue with Qwest are eligible for increased network functionality at no additional cost. This option could include adding IP-enabled technology for any-to-any network connectivity or customers could double their bandwidth on traditional permanent virtual circuits.

Additional package components include a free technology migration clause that allows customers to easily migrate to Qwest?s advanced networking services such as its Qwest iQ Networking? platform for wide area networking services.

Also, customers can choose from complementary services with free months of usage and aggressive discounts. These include long-distance, OneFlex? Integrated Access, OneFlex Hosted VoIP, iQ Networking Internet port, and remote access. These services are in addition to Qwest?s already valuable package features such as installation assurances, network redundancy capabilities, Qwest?s industry-leading online network management tool Qwest Control? and aggressive service level agreements.

"Our research suggests that 2005 will be a year of heavy contract renewal activity,? said Sean Hackett, Yankee Group analyst. ?To secure business, traditional carriers will have to demonstrate additional value beyond price. This move by Qwest will increase customer value from a number of perspectives which go beyond simply focusing on price reductions."

?Part of the Spirit of Service is giving Qwest customers more value for their dollar,? said Thomas Richards, executive vice president, business markets group for Qwest. ?We realize customers have a choice with whom to do business and our commitment is to give customers more value for the same cost. We are doing this by providing enhanced service features, complementary service offerings, and most importantly: top-quality customer service.?

Customers using a variety of Qwest technologies including ATM; frame relay; private line; Qwest iQ Networking? Internet port; complex voice services; and Centrex Prime are eligible for these unique Promise of Value offers.

About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of voice, video and data services. With more than 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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