Qwest Continues Retail Expansion; Opens New Residential Solutions Center in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- Wireless, Broadband, Voice and TV Services Now Available at Eight Oregon Locations

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced the opening of a new company retail store at Pioneer Place in Portland. The new location is one of eight in Oregon, and one of 94 Qwest stores in the company's 14-state region.

Qwest is 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 wireless, high-speed Internet service, home-phone packages, long-distance service and DirecTV. Additionally, each Qwest store has a convenient bill drop, and all Qwest retail associates can make feature changes and assist with billing inquiries and technical support.

"The Solution Center setting allows Qwest to provide customers with the high level of personal assistance and service that they are looking for," said Judy Peppler, Qwest state president for Oregon. "Bringing an additional location to Oregon allows Qwest to serve more customers in this face-to-face setting."

Existing locations are: Eugene's Valley River Center, Lloyd Center (two locations) and Clackamas Mall in Portland; Rogue Valley Mall in Medford; Salem Center in Salem; and Gateway Mall in Springfield. 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.