Qwest to End Wireless Service on Oct. 31

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) reported Tuesday that the last of its Qwest Wireless customers will need to shift to another wireless provider by Oct. 31, because Qwest will discontinue the service on that date. The company's wireless customers are accustomed to changing services -- after Qwest sold off its indigenous wireless service, the customers were shifted to Sprint-based plans in early 2004. But then Qwest switched again, to Verizon Wireless .

In its latest earnings report, Qwest said it had 763,000 wireless customers and of that number, less than one quarter continue to use the old Qwest Wireless. The bulk of the wireless subscribers had signed with Verizon Wireless.

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