Qwest to halt wireless service on 31 October

19 Aug 2009

US-based Qwest Communications has announced that it will shut down its own-brand wireless service at the end of October, Reuters reports. In August 2008 the telco stopped offering the service, which it provided via a wholesale agreement with Sprint, to new customers and began to resell Verizon Wireless-branded services in tandem with its fixed line products instead. Qwest, which is giving its subscribers 60 days notice of the service shut down, said it would not charge early contract termination fees and customers would be able to port their numbers to other providers, such as Verizon. The company said that in September and October, Qwest customers making calls will be routed to Qwest customer service representatives to be reminded of the shut down.