Qwest Wireless to shut down by October 31

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Qwest has announced that its remaining wireless customers have 60 days to find another provider, as the company will shut down its wireless services by October 31. In Qwest's recent earnings report, it claimed to have 763,000 wireless customers, but less than a quarter used the old Qwest Wireless and instead signed with Verizon.

Under an agreement, Qwest has been reselling Verizon Wireless to its customers as "Qwest Wireless." A few years prior, they had a similar partnership with Sprint. Given the partnership, subscribers who switch to Verizon will receive combined billing statements and deals on handsets.

Qwest is also allowing its customers to port their number to another phone and carrier. Starting next month, when Qwest Wireless subscribers make an outgoing call it will be first be forwarded to a customer service agent who will remind them of the coming cancellation.

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