MTS to Offer iPhone 5 in Canada on September 28

Stock Symbol:  MBT

WINNIPEG, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - MTS today announced it will offer iPhone 5 in Canada beginning Friday, September 28. iPhone 5 will be available for a suggested retail price starting at $179 for the 16GB model, $279 for the 32GB model and $379 for the 64GB model in MTS Connect Stores. In addition, iPhone 4S will be available starting at $79 and iPhone 4 will be available starting at $0 beginning today. MTS will allow iPhone 5 customers to connect to its fast HSPA+ network.

iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology—all while delivering even better battery life. iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world's most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: the all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation; Facebook integration; Passbook organization and even more Siri features and languages.

"MTS is very excited to offer iPhone 5 with unlimited data plans so customers in Manitoba can make the most out of features like FaceTime and Maps," said Kelvin Shepherd, President, MTS.

Customers who purchase iPhone 5 from MTS will also benefit from free access to all MTS Wi-Fi Hotspots.

Pricing and details for iPhone:

Plan Plan 1 Plan 2
Monthly Fee* CAD 48.50 CAD 63.50
Voice (minutes) 250 - Any Net
Unlimited - Nights and Weekends
300 - Any Net
Unlimited - Nights and Weekends
SMS Unlimited Unlimited
Data (MB) 1,000 Unlimited**
iPhone 5 16GB CAD 179 CAD 179
iPhone 5 32GB CAD 279 CAD 279
iPhone 5 64GB CAD 379 CAD 379
iPhone 4S 16GB CAD 79 CAD 79
iPhone 4 8GB CAD 0 CAD 0

* Monthly fee includes e911 and WNC fees.
**FUP may apply.
Note: 36-month contract required

For further details please visit your nearest MTS Connect store.

For more information on iPhone 5, please visit: www.apple.com/iphone.

About MTS
MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential and business customers in Manitoba. The company's suite of products and services include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed Internet, an award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions.  A technology leader, MTS operates advanced wireless networks delivering the best coverage for Manitobans with its 4G, CDMA and Wi-Fi wireless networks, and is investing to build out its extensive fibre-to-the-home network in over 20 Manitoba communities. MTS's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees. With more than 100 years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the community and is a proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL's Winnipeg Jets. MTS is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on MTS's products and services, please visit www.mts.ca.

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SOURCE: MTS Allstream

For further information:

Media:  
Chelsea Ross
Corporate Communications
(204) 958-1848
media.relations@mtsallstream.com

Investors:  
Paul Peters
Investor Relations
(204) 941-6178
investor.relations@mtsallstream.com