MTS wireless customers now able to roam in more places throughout Saskatchewan

Agreement with SaskTel expands MTS's 4G HSPA+ coverage in Saskatchewan

Stock Symbol:  MBT

WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - MTS today announced an agreement with provincial telecommunications provider SaskTel that immediately improves MTS's 4G HSPA+ wireless coverage throughout Saskatchewan. MTS customers can now enjoy high-quality voice, messaging, and data services on their HSPA devices in more places in Saskatchewan than ever before.

"Our new agreement with SaskTel significantly increases the 4G HSPA+ roaming coverage for MTS customers travelling or doing business in Saskatchewan," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd. "In addition to coverage previously available to MTS customers in many Saskatchewan locations, we're proud that our 4G HSPA+ roaming now extends throughout rural Saskatchewan."

MTS customers now have access to SaskTel's 4G HSPA+ network which covers 98% of the Saskatchewan population. With download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, MTS customers can surf the Internet or download content with ease on either side of Manitoba's western border.

"Our strong relationship with SaskTel gives MTS customers access to the widest wireless network in Saskatchewan - just in time for the holiday season," added Mr. Shepherd.

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 LTE, 4G HSPA+, 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

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