Next Generation BlackBerry(R) Pearl(TM) 8130 Smartphone Now Available with MTS Mobility


    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Nov. 20 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") continues
to offer the latest in wireless technology to Manitobans with the next
generation BlackBerry(R) Pearl(TM) 8130 smartphone. Complete with advanced
phone features, media player, digital camera with video recording, built-in
global positioning system and expandable memory, the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is
designed to do more.
    "The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 offers the renowned BlackBerry smartphone
experience, including access to e-mail, browser, text messaging, instant
messaging, organizer applications and the list goes on," said Stan Kurtas,
Vice-President Marketing, Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream. "Not only is this
phone small, light and stylish, it has an impressive set of data capabilities
which both individual and business customers will appreciate."Available in an attractive amethyst colour, the BlackBerry Pearl 8130
includes:

    -   Facebook(R) for BlackBerry Smartphones, a new software application
        which enhances the capabilities of Facebook for mobile users beyond a
        mobile browsing experience, with picture uploading, automatic message
        delivery and more;
    -   SureType(R) keyboard technology featuring word completion and spell
        check;
    -   Access to downloadable ringers and screensavers;
    -   Two megapixel camera with flash, zoom and video capture;
    -   Enhanced media player, perfect for listening to music and watching
        videos;
    -   Convenient, externally accessible microSD/SDHC memory card slot,
        providing plenty of storage space for music, videos and pictures;
    -   Bluetooth(R) stereo audio support and 3.5mm stereo headphone jack,
        compatible with standard MP3 player head phones; and
    -   Ultra-thin high-capacity removable battery.The BlackBerry Pearl 8130, available in December, is priced at $99.99
when an MTS Mobility customer signs a 36-month contract with a monthly voice
and data package. For a limited time, customers receive 50% off for the first
four months on any of the new MTS Mobility Talk, Email & Surf Plans starting
at $22.50 for the first four months, which also includes four months of
unlimited Canadian data usage.
    For more information on the great wireless devices and offers from MTS
Allstream, please visit mts.ca/wireless.

    The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are
the exclusive properties and trade-marks of Research In Motion Limited.

    About MTS Allstream

    MTS Allstream Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom
Services Inc., and is one of Canada's leading national communication solutions
providers, delivering innovative products and services through the Enterprise
Solutions and Consumer Markets divisions. The Enterprise Solutions division,
which operates under the Allstream brand nationally and under the MTS brand in
Manitoba, is a leading competitor in the national business and wholesale
markets. This division offers customers a portfolio of solutions tailored to
the needs of medium and large businesses looking for success in a world of
rapidly evolving technology - Internet protocol-based communications, unified
communications, voice and data connectivity services. The Consumer Markets
division leads every telecommunications market segment in Manitoba, delivering
a full suite of next generation wireless, high-speed Internet and data,
digital television and wireline voice services under the MTS brand, as well as
small business services across Canada under the Allstream brand, and security
and alarm monitoring services through AAA Alarm Systems Ltd., an affiliate of
MTS Allstream which also operates in other western provinces. MTS Allstream's
extensive national broadband fibre optic network spans more than 24,300
kilometres, and provides international connections through strategic alliances
and interconnection agreements with other international service providers.
Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock
Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). For more information, please visit:
www.mtsallstream.com.




For further information: Greg Burch, Manager Corporate Communications,
(204) 941-8576, media.relations@mtsallstream.com