MTS Allstream Introduces Manitobans to BlackBerry(R) 8830 World Edition Smartphone



    RIM's World Edition Smartphone works nationwide on CDMA networks and
    roams globally on GSM/GPRS networks

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is proud
to be bringing the latest in telecommunications technology to Manitobans, with
the launch of the new BlackBerry(R) 8830. The BlackBerry 8830 is a stylish,
full QWERTY, industry-leading smartphone that has all the features of a
wireless phone with e-mail, instant messaging, organizer, and Web browser with
media-rich music and video playback capabilities.
    Working on the high speed mobile networks in Canada and partnering with
other wireless carriers in over 170 countries around the world, the BlackBerry
8830 World Edition Smartphone combines the features of a wireless phone with
email - all in one sleek, stylish handset. It also allows you to roam
internationally, with just one number with our International Roaming Service.
    "Research In Motion Limited has come up with the most exquisite way to
combine business with pleasure," said Stan Kurtas, Vice-President Marketing,
Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream. "The BlackBerry 8830 has all the tools for
efficiency and productivity that the BlackBerry is known for, with the
media-playing capabilities that today's wireless users have come to expect.
Combined with its international roaming capabilities, the BlackBerry 8830 is
truly in a league of its own."
    Additional features of the BlackBerry 8830 include removable memory,
voice-activated dialing, a bright energy-efficient colour display with auto
backlight sensor, high-capacity battery, wireless modem, and hands-free
calling (speakerphone and Bluetooth(TM) 2.0 technology). Despite these many
features, the device is incredibly compact and slim.
    The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphone can also easily tether to a
laptop computer to double as a wireless modem operating on the MTS Mobility
high speed EVDO wireless network. Customers can also subscribe to MTS
Connection Manager, a service that delivers seamless connectivity across
multiple wired and wireless networks, including Ethernet, personal and
business WiFi gateways, and MTS Mobility cellular 1xEVDO networks.
    The BlackBerry 8830 can be purchased at MTS Connect stores and authorized
dealers throughout Manitoba. With the Talk, Email & Surf plan available as low
as $45.00 per month, the BlackBerry 8830 is now available for $299.99 with a
36-month contract. Sign up on any Talk, Email & Surf plan and receive a
50% discount on your monthly rate plan for the first six months. For more
information on this and other exciting wireless devices offered by MTS
Allstream, please visit: www.mts.ca/wireless.

    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
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:

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

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