MTS Encourages Manitobans to Come Home

Hometown telecommunications provider is Presenting Partner of Manitoba Homecoming 2010 Celebrations

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, March 26 /CNW/ - MTS, Manitoba's hometown telecommunications provider, is continuing to support the Manitoba community as a Presenting Partner of Manitoba Homecoming 2010.

Manitoba Homecoming 2010 is a year-long celebration encouraging Manitobans to reconnect with and rediscover what Manitoba has to offer. Through a variety of events and programs - from a traditional Manitoba social to business development initiatives - the celebration is set to persuade Manitobans living outside the province to "come home" and see what they've been missing.

"Manitoba Homecoming 2010 is a great way to celebrate this province's great history and people," said Kelvin Shepherd, President MTS. "Manitoba is home for more than 3,000 of our employees, and as the province's premier communications company, MTS is proud to be a Presenting Partner of this initiative. We hope that all Manitobans will take part in the festivities, and that they will encourage friends and family living outside the province to come home and join them."

As a partner of the initiative, MTS is a presenting sponsor of Manitoba Homecoming 2010's "World's Largest Social", an event occurring simultaneously in more than 60 Manitoba communities on Saturday, May 15. In keeping with a truly unique Manitoban tradition, the World's Largest Social will be an opportunity for people across the province to celebrate together.

MTS is also helping Manitoba Homecoming 2010 encourage ex-pats to come home by providing 10,000 'Call Home On Us' long distance phone cards. Manitoba Homecoming 2010 has been distributing the cards to Manitobans living outside the province who can use the cards to call home and plan their visit.

"It's great to see MTS, our hometown telecommunications provider, show their Manitoban pride by supporting Manitoba Homecoming 2010," said Kevin Walters, Executive Director, Manitoba Homecoming 2010.

About MTS

MTS is part of MTS Allstream, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Greg Burch, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 941-8576, media.relations@mtsallstream.com; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178, investor.relations@mtsallstream.com

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