MTS first to launch the Novatel Wireless MiFi(TM) 2200 Intelligent Mobile
Hotspot in Manitoba

    
    Creates WiFi access for up to five users anywhere MTS 1X/EVDO network
    available

    Stock Symbol: MBT
    

WINNIPEG, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - MTS is pleased to be the first wireless provider to launch the Novatel Wireless MiFi(TM) 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot in Manitoba. MiFi is a fast and easy way to get broadband wireless data on the go.

Delivering the ultimate experience in personal freedom, the MiFi wirelessly accesses the Internet anywhere MTS 1X/EVDO coverage is available with any WiFi-enabled device. Able to support up to five users or devices simultaneously, customers can share their wireless high-speed connection with friends, family members and coworkers.

"Continuing to offer the latest wireless products and services to our customers, MTS is the first wireless service provider in Manitoba to bring MiFi to the market," said Kelvin Shepherd, President, Consumer Markets division, MTS Allstream. "MiFi offers wireless convenience for customers wherever they are, for work or play, and customers can feel confident while accessing our broad wireless network across the province."

MiFi is great for personal and business use allowing up to five computers or personal WiFi-enabled devices to be simultaneously connected to the Internet providing instant access to email, downloading files, mobile gaming, and surfing the web. Extremely portable, the MiFi is sleek and small enough to fit in the palm of a hand.

For more information, visit www.mts.ca/internet.

About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream is 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 5,800 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. In 2008, MTS Allstream had 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: Jill Gibson, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392, media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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