With Mobile App, Charging Station, Temporary Cellular Tower
DAUPHIN MB, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Dauphin's Countryfest, Canada's
longest running country music festival, is partnering with MTS to offer
fans enhanced wireless services this year. Together, they're
introducing two new acts to this year's line-up: the MTS Charging
Station and a brand new temporary cellular tower. These new services
are going to help MTS customers stay connected at the festival.
"Countryfest fans will be able to stay plugged in and share the festival
experience with their friends and family," says Eric Irwin, president of Dauphin's Countryfest. "Not only will festival goers be able to call, text and surf the
Internet on their devices, they'll also be able to take pictures with a
customized Countryfest photo frame and share it on social media sites
with the Countryfest mobile app."
Countryfest recently signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with MTS
that will bring enhanced wireless services to the festival site.
Building on the success of last year's Cell-on-Wheels mobile cellular
tower, MTS is setting up a temporary cell site to provide cellular
service during festival weekend. Countryfest invested over $80,000
towards the overall cost of building a permanent structure to support
the cell site. MTS is also powering a charging station for wireless
devices at the festival as part of this unique arrangement.
"We're excited to bring the MTS Charging Station to Countryfest," said Kelvin Shepherd, president of MTS. "With the capacity to charge over 100 devices every hour, this free
service is a great addition to our sponsorship."
MTS and Dauphin's Countryfest have developed a strong partnership over
the years. Countryfest is pleased to announce the naming of the MTS
Stage, formerly known as the Hilltop stage, where festival-goers will
be treated to a fantastic line-up of artists.
ABOUT DAUPHIN'S COUNTRYFEST
Canada's longest running country music festival, Dauphin's Countryfest
celebrates its 24th anniversary June 27 to June 30, 2013. Tickets for
this year's event sold out in a record-setting 12 hours back in
Since 1990, the four-day camping music festival draws the biggest names
in country music. Situated on the edge of Riding Mountain National
Park, thousands of visitors take in the natural beauty of this Manitoba
region. With a capacity of 14,000, the unique outdoor amphitheatre
built into the side of a naturally occurring hill provides every patron
a perfect view from any seat in the house.
Countryfest is a not-for-profit organization that consists of a
12-member volunteer Board of Directors and a membership of over 1500
loyal followers. Organizers credit the 2000 volunteers who work
tirelessly every year providing essential services for the festival
weekend, while fundraising for their respective community
organizations. Countryfest contributes approximately $150,000 annually
toward these organizations for providing these services.
Dauphin's Countryfest was awarded the 2012 Philanthropist of the Year
Award from The Dauphin & District Community Foundation. It was
presented at the Community Foundation's annual dinner, given to
individuals or businesses that show the true spirit of philanthropy and
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, CDMA and Wi-Fi wireless networks and is
investing to build out its extensive fibre-to-the-home network in
multiple Manitoba communities. MTS's momentum is fuelled by the
knowledge, skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees.
With over 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).
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