Keep in contact with Windows Live(TM) Messenger and MTS Mobility

    MTS Mobility customers now instant message anytime and anywhere

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") customers
can now download Windows Live(TM) Messenger to their MTS Mobility cell phones.
This popular instant messaging service, often referred to as "MSN Messenger",
allows users to communicate in real-time with friends and family on their
computers. Now MTS Mobility customers can stay connected with their Windows
Live Messenger contacts no matter where they are.
    "MTS Mobility customers are now connecting with contacts on the go," said
Stan Kurtas, Vice-President Marketing, Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream. "This,
together with our other wireless services, gives MTS Mobility customers an
additional way to keep in touch with friends and family."
    Windows Live Messenger is available through MTS Mobility, MTS Allstream's
wireless network covering 97% of the Manitoba population, on the Samsung m500,
a640, a900 and LG 150, 3300 cellular phones, with more phones to come. With
Windows Live Messenger, MTS Mobility customers can add new friends to their
contact list; send, receive and reply to instant messages; add emoticons, like
'smileys' in messages; change their status; and check the status of contacts.
    Customers can download Windows Live Messenger directly to their MTS
Mobility cell phones or visit for download instructions.
Windows Live Messenger requires a $5.00 monthly subscription, and applicable
Mobile Browser(TM) charges will apply.
    For more information or to sign up for access to Windows Live Messenger,
visit or call MTS Allstream at 225-5687 (CALLMTS).

    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

For further information:

For further information: Greg Burch, Manager, Corporate Communications,
MTS Allstream Inc., (204) 941-8576,

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