MTS Allstream and Adam Speirs form winning team for 2009 golf season

         Sponsorship provides support for one of Canada's top golfers

    WINNIPEG, April 8 /CNW/ - Pierre Blouin, Chief Executive Officer of MTS
Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream"), is pleased to announce that MTS Allstream
has signed a sponsorship deal with Adam Speirs, one of the country's top
professional golfers.
    Last year, Speirs ranked 13th overall on the Canadian Tour Order of Merit
and won the Greater Vancouver Charity Classic. The two-time U.S. Open
competitor also was a member of Team Canada, the team champions of the
Canadian Tour's International Team Matches in 2007 and 2008.
    "On behalf of our 6,000 employees across the country, I want to welcome
Adam to the MTS Allstream family," said Blouin. "We are thrilled to offer our
support to one of Canada's great golfers, and we look forward to cheering him
on as he takes on new challenges in the year ahead."
    As part of this sponsorship agreement, Speirs will represent MTS
Allstream at various golf tournaments and other events across Canada. In
addition to the financial support he will receive to help him continue
training and attending golf competitions around the world, Speirs will also be
outfitted with MTS Allstream equipment and services - including a
BlackBerry(TM) World Edition - to help him stay connected while on the road.
    "I'm a proud Winnipegger, so teaming up with MTS Allstream is a natural
fit. We share strong roots in Manitoba, yet we both compete on the national
scene," said Speirs. "I look forward to being an ambassador for MTS Allstream
and its employees."
    This year, Speirs expects to participate in a number of competitions that
will take him across the globe - from New York to Mexico, and from South
Africa to Argentina and Chile. His next major event will be the Canadian Tour
stop in Mazatlan, Mexico from April 23 to 26, 2009.

    About MTS Allstream

    MTS Allstream 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
Allstream 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 connectivity, unified
communications, IT consulting and security 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
small business services in select markets across Canada under the Allstream
brand, and 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 27,900 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
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