MTS Allstream Announces Agreement with Sprint Nextel

    MTS Mobility will leverage Sprint's handset roadmap and vendor
    relationships to provide customers access to a broader range of devices

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, June 9 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") today
announced the signing of an agreement with Sprint Nextel's Global Alliance
program that will allow MTS Allstream to take advantage of Sprint's handset
lineups, vendor relationships and buying power to provide an enhanced handset
and service offering for MTS Mobility customers in Manitoba. The agreement
also allows MTS Allstream access to information about Sprint's technology,
product development and planning which will assist in further developing its
own wireless service offerings in Manitoba.
    "We are very excited to move forward in this new relationship with
Sprint, a premier wireless carrier noted for its innovative approach to the
wireless marketplace," said Kelvin Shepherd, President Consumer Markets
division, MTS Allstream. "MTS Allstream is the leading wireless provider in
Manitoba. We already feature Manitoba's widest wireless network, and our
relationship with Sprint will help us bring more of the newest handsets and
wireless devices to our customers and the Manitoba market."
    MTS Allstream, operating under the MTS brand in Manitoba, operates the
leading wireless service in the province of Manitoba, with 438,300 subscribers
as of March 31, 2009. The wireless business is supported by Manitoba's widest
wireless network and is part of a competitive overall consumer product
portfolio that includes local service, calling features, long distance,
high-speed Internet access, digital television and high-definition television.
    For more information on MTS products and services, visit

    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 - IP 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
more information, please visit:

For further information:

For further information: Media: Greg Burch, MTS Allstream Corporate
Communications, (416) 345-3576, (204) 941-8576,; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream
Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178,

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