MTS Allstream brings PC/Xbox High Speed Internet Offer to Manitobans just in time for Christmas

    This year, give the gift you want yourself!

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Nov. 2 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is making
it a whole lot easier for Manitobans to get their Christmas shopping done with
the PC/Xbox High Speed Internet offer, which lets eligible MTS High Speed
Internet customers purchase an Xbox 360(TM) Elite gaming system, a Compaq
Presario desktop computer or an HP Pavilion notebook computer, and have it
delivered to their door and conveniently charged to their monthly MTS
Allstream Internet bill.
    The PC/Xbox High Speed Internet offer is available to eligible new and
existing customers in Manitoba who subscribe to MTS Allstream's High Speed
Internet services. This great purchase plan arrives just in time for the
Christmas shopping rush with a number of great benefits, such as:

    -   Avoiding the full upfront costs to purchase a new computer or gaming
    -   Front door delivery
    -   Paying for the equipment on your Internet bill over a 36 month period
    -   Paying less by taking advantage of MTS Allstream's unique bundles

    "Our customers have very high expectations, and we are always looking for
ways to enhance the quality and variety of services we provide to them," said
Kelvin Shepherd, President Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream. "In this case, the
relationships we have established with Microsoft and HP are helping us bring
an exciting new offering to Manitobans in a way that helps us enhance the
value of our bundles and reward our most loyal customers."
    The Xbox package offers three cool Xbox games, including the hottest new
release, Halo 3 included with the Xbox 360(TM) Elite console featuring a 120
GB removable hard drive, two Xbox wireless controllers with batteries, a
12-month Xbox LIVE Gold membership, and an Xbox wireless headset. The Xbox
plan and the desktop computer plan each require a down payment of $99.00. A
down payment of $299.00 is required for the notebook computer plan. The MTS
High Speed Internet PC/Xbox offers start as low as $51.99 a month on a
36-month contract.
    For more details about the PC/Xbox High Speed Internet offer and pricing
information, please visit
    Xbox 360 is either a registered trade-mark or a trade-mark of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

    About MTS Allstream Inc.

    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
small business services 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 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 visit:

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For further information: Greg Burch, (204) 941-8576,

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