MTS Allstream Brings Ultra Cool Samsung u740 to Manitobans

    Super-fast Text Messaging Couldn't be Easier

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Oct. 4 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") has always
been at the forefront of bringing the latest and greatest in wireless
technology to Manitobans. Now, the new Samsung u740 cell phone offered by MTS
Allstream takes the customer experience to a whole new level - it's a
high-speed device with a dual-flipping screen that supports a full QWERTY
keyboard for fast text messaging.
    The dual hinge of the u740 opens in portrait mode for phone calls and
converts to landscape mode for messaging. It also features a rich multimedia
package that includes stereo speakers, camera and camcorder, MicroSD memory
slot and Bluetooth capability.
    "Text messaging on your cell phone has just become as easy as talking on
your cell phone," said Stan Kurtas, Vice-President Marketing, Consumer
Markets, MTS Allstream. "It couldn't be easier to keep in touch with friends,
family, and colleagues with the Samsung u740 - it's a unique phone with
first-of-its-kind features and a sleek design that we are proud to bring to
    The Samsung u740 phone can be purchased at MTS Connect stores and
authorized dealers throughout Manitoba. With plans as low as $19.99 per month,
the Samsung u740 is now available for $149.99 with a 36-month contract. For
more information on this and other exciting wireless devices offered by MTS
Allstream, please visit:

    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
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

For further information:

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

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