MTS Allstream First in Canada to Provide Internet Customers Access to the Latest Version of Microsoft Windows Live Services

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is pleased
to be the first telecommunications company in Canada to provide customers
access to the latest generation of Microsoft Windows Live services using an
MTS email address.
    Windows Live is an integrated set of online services that makes it easier
and more fun for customers to communicate and share with the people they care
about most. Windows Live includes email services, as well as several online
and downloadable applications, that allow customers to share photos, save and
share files online, create personal profile pages, plan events through an
online calendar, chat with friends by instant messaging, and much more.
    "The integration of Windows Live showcases how MTS is continuously
improving the overall Internet experience of its customers," said Kelvin
Shepherd, President Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream. "Using Windows Live,
customers can manage and communicate with friends, create events, and share
digital photos all in one online location."
    "MTS Allstream's relationship with Microsoft helps customers keep their
lives in sync with access to the best possible online products and services,"
said Jed Schneiderman, Online Services Lead, Microsoft Canada. "Microsoft's
Windows Live platform provides a unified solution for customers to access a
full suite of services like unlimited storage for email, storage for sharing
files and photos, and access to the largest IM network in the world."
    New customers will be able to take advantage of this new service starting
August 17, and existing customers will be contacted by email with directions
on transitioning to Windows Live services starting in October. Once the
customer completes the transition, their existing emails and content in the
customer's current MTS Webmail online account will be transferred to their new
Windows Live account all within a few minutes. With only one login ID and
password, users of Windows Live services now have access to other great
Microsoft Windows Live applications in one easy-to-remember location. Windows
Live helps users synchronize their digital life and stay connected with what
matters to them online.
    For more information on the Windows Live migration, visit

    About MTS Allstream

    MTS Allstream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services
Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies,
MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to
live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with
6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value
as seen through the eyes of our customers. In 2008, MTS Allstream had nearly
two million total customer connections spanning business customers across
Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The
Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost
30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006
World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the
Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common
shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT).
Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS
Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating
shareholder value are encouraged to visit:

For further information:

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

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