MTS Allstream Introduces Free Connection Manager Software

    Instantly Connect Laptop or Cell Phone to Best Data Network Available,

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") wireless
and Internet customers can now improve their laptop and cell phone experience
instantly by connecting to the best data network available at home, at work,
in the airport, or anywhere there is an Ethernet, Wi-Fi or cellular network
available. MTS Allstream's free Connection Manager PC software program
seamlessly connects customers' laptops or cell phones to wired and wireless
networks for simplified access to e-mail, Internet and Web-based applications.
    "With Connection Manager, MTS Allstream customers can quickly and easily
manage their wireless connectivity while mobile, without ever having to search
for a connection," said Stan Kurtas, Vice-President Marketing, Consumer
Markets, MTS Allstream. "Implementing Connection Manager will allow customers
to turn on their computers or cell phones and be automatically connected to a
network without having to log in or out of data sessions."
    MTS Allstream has a variety of wired and wireless networks including
1xEVDO, Wi-Fi Hotspots, home Ethernet connection, and high-speed Internet.
Connection Manager will monitor these networks and automatically connect to
the 1xEVDO network when no other network connections are available. When an
alternative network connection is restored, Connection Manager will
automatically disconnect the 1xEVDO connection.
    Connection Manager will benefit customers who use Wireless Data, PC Card,
ExpressCard and USB modems with their laptops to get MTS Mobility 1xEVDO
e-mail and Internet access, as well as MTS Mobility customers who use their
cell phone as a wireless modem. Connection Manager software replaces the
tethering MTS Data to Go software.
    Customers can install Connection Manager software on Windows 2000, XP or
Vista PCs. For the free download and more information, 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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