MTS Mobility Brings Location-Based Services to Wireless Customers

    Convenient and easy-to-use Seek & Find(R), GoTrax(R) and #TAXI(R) keep
    customers connected

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Nov. 21 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is proud
to introduce the launch of three new location-based services, known as Locate
Services, which are available exclusively to MTS Mobility wireless customers.
Through the combination of wireless and Internet technology, MTS Allstream now
offers the ability to determine the location of a wireless device via
applications that offer increased security and convenience.
    "Families, individuals and business owners need the right tools to tackle
the challenges of today's hectic lifestyles," said Stan Kurtas, Vice-President
Marketing, Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream. "The launch of MTS Allstream's
Locate Services is one more example of how we provide innovative products to
our customers that they can use to make life more manageable."
    The Seek & Find(R) service provides peace of mind for today's busy
parents or caregivers by allowing subscribers to locate family and friends by
viewing the location of their wireless device in "real-time" from an Internet
connection. Features include the ability to set up landmarks and receive
regular location alerts based on daily routines, such as arrivals from work or
    The GoTrax(R) service is a Web-based business application that allows
customers to locate their mobile employees in "real-time" on an interactive
map from a desktop or laptop computer. Simple to use, the GoTrax service can
be added as a feature to customers' wireless accounts. With this service,
employees can be dispatched more quickly, response times can be improved, and
fleets can be better managed.
    By dialing #TAXI (#8294) from their wireless device, customers can
automatically and easily order a taxi cab. The #TAXI(R) service uses the
location of the wireless device to help determine all available cab companies
able to serve the caller, and then makes the connection. In Manitoba, #TAXI is
currently available in Winnipeg, Brandon, Steinbach, Selkirk, Dauphin and The
Pas, as well as in most cities across Canada where taxi service is available.
    These Locate Services use assisted global positioning satellite ("AGPS")
technology by combining the accuracy of GPS and code division multiple access
network technology ("CDMA") to determine locations. These services are
available to customers with AGPS-enabled devices within MTS Mobility 1x and
1xEV-DO coverage areas. Service is also available when roaming within Canada
where coverage exists.
    For more information on these MTS Allstream services, please visit the
wireless personal and business feature section of or call 225-5687

    Seek & Find and GoTrax are registered trade-marks of Bell Canada, and
#TAXI is a registered trade-mark of Cellwand Communications Inc., all used
under license.

    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
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For further information: Greg Burch, Manager Corporate Communications,
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