MTS Mobility customers receive new and improved wireless coverage in Alberta
and British Columbia

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - MTS, Manitoba's leading provider of advanced communications services, is pleased to announce improved CDMA wireless data coverage in Alberta and British Columbia.

This enhanced coverage provides MTS customers with 3G wireless data speed in major centres like Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton and additional wireless data access throughout rural Alberta and British Columbia where CDMA wireless coverage is in place. MTS customers will be able to download applications, browse the Internet, and access emails at 3G speeds in places like Whistler, Kelowna, Jasper, and Banff.

"We are pleased to be able to provide improved wireless speeds and wider coverage to our Manitoba customers when traveling in Alberta and B.C.," said Kelvin Shepherd, President, MTS. "As many Manitobans prepare to head West to cheer on MTS spokesperson Cindy Klassen - they can do so with confidence, knowing they will be connected by their MTS Mobility device - whether by voice, text message or email - to friends and family wherever they may be."

For a map of data coverage in Alberta and British Columbia, and more information on MTS wireless products, 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. MTS Allstream has 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:

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Greg Burch, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 941-8576, (416) 345-3576,; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178,

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