MTS TV passes 70,000 subscribers

    Innovative service blazing a trail others look to follow

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, April 24 /CNW/ - MTS TV, the digital television product offered
by MTS Allstream Inc. in Winnipeg, crossed yet another major milestone today
after officially installing 70,000 customers. This represents an increase of
over 30,000 customers in less than two years, and demonstrates the strong
appeal of a service that has redefined the boundaries for telecommunication
companies offering television service.
    "Since it was first launched in January 2003, MTS TV has been a
tremendous success, and it keeps getting better," said Kelvin Shepherd,
President Consumer Markets. "Our customers appreciate the choice in channel
packages, the quality of the picture, and the innovative features that allow
you to make the most of your bundle of MTS services. We finished strong with
this product in 2006, and I am very excited to see the pace continuing early
in 2007."
    MTS TV includes many features customers who appreciate home entertainment
have come to expect, including Video on Demand and High Definition channels.
In addition, MTS TV also offers several innovative features such as TV Call
Display, Photos on Demand and Email on Demand; features that help your MTS TV
service work interactively with other MTS products. For more information about
MTS TV visit MTS Allstream on the Web at

    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
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

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(204) 941-8576,; Investors: Ian Chadsey,
Vice-President Investor Relations, (204) 941-8283,

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