MTS TV, Wireless, and Internet Customers Can Warm Up With First Ever Triple
Blaze Fireplace

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, Dec. 10 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is pleased to offer customers the MTS Triple Blaze fireplace this holiday season - a virtual fireplace available on MTS TV, wireless, and Internet services from now until January 15, 2010.

"We are pleased to be the first and only service provider in Manitoba to offer customers three options to ignite their virtual fireplace," said Kelvin Shepherd, President Consumer Markets division, MTS Allstream. "We hope customers take advantage of MTS's fun and easy way to create warmth for the entire family by enjoying a fireplace on their TV, wireless, or Internet services. It's quick, environmentally friendly, won't clog your chimney, and - best of all - gives you three options of creating a holiday blaze for friends and family this holiday season."

MTS Classic and Ultimate TV customers can choose between two natural crackling fire sounds and two yuletide blazes featuring holiday music on MTS Video On Demand. Customers can light up their home by pressing the A or the Video On Demand ("VOD") button on their remote controls and selecting "Free & More" then "Fireplace & Ambient Folder".

MTS Mobility customers, on devices that can support streaming media, can take the MTS Triple Blaze Fireplace to their favourite restaurant by launching the Mobile Web browser on their wireless device, going to the MTS Home Deck and then selecting "Fun Stuff". MTS Internet customers can feel the warmth of the MTS Triple Blaze Fireplace by visiting

MTS Classic and Ultimate TV customers can now watch their favourite holiday movies on MTS Video On Demand by selecting "Movies/Hollywood" then "'Tis the Season". Holiday music can also be accessed from now until January 3, 2010 on Galaxie Music channels 629, 630, and 640.

For more information on MTS holiday season plans, pricing, and fun stuff, 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:

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Jill Gibson, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392,

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