Press Release Source: MTS Allstream Inc. MTS Allstream Brings Ultra Cool Samsung u740 to Manitobans Thursday October 4, 1:37 pm ET Super-fast Text Messaging Couldn't be Easier Stock Symbol: MBT WINNIPEG, Oct. 4 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") has always been at the forefront of bringing the latest and greatest in wireless technology to Manitobans. Now, the new Samsung u740 cell phone offered by MTS Allstream takes the customer experience to a whole new level - it's a high-speed device with a dual-flipping screen that supports a full QWERTY keyboard for fast text messaging. The dual hinge of the u740 opens in portrait mode for phone calls and converts to landscape mode for messaging. It also features a rich multimedia package that includes stereo speakers, camera and camcorder, MicroSD memory slot and Bluetooth capability. "Text messaging on your cell phone has just become as easy as talking on your cell phone," said Stan Kurtas, Vice-President Marketing, Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream. "It couldn't be easier to keep in touch with friends, family, and colleagues with the Samsung u740 - it's a unique phone with first-of-its-kind features and a sleek design that we are proud to bring to Manitobans." The Samsung u740 phone can be purchased at MTS Connect stores and authorized dealers throughout Manitoba. With plans as low as $19.99 per month, the Samsung u740 is now available for $149.99 with a 36-month contract. For more information on this and other exciting wireless devices offered by MTS Allstream, please visit: MTS | Redirect. 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 visit: MTS | Redirect. For further information Greg Burch, Manager Corporate Communications, (204) 941-8576, [email protected] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source: MTS Allstream Inc.