Sets high standards for smartphones with the latest GoogleTM applications

Stock Symbol:  MBT

MTS is pleased to announce that it will soon launch the Motorola Milestone™ A854, a powerful device that sets a high standard for smartphones with a full suite of Google™ applications.

“MTS is pleased to offer customers this exciting new device that contains multiple features required to deliver the best possible smartphone experience,” said Stan Kurtas, Vice President, Marketing, MTS. “MTS is always working to provide wireless customers with handsets that are fun and exciting to use, and we are pleased to be launching another great Android device backed by the support of Manitoba’s trusted wireless network.”

Android-powered and offering a fast, bright and superior mobile web experience, Milestone A854 features a powerful processor and touch screen with a full QWERTY slider keypad. Customers can access thousands of apps and widgets on Android Market™ and a full suite of Google applications including: Google Maps™ with Google Latitude, Gmail™, Google Talk™ and YouTube™. In addition, its 3.7″ widescreen display and five megapixel camera make viewing and sharing photos and video even more enjoyable.

“The launch of the Motorola Milestone A854 with MTS demonstrates Motorola’s commitment to continue bringing innovative Android handsets to Canadians,” said Rick Gadd, Vice President and General Manager, Motorola Mobility Canada.

The Motorola Milestone A854 will be available at MTS Connect stores in Manitoba. Please visit a dealer nearest you or visit www.mts.ca/wireless for more information on devices and offers.

About MTS

MTS is a business unit of MTS Allstream Inc., 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 Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit: http://www.mtsallstream.com/.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to mobile and wireline digital communication devices that provide compelling experiences, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.motorola.com/.

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For further information:

Media:          
Gillian Giesbrecht     
MTS Allstream Corporate Communications  
(204) 958-3392 
[email protected]   

Linda North
Hill & Knowlton (for Motorola Canada)
416-413-4618
[email protected]