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Surf over lunch, coffee or drinks with MTS Wi-Fi and FatPort

WINNIPEG, July 18 /CNW/ – MTS High Speed Internet customers can take their Internet access to any of more than 300 Wi-Fi “hotspots” across Canada, including 32 in Winnipeg, thanks to a team effort between MTS Allstream and FatPort, Canada’s largest public Wi-Fi provider. The service will work for anyone who has a Wi-Fi enabled device, such as a lap-top computer or PDA, and will be free to all MTS High Speed Internet customers until September 30th. “Customers today want to take advantage of High Speed Internet access outside their homes,” said Kelvin Shepherd, President Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream Inc. “Whether you are taking a break for coffee or lunch, or waiting to meet friends or just taking a few minutes to catch up on business before an appointment, MTS Wi-Fi lets you surf at high speed outside of the home at more than 300 locations across Canada, including 32 in Winnipeg.” The Wi-Fi hotspots are located at the MTS Centre and a variety of different restaurants, hotels and cafes across Canada serviced by FatPort (see attached list for the locations in Winnipeg). Whenever a customer enters an MTS or FatPort Wi-Fi location, and attempts to go to any website, a landing page will automatically appear on their Wi-Fi enabled device. The page will provide logon information the customer needs to surf the Web at high speed. “We are very pleased to team up with FatPort to offer this service to our customers. They have a great chain of hotspots, and we are going to be adding more of our own before the end of the year to provide customers with even more access,” said Shepherd. “This is another great feature that sets MTS High Speed Internet apart from the competition.” The service is free to MTS High Speed Internet customers until September 30th, after which a range of plans will be available so customers can purchase Wi-Fi access that meets their needs, including a $20 per month unlimited Wi-Fi access plan.

In addition to enjoying the freedom of Wi-Fi and the many other features MTS High Speed Internet service has to offer, customers can also get in on great MTS Bundle savings. MTS High Speed Internet, MTS TV and MTS Mobility can be bundled in any combination for savings of $10 or $15 a month. Plus, all MTS Bundle customers can access a special flat-rate $15 a month unlimited long distance plan to anywhere in Canada and the U.S. and additional savings if they have AAA Alarms monitoring service. For more details on MTS Bundles, or to learn more about MTS High Speed Internet, Wi-Fi access plans and charges and other MTS products, visit www.mts.ca.

About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream is one of Canada’s leading national communication solutions
providers, delivering innovative products and services through its Consumer
Markets and Enterprise Solutions divisions. Our Consumer Markets division
serves residential and business customers in Manitoba with a full suite of
wireline voice, high-speed Internet and data, next generation wireless,
directory, digital television, security and alarm monitoring services. Our
Enterprise Solutions division provides national business customers with a
world-class portfolio of IP-based connectivity, managed network services, and
professional services. MTS Allstream’s extensive national broadband fibre
optic network spans more than 24,300 kilometres, and provides international
connections through strategic partnerships and interconnection agreements with
other international service providers. Our Common Shares are listed on The
Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). For more information, please
visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

About FatPort

FatPort is a significant operator of public Wi-Fi Hotspot in Canada.
FatPort’s custom built FatPoint wireless access point/gateway and back office
software facilitates the rapid deployment of commercial hotspots. All FatPort
hotspots, permit wireless enabled laptops or PDAs to access the Internet at
speeds comparable to a high speed Internet connection. FatPort is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Ignition Point Technologies Corporation (TSX:VN:IPN)
www.fatport.com.

For further information: MTS Allstream: Media: Greg Burch, Public
Affairs Coordinator, Consumer Markets, MTS Allstream Inc., (204) 941-8576,
media.relations@mtsallstream.com; Investors: Brad Woods, Vice-President
Investor Relations, MTS Allstream Inc., (204) 941-8283,
investor.relations@mtsallstream.com; FatPort: Gary Stahlbrand, VP Sales &
Marketing, FatPort, gary@fatport.com, (604) 608-6781

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