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[November 23, 2012]

Minnedosa Mayor Ray Orr and MTS President Kelvin Shepherd welcome world-class technology to Minnedosa

(Canada Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Minnedosa gets award-winning MTS Ultimate TV service and very high-speed Internet MINNEDOSA, MB, Nov. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - MTS is pleased to celebrate the launch of the MTS FiON® Network in Minnedosa, Manitoba. The MTS FiON Network uses fibre-to-the-home technology to provide customers with the most advanced telecommunication services MTS currently offers, including its innovative MTS Ultimate TV service.

"MTS is excited to bring state-of-the-art telecom services to Minnedosa," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd. "About one third of Minnedosa residents now have access to MTS Ultimate TV and some of the fastest Internet speeds in Manitoba, and we plan to bring these services to most of Minnedosa by the end of next spring." The launch of MTS's fibre optic network offers Minnedosa residents one of Canada's most feature rich television services, MTS Ultimate TV.

With over 110 HD channels and the Whole Home PVR that lets viewers pause and rewind live TV from any room in the house, MTS Ultimate TV is changing the way people watch TV. This service also features a wide variety of informative and entertaining apps, an extensive line-up of over 350 digital TV and music channels, and access to Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View events.

The MTS FiON Network also supports an exciting suite of high-speed Internet products including three new high-speed Internet plans. With download speeds of up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps, these very high-speed Internet plans offer unlimited usage and are exclusive to communities where MTS has launched the MTS FiON Network.

"We are delighted that MTS has made this substantial investment in our community," said Mayor Orr. "The introduction of this new fibre optic network allows our residents greater choice today and promises exciting new services in the future." At a celebratory event today to promote the launch of the new network in the community, a Minnedosa resident won a 40-inch LCD HD Samsung TV plus six months of free MTS Ultimate TV service.

MTS is investing $125 million over several years to deploy its fibre-to-the-home network to 120,000 homes in Manitoba. Since 2010, MTS has launched the MTS FiONNetwork in Selkirk, Steinbach, Dauphin, Thompson, The Pas, Neepawa, Carberry, Minnedosa, select areas of Winnipeg, and will be coming soon to Killarney.

For more information on the MTS FiON Network and MTS Ultimate TV service please visit mts.ca.

About MTS MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential and business customers in Manitoba. The company's suite of products and services include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed Internet, an award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions.  A technology leader, MTS operates advanced wireless networks delivering the best coverage for Manitobans with its 4G, CDMA and Wi-Fi wireless networks and is investing to build out its extensive fibre-to-the-home network in over 20 Manitoba communities. MTS's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees. With over 100 years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the community and is a proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL's Winnipeg Jets. MTS is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on MTS's products and services, please visit www.mts.ca.

Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about the Company's corporate direction, business opportunities, operations, financial objectives and future financial results and performance that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast or projection in such forward-looking statements. Therefore, forward-looking statements should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Examples of statements that constitute forward-looking information may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "project", "should", "anticipate", "could", "target", "forecast", "intend", "plan", "outlook", "see", "set", "pending", and other similar terms.

Factors that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, matters identified in the "Material assumptions" section below, the "Risks and uncertainties" section, elsewhere in the Company's 2011 Annual MD&A and 2011 Annual Information Form, all of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Please note that forward-looking statements reflect Management's expectations as at the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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