eSecuritel Expands Canadian Presence, Delivers Device Protection Program to MTS Allstream

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eSecuritel, a Brightstar company, announced today that it has expanded its Canadian presence by partnering with MTS Allstream to offer its subscribers wireless device insurance and extended warranty plans that will replace lost, stolen, damaged or malfunctioning wireless devices.

Customers who lose their cell phone can quickly get back to business or their day-to-day lives with a brand new replacement device. Losing a cell phone is an inconvenience. Replacing it shouldn’t be.

eSecuritel, a Brightstar company, announced today that it has expanded its Canadian presence by partnering with MTS Allstream to offer its subscribers wireless device insurance and extended warranty plans that will replace lost, stolen, damaged or malfunctioning wireless devices.

MTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. and one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, will make eSecuritel’s device protection program available to new customers and current subscribers upgrading an existing device.

The Wireless Protection Program offers three levels of protection. The Complete Program covers accidental damage (including liquid damage), loss, theft and malfunction after the warranty expires. The Enhanced Program covers loss, theft or accidental damage. The Extended Warranty Program covers malfunction/mechanical failure after the manufacturer warranty expires.

“It’s an unfortunate reality that cell phones go missing, are stolen, or are dropped in a puddle,” said Kelvin Shepherd, president, MTS. “eSecuritel presents us with an easy way to bring our subscribers the peace of mind they deserve. For MTS customers subscribing to this program, these types of situations will no longer have the impact they used to. Customers who lose their cell phone can quickly get back to business or their day-to-day lives with a brand new replacement device. Losing a cell phone is an inconvenience. Replacing it shouldn’t be.”

The program has a quick and efficient process enabling the majority of claims to be processed within five to seven minutes. Once a claim is approved, the customer pays a deductible and is directed to the most convenient MTS retail location to pick up a replacement device. A maximum of two replacement devices are furnished within a 12 month period, not to exceed $1,000 per claim, beginning with the date of the first incident.

“We’re excited to offer MTS a unique program which is proven to increase subscriber satisfaction and loyalty,” said David Leach, CEO, eSecuritel. “With The Wireless Protection Program, MTS is well-positioned to serve its customers with a convenient and efficient device replacement experience that is unsurpassed.”

About MTS
MTS Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS Allstream). 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 5,500 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. 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 eSecuritel
Since 2001, eSecuritel has provided wireless carriers, dealers and resellers with highly customizable cell phone protection and replacement programs that deliver an unparalleled customer experience to program subscribers. eSecuritel offers phone protection for new, used, or prepaid wireless devices against loss, theft and accidental damage as well as mechanical/electronic failure and malfunction. It also has replacement programs to cover every stage of the handset life cycle, including buyer's remorse, manufacturer's warranty, handset protection programs, out-of-warranty and retention programs. eSecuritel is a Brightstar company. For more information, please visit http://www.esecuritel.com.

About Brightstar Corp.
Brightstar is the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading provider of diversified services focused on enhancing the performance and profitability of the key participants in the wireless device value chain. The company supports over 80,000 points of sale worldwide with operations in 51 countries and territories and provides a comprehensive range of more than 100 customized services for value-added distribution, supply chain optimization, retail, government and value-added resellers (VARs), and consumer services. Brightstar’s services help customers manage the growing complexity of the wireless device value chain and enable them to increase product availability, expand their channel reach and drive supply chain efficiencies by getting the right products to the right place at the right time for the best value.

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