October 15, 2008

Iowa Telecom Announces 2008 Third Quarter Earnings and Conference Call Date

Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. (NYSE: IWA) today announced that it will release its 2008 third quarter financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, November 5, 2008. The Company will also hold a conference call to discuss the third quarter results on Wednesday, November 5, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). To listen to the call, participants should dial (719) 325-4775 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A telephonic replay will become available after 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on November 5, 2008, and will continue through November 12, 2008 by dialing (719) 457-0820 and entering Confirmation Code 6481960.

The live broadcast of Iowa Telecom's quarterly conference call will be available online at www.iowatelecom.com or www.earnings.com on November 5, 2008, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). The online replay will become available after 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and will continue to be available for 30 days.

About Iowa Telecom

Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. (d/b/a Iowa Telecom) is a telecommunications service provider that offers local telephone, long distance, Internet, broadband and network access services to business and residential customers. Today, the company serves over 450 Iowa communities and 6 Minnesota communities and employs nearly 800 people. The company's headquarters are in Newton, Iowa. The Company trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IWA. For further information regarding Iowa Telecom, please go to www.iowatelecom.com and select "Investor Relations." The Iowa Telecom logo is a registered trademark of Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. in the United States.