Aliant first to offer unlimited, unrestricted long distance calling across Atlantic Canada



    Helping Atlantic Canadians get organized and back to school

    SAINT JOHN, NB, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - Every call is like a local call all
across Atlantic Canada with an unrestricted, unlimited long distance calling
Value Package exclusively offered by Aliant, Atlantic Canada's leading
information and communications technology provider.
    Customers can bundle Aliant's Home Telephone Service, Unlimited Call
Management Services and Unlimited, Anytime Long Distance throughout Atlantic
Canada for as low as $50. For the first time, landline calls are now like a
local call no matter where you call in Atlantic Canada. These options are also
available with our High-Speed Internet Value Packages - great for students and
families who want to get connected this time of year.
    "We know this is a busy time of year, whether getting back to school or
just back into your work or home routine," said Claudine Langan, Director of
Consumer Marketing, Aliant. "With our over 100-year history in this region, we
understand what Atlantic Canadians want and are proud to introduce plans that
offer the best value while providing simple, flexible communication solutions
to help our customers get organized."
    These offers follow the successful completion of Aliant's Backpacks for
Kids program, which saw 2,200 backpacks full of school supplies donated to
children across Atlantic Canada by employees, Aliant Pioneer Volunteers and
customers in partnership with schools and non-profit agencies. In total,
$95,000 worth of new school supplies were donated to help children in Atlantic
Canada start the school year off with the tools they need.
    More information about Value Packages and other products and services is
available at www.aliant.net.

    About Bell Aliant

    Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) is one of North America's largest regional
communications providers. Through its operating entities it serves customers
in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and
technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added
business solutions. Through its xwave offices, Bell Aliant also provides IT
professional services in Canada and the US. Bell Aliant's 10,000 employees are
committed to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and
convenience. In Atlantic Canada, communications products and services are
delivered to customers through the Aliant brand.




For further information:

For further information: Isabelle Robinson, Aliant Communications and
Public Affairs, (866) 694-6762, isabelle.robinson@aliant.ca

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