Aliant launches exclusive location based services - Four new services on Atlantic Canada's most powerful wireless network provide customers peace of mind and convenience



    HALIFAX, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - Aliant, Atlantic Canada's leading information
and communications technology provider, has announced the launch of four new
location based services (LBS) exclusively for its wireless customers. Through
the combination of innovative wireless and Internet technology, Aliant now
offers the ability to determine the location of a wireless device and provide
personalized applications and services based on that location.
    "We are excited to introduce this technology to Atlantic Canada," said
Paul Pothier, Director of Wireless Sales. "Seek & Find, GoTrax(TM), Roadside
Assistance and #TAXI are four more examples of how we are offering Aliant
customers exclusive access to solutions that can give them increased security
and convenience on the most powerful wireless network in our region."

    
    - Seek & Find provides peace of mind for today's busy parents by allowing
      them to view the location of their children, in "real time", from an
      Internet connection. Features include regular location alerts that can
      be set to correspond with daily routines, such as arrivals from work or
      school, and customized pass codes and permission requirements to access
      and use the service.

    - It's important that businesses be as productive and efficient as
      possible. With GoTrax(TM), customers can locate employees, in "real-
      time", on an interactive map. It means that employees can be dispatched
      more quickly, response times can be improved and fleet can be better
      managed and scheduled.

    - Roadside Assistance subscribers have worry-free roadside assistance
      throughout North America, just by having a wireless device in the
      vehicle. With a customer's consent, Roadside Assistance uses location
      based technology to help determine a mobile phone location. It's
      accessible wherever there is coverage in Canada and the United States -
      24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    - By simply dialing #TAXI (#8-2-9-4) from their
      mobile phone, customers can instantly and easily order a taxi cab
      anywhere in Canada. #TAXI uses the location of the mobile
      phone to help determine all available cab companies able to serve the
      caller and then makes the connection.
    

    These location based services use Assisted Global Positioning Satellite
(AGPS) technology by combining the accuracy of GPS technology, CDMA Network
Triangulation (AFLT) and Cell Site Location technology to determine locations
in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor surroundings. These services are
available to customers with AGPS-enabled devices across Atlantic Canada and
throughout the country, in digital (1X) and High Speed Mobile (EV-DO) network
coverage areas.
    These AGPS services are not currently designed for public safety
applications. Emergency services personnel are not provided an exact location
from a wireless 911 call.

    More information on these services and the variety of AGPS-enabled
devises from Aliant may be found by visiting the mobility section of
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.

    About Bell Canada

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit
www.bce.ca. In Atlantic Canada, Bell Mobility products and services are
delivered to customers through the Aliant brand.

    Media representatives are encouraged to sign up for Aliant News Alerts at
www.bell.aliant.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Alyson Queen, Aliant Communications and Public
Affairs, (866) 696-6700, alyson.queen@aliant.ca

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