EastLink Rings in New Year with Launch of Three Long Distance Plans - First to Introduce Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Anytime Calling

    HALIFAX, Jan. 2 /CNW/ - EastLink, the Maritimes leader in delivering
telecommunications value, announced today it is introducing three new long
distance plans which will offer customers long distance choice and the
benefits of unlimited calling with no network access fees. EastLink is the
first to introduce an unlimited plan that allows residents of Nova Scotia and
Prince Edward Island to enjoy unlimited calling between the provinces for the
low monthly rate of $10 per month.
    "Customers enjoy great savings and value with EastLink Telephone. With
the introduction of our new long distance plans, customers will enjoy the
freedom of unlimited calling and the flexibility to call whenever they want
without worrying about evening and weekend discount periods," said Ian Lezama,
Director of Marketing at EastLink.
    With EastLink's new plans, customers can make unlimited calls for one low
monthly rate and choose a plan that meets their specific calling needs and
    There are three new monthly plans, exclusive to EastLink Telephone

        - $10 Unlimited N.S./P.E.I. Anytime Calling Plan: Great for customers
          with friends and family located within Nova Scotia and
          Prince Edward Island and who want to make unlimited calls anytime
          of the day or evening.
        - $20 Unlimited Canada Anytime Calling Plan: Convenient for customers
          who make regular calls throughout Canada and and like the
          predictable costs of flat rate unlimited calling.
        - $30 Unlimited Canada/U.S. Anytime Calling Plan: Unlimited day and
          evening calling any day of the week to anywhere in Canada or to the
          United States for one low flat monthly rate.

    EastLink also offers a 5 cents Canada/U.S. Anytime Calling Long Distance
plan and a Best of 3 plan, that compares the rates of three selected long
distance plans from our competitors and provides customers' with the best rate
based on their calling patterns for that month.

    About EastLink

    Operating from its headquarters in Halifax, Nova Scotia, EastLink is the
fifth largest cable company in Canada and was the first to offer customers
local telephone service over a state-of-the-art digital network. EastLink is
one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies with more than 750 employees who
provide a range of communications, entertainment & advertising services to
business and residential customers across the Maritimes. For more information
on EastLink and its products and services, www.eastlink.ca.

For further information:

For further information: Paula Sibley, Communications Specialist,
EastLink, (902) 446-1939, Fax: (902) 453-2118, paula.sibley@corp.eastlink.ca

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