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Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Aliant’s prepaid cellular lineup expands, offering customers enhanced features, flexibility

Atlantic Canada – Aliant, Atlantic Canada’s leading information and communications technology company, is now offering prepaid cellular customers more choice and flexibility with its expanded lineup of cellular handsets with enhanced features.

“During this busy back to school season, we want to help our fellow Atlantic Canadians stay in touch with friends and family by offering them even more choice with our extended lineup of prepaid phones,” says Terry Finnigan, Director, Wireless Consumer Marketing, Aliant. “Additionally, customers new to prepaid will receive 30 days of unlimited local calling to help them get accustomed to their new phone and understand their calling needs and patterns - another way we help make it easier for our customers to do what is important to them.”

In addition to increased functionality, prepaid customers can also enjoy airtime rates as low as five cents per minute on evenings and weekends with Aliant’s Nickel Nights & Weekends plan.

Prepaid customers can now choose from Aliant’s complete lineup of consumer handsets. There are more than 20 handsets available including the:

• Samsung a740 – a camera phone with built-in flash and a customized slideshow screensaver;
• LG 5400 - a colour clamshell with an internal antenna;
• Audiovox 8930 – a 1.3 mega pixel camera and video phone with stereo speakers; and,
• Nokia 6225 – a java-enabled cell phone with wireless Internet and FM radio

Aliant’s prepaid cellular gives customers access to a suite of features including text and picture messaging, ringtones, screensavers, downloadable games, call forwarding, three-way calling, call waiting and directory assistance.

With Prepaid service, there is no contract, no credit check and no monthly bills. Customers pre-pay their airtime by purchasing prepaid cards in denominations of $10, $25 or $50 or by using one of a number of automatic top-up options to purchase additional airtime.

About Aliant
From its home base in Atlantic Canada, Aliant delivers a wide variety of innovative and traditional communications services, including local and long distance telephony, wireless, Internet, e-commerce, interactive multimedia, data and managed network services, to more than two million consumers and over 80,000 enterprises. Aliant complements its industry-leading telecommunications business with strengths in information technology solutions and knowledge-services applications. Aliant's approximately 8,400 employees build on its 100-plus year history by collaborating to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and convenience. Aliant has a market capitalization of approximately $3.5 billion.

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For more information please contact:
Peter Murchland
Aliant Communications and Public Affairs
(877) 487.3165

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