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Aliant introduces Aliant to Aliant calling plans - unlimited local calling to and from mobile and home phones - a first in Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX, April 17 2007 -- Aliant, Atlantic Canada's leading information
and communications technology provider, today launched an exclusive set of
wireless calling plans in Atlantic Canada. The new calling plans provide
Aliant Mobility clients unlimited local calls to and from any Aliant mobile
phone and any Aliant home telephone - a first in Atlantic Canada. The new
Aliant to Aliant calling plans will provide affordability, convenience and
choice to Atlantic Canadian customers.
    "Our clients told us they want easy and affordable calling plans that
enable them to stay connected with friends and family," says Shirley
Fullerton, Director of Wireless Marketing. "Since most customers in Atlantic
Canada choose Aliant for both their cellular and their home phone service,
these plans enable them to call to and from almost any home and cellular in
the region without ever worrying about how many minutes they are using. We
believe the Aliant to Aliant calling plans are the most compelling wireless
offers in Atlantic Canada."
    With Aliant to Aliant calling, clients can make as many local calls to
and from Aliant home and mobile phones as they want, anytime, day or night,
from anywhere in Atlantic Canada and they won't use up any of the airtime
minutes within the rate plans. Normal long distance rates apply.

    There are three Aliant to Aliant plans to choose from:

     - Aliant to Aliant 20: For customers who call almost exclusively to home
       phones; $20/month for unlimited local mobile to home and home to
       mobile calling.
     - Aliant to Aliant 30: For customers whose calling is mostly to home
       phones but who want the flexibility of making some calls to business
       or mobiles; $30/month for unlimited mobile to home and home to mobile
       calling plus 100 other anytime calling minutes and 1,000 other evening
       and weekend minutes.
     - Aliant to Aliant 40: For customers who want the ultimate flexibility
       of calling any Aliant home or mobile phone; $40/month for unlimited
       mobile to home, home to mobile and mobile to mobile plus 100 other
       anytime and unlimited evening and weekends.

    The Aliant to Aliant calling plans are available for a limited time.

    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 Canada is Canada's national leader in communications with 28 million
customer connections across the country. The company provides consumers with
simple 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 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, and for
information on BCE, please visit Bell Mobility Inc. is a
owned subsidiary of Bell Canada. In Atlantic Canada, Bell Mobility products
and services are delivered to customers through the Aliant brand.

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For further information: Peter Murchland, Aliant Communications and
Public Affairs, 1-877-487-3165 or (902) 499-5837

SOURCE Bell Aliant

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