Canada’s Bell Aliant first to launch Apple Macbook and Internet package in North America

Aliant, Atlantic Canada’s leading information and communications technology provider, has signed an agreement with Apple to add the MacBook to the Aliant Computer Purchase Program line-up. Aliant is the first North American service provider to launch an Internet package with an Apple notebook.

“Today, we are proud and excited to be the first service provider to sell an Apple notebook with Internet service,” said Heather Tulk, senior vice president of marketing for Aliant. “We’ve been helping Atlantic Canadians get online with the latest computers for over three years now. It’s because of our customers’ feedback that we’re now offering this popular MacBook exclusively to Aliant Internet subscribers.”

With an expansive broadband network that covers nearly 90 percent of Atlantic Canada and online expertise that has been recognized worldwide, Aliant offers customers in Atlantic Canada a number of industry-leading products and services. The Aliant Computer Purchase Program, introduced in 2005 and a first for the telecommunications industry, was designed to connect more Atlantic Canadians with online technology by combining Internet services and computers together for one monthly price on the same bill. The Aliant Computer Purchase Program gives customers a convenient and cost-effective way to purchase a laptop or desktop and also connect with Internet access.

The MacBook, with a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 1 GB Memory and 120 GB hard drive is available now for Aliant Internet customers for as low as $47/month over 36 months.

For more details on the Aliant Computer Purchase Program, the MacBook and Aliant’s Internet services, visit www.aliant.net.

Bell Aliant 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.

Source: Bell Aliant

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21 Comments

  1. Great… That’s where all the money is…Atlantic Canada. Really, the only reason that part of Canada has any money at all is because the Federal Government sends it.

  2. Well, Atlantic Canada is doing better; see Newfoundland’s latest budget for example as they are raking in the money from oil & gas.

    Funny how things have changed; when Aliant first offered their DSL service, they shut out Mac users until we complained a lot. When they first offered a computer package, it was only cheap Dell systems. I even disconnected my service with Aliant because of the lack of Apple support.

    Aliant would call me back asking me why I stopped and I told them it was because of their support of Dell. So, it must have been more customers than just me.

  3. Maritimers are so thick that trying to fix their Windows online problems was a major drain on Aliant’s bottom line.

    Giving them all trouble free Macs was a no brainer.

  4. Watch the maritimer comments. The maritimes are likely the 2nd best place to be in Canada – the left coast being the 1st.

    And yeah, times have been tough there for many, many years, but things are slowly turning around now with natural gas and a few other things. And in any of the maritime provinces you will find the nicest people you will ever meet…. I guarantee it!

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