If you’re anyone like me, you are probably someone that is stuck with a limited data plan, or with an unlimited data plan that has a lot of restrictions on it. And maybe, T-Mobile’s recent switch to all pre-paid must be very attractive to transfer towards. Well, you may want to hold it out with AT&T. The nationwide carrier just launched a new pre-paid MVNO aiming to fix that problem: Aio Wireless, which launched Thursday in select cities (Houston, Orlando, and Tampa) and is expected to roll out in more in the coming several months.
Aio is taking the lead of other prepaid carriers and offering the hard-to-find unlimited everything plan, including data as well. If you are currently on an unlimited data plan through AT&T you already know AT&T throttles down your data speeds after 2GB. The bad news is Aio continues to do the same thing. The good news is that you are not tied down to a contract and consequent early termination fees. Aio’s data plans which are listed below range from $40 to $70, depending on the amount of high speed data you want. Aio also has a plan just for tablets which offers 250 MB of high speed data for $15. Aio has several phones to choose from and offers the Apple’s new iPhone 5 and recondition iPhone 4 and 4S. Aio also allows you to bring your smartphone to the carrier as well.
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I’m currently stuck without a unlimited data plan which forces me to pay $50 a month just for a data plan. Over the last couple of months I have been considering switching and moving my number to another carrier. Aio might just be that carrier. I’m currently in a contract with AT&T for two years and if I cancel my contact now I would have to pay $245 to get out of it. But it might still save me some money that I’m spending in overages going over my data limit. While I’ve never been a fan of pre-paid mobile services, I believe soon enough I will end up paying for my phone entirely and so I am looking at other options.
Tell me would you switch to Aio wireless for an unlimited data plan? How about in comparison to T-Mobile and other ?