- 08-29-2013, 09:22 PM #1
Doesn't look like a bad deal. I might even look into jumping ship. Aio will obviously run opn AT&T's network but also offer 4G/LTE speeds. And right now they have the Lumia 620 for $99.
Aio Wireless to offer nationwide prepaid cellular service in September
08-29-2013, 09:50 PM #4
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If the price was $50 a month, I would probably switch. But I'm paying $45 a month with Straight Talk right now for AT&T service. Sure, there's no LTE, but I have reached speeds over 6Mbps with HSPA+, so I'm pretty happy there as well. I don't want to pay $10 more just for LTE.
- 08-30-2013, 09:45 AM #5
I might do this actually. The $70/month (more data than my current 3GB/month) for about $20 less and about $200 for ETF. Over a year, that'll be (alittle) cheaper and I can use my 920 on it... I just wonder if it'll have things like Tethering...
- 09-01-2013, 01:07 PM #8
The only plan I'd go for is the $70 a month because of the 7GB. Instead of the $55 plan, I'd go for the $60 GoPhone plan with 2GB of data, and you can another 1GB for $10 more. After getting discounts on refills, my monthly cost is $52.20 a month.
- 09-02-2013, 01:22 AM #9
WhiteNiteLite & HeyCori
I'm going to kill two birds with one stone. The $55 not only gives you quasi-LTE (throttled at 8 megs), but tethering is allowed. I got my $99 L620 last week and I'm very impressed with the network, the CS and the phone itself. I had Straight Talk last year and I bailed when the data service started to really suck. Unlimited means nothing when that's what you're getting, nothing.
It's weird because when I do a speed test, it always shows my ISP as being "Jasper Services", not AT&T. Put the AIO SIM in a locked AT&T phone and it asks for an unlock code. Put an AT&T SIM in my 620 and it's the same story. There is definitely a difference because when my company iPhone 5 shows "searching", my 620 has 4 bars. I don't think the Nokia radios are THAT good.
- 09-03-2013, 01:01 PM #12
Been considering this as my 920 on Tmo doesn't get the best reception in the places that matter most, my home and at work. @fatclue_98, what kind of speeds are you getting from a speed test and how does data speed feel in actual use? Is there anything specific that had to be done to enable tethering? Cant find any mention of it on their site. Thanks.
- 09-03-2013, 01:17 PM #13
- 09-03-2013, 01:50 PM #14
Thanks, thats a step up from the 0.31MB download I got about 30 mins ago at my office! Tmo has never been good here so thats to be expected but it still spoils the advantage of having a phone like the 920. As long as I can get a consistent connection at a good enough speed for browsing and the occasional tethering it may work out ok.
- 09-03-2013, 05:04 PM #17
They advertise themselves as a contract free carrier. However officially per policy you must have service with them for 4 months to get a phone that you paid for, clear of subsidies, to get it unlocked. That is a form of contract plain and simple. I'm very fortunate I suppose that my 620 was unlocked, and it should be the case for all of their phones, but they are running a different network ID on ATTs infrastructure just so they can foist these shady policies on you.
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