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  1. fatclue_98's Avatar
    That doesn't sound too bad. I wonder if that's what I'd see in Broward after passing 250MB on the $40 plan. The idea of going from $160/mo to $80/mo for my wife and I is more and more appealing.
    Doubt it. When I used to live in Hollywood by the Hard Rock, coverage was atrocious. Anywhere between 95 and the Turnpike is bad until you get past Commercial.
    09-03-2013 11:05 PM
  2. TheSuperShoe's Avatar
    This may seem like a dumb question, but is the HSPA+ part of the limited or unlimited data?
    09-04-2013 01:06 AM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    This may seem like a dumb question, but is the HSPA+ part of the limited or unlimited data?
    Depending on the plan you sign up ffor and your device/area you will have either 250MB, 2GB or 7GB of HSPA+ data, after that you will be throttled to a slower speed till your next bill cycle.
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    09-04-2013 06:46 AM
  4. inteller's Avatar
    It's not free of subsidies at the $99 price point. That's a $180 phone that they're offering at half cost in exchange for 4 months worth of service. They're not doing anything that other MVNOs do already. Buy a Boost phone - stuck with Boost. Buy a Virgin phone - stuck with Virgin. Same goes for Verizon Prepaid-branded, Straight Talk-branded, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. If you have a gripe with AT&T, I get it. But don't spread misinformation without the proper backup.
    Please don't quote a bunch of CDMA carriers, apples to oranges. And the ST branded phones are subsidized so again not valid.

    So let's pretend for a second that you are right (which you are not) What excuse do you have for the people that bought it (620) at $180 only a few weeks ago?
    Are you going to sit there and smugly try to tell us that the 16Gb iPhone 4S that they are selling for $550 is subsidized? We weren't born yesterday. There is no subsidy on the phone, but they are trapping you into a contract like condition. They know it which is why they are using an entirely different network ID.

    If they were using an ATT network ID we wouldn't be having this conversation because they would be playing fair like all the other ATT MVNOs.
    Last edited by inteller; 09-04-2013 at 08:33 AM.
    09-04-2013 08:22 AM
  5. theefman's Avatar
    Speeds vary of course, Miami has slower speeds than most places because of the bandwidth traffic day or night. My iPhone 5 has LTE from AT&T and D/L speeds are usually about 2200 kbps. My L620 has faux G and it's usually around 1650. As for tethering, turn on Internet Sharing, set your device's SSID & password. That's it. No hacking, no muss, no fuss.
    Sent them a tweet this morning and they say they don't offer tethering which is strange. Going to wait and see if that gets clarified when they go national.
    09-04-2013 12:00 PM
  6. EBynum's Avatar
    Just checked their web site and now all U.S. customers can order online. I have an unlocked Lumia 620 that I use as a second phone. I'm currently trying it on T-Mobile, but the coverage in my area is horrible. Around my house, I either get Edge or "No Network Found". Needless to say, I'm done with T-Mobile. Now I'm debating whether to go with AT&T GoPhone or Aio Wireless. I also have a Lumia 520 ATT GoPhone (couldn't pass up the deal when Amazon had it for $88), but I haven't activated the sim yet. Just using it on WiFi. I believe the GoPhone sim would also work on my 620. I'm wondering if the Aio sim would work on the 520. I'm assuming the 520 is locked to AT&T. I've read comments in other online forums where people said their Aio sim worked on locked AT&T phones (even those still under contract), but I've also read comments that said the phone had to be unlocked for the Aio sim to work. So not sure which is true. Anybody know?

    Since Aio and GoPhone both use the AT&T network, I assume coverage would be the same for both. My primary phone is a Lumia 920 on AT&T and the coverage here is very good and I get LTE. I know the 620 isn't LTE capable, but I assume I should get 4G HSPA+ here. If it's true that you can sign up for the $40 plan on Aio if you bring your own phone (on their web site, it says that plan is for basic phones only), then I'm leaning toward Aio. GoPhone also offers a $40 plan, but it's capped at 200 MB, compared to Aio's 250 MB. And with Aio, they just throttle the speed down after 250 MB, vs. GoPhone which would cut off data access (granted they do have the option to buy another 100 MB for $5).

    What are everyone's thoughts on Aio vs. GoPhone? Pros/Cons for each?
    09-05-2013 07:03 PM
  7. TheSuperShoe's Avatar
    I'm curious as to what the throttled speed is. I probably won't care if it's like a Mb or 2. I really only use it for email and surfing and even then I'm usually on WiFi, but I'll have to pay the ETF. I'll probably wait until the end of my cycle (7 days) and go ahead and get the $55... plus the third month is free.
    09-05-2013 10:49 PM
  8. theefman's Avatar
    Signed up with AIO yesterday, Tmo has good prices but coverage hasn't changed for the better in my area since I used the HD2 in 2009 so its time to bid them a final goodbye. Did some research and their speeds seem to compare favorably with att and I know that coverage is better where I live so made a lot of sense. Did have trouble signing up initially because I didn't have the right porting info but the second time worked fine so just waiting for my SIM card to complete the switch. Will post how well it works when I start their service.

    Edit: got my SIM today (2 day via FedEx) and have had no problems. Getting LTE and while its capped at 8Mbps max it feels as fast as any service I've used so far. Internet, app updates, email, push notifications all seem to work fine. Their mobile app has a chat feature, used that to get the default PIN code, quick and painless. Cons, no VVoicemail or tethering, the former may come according to another poster, the latter less likely. Overall no complaints, very pleased with the service for $70 inc taxes.
    Last edited by theefman; 09-10-2013 at 05:27 PM.
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    09-08-2013 02:48 PM
  9. rdubmu's Avatar
    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.
    T-Mobile is still a better deal for family plans.
    09-15-2013 09:04 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    T-Mobile is still a better deal for family plans.
    MVNOs are geared for individuals. Multiple lines are still better on post-paid, except Verizon of course.
    09-15-2013 10:05 PM
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