03-14-2014 08:25 AM
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  1. jgbstetson's Avatar
    I have a question that you or perhaps someone else can answer. I'm looking to switch myself and doing my homework on the different prepaid providers. Regarding AIO, can you use a phone locked to AT&T on AIO? I thought I understood how these MVNO's worked, but their rep just told me that even if it was an ATT phone, I would have to get it unlocked. If so, are there any MVNO's that will accept a locked ATT phone?

    Of course the whole point of this exercise is to get the best phone with flexible service terms. I'm with T-Mobile now and I'm not going to leave if I still need an unlocked phone to jump onto one of these prepaid MVNO's. It's not so much about cost as much as being able to switch easily depending on which phone I want.

    P.S. I hate the US Carrier model. Hopefully, T-Mobile will make them pay for their complacency.
    01-26-2014 06:07 PM
  2. Kebero's Avatar
    Any AT&T phone, locked or unlocked, will work on Aio. My old 920 and my wife's 920 are both locked to AT&T and work without any issues.
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    01-27-2014 10:43 AM
  3. WinU's Avatar
    I have read on all their websites, straight talk, ail etc that the phone can be locked and it will still work. You have to get the APN settings correct but you should not have to get it unlocked. You might have to use their AT&T sim card though from Aio for it to work?
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    01-27-2014 12:42 PM
  4. jgbstetson's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure the rep just didn't know what he was talking about. Thanks for the info.
    01-27-2014 01:52 PM
  5. Jim Bob4's Avatar
    A T-mobile locked phone works fine with straight talk. You just need the straight talk tmo sim and not the att one. The same thing applies for WalMart family mobile.
    01-27-2014 09:14 PM
  6. GiggleGoddess's Avatar
    Perhaps you can try Verizon prepaid? Also see if a Verizon MVNO is feasible.
    I've read that if you go with a Verizon MVNO you won't get access to 4G/LTE speeds...they reserve that for their own customers who pay a ton of money.
    02-03-2014 02:50 AM
  7. peterdroid's Avatar
    If intrested.. For my opinion best prepaid it Voyager mobile. I like plan which cost 39$ and there are all included. Unlimited text,call and datas.
    02-05-2014 02:46 PM
  8. Kebero's Avatar
    Aio has made some pricing adjustments:

    http://liliputing.com/2014/02/pre-pa...ing-at-35.html
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    02-05-2014 03:38 PM
  9. fatclue_98's Avatar
    With AIO, you don't have to do a single thing on a Windows Phone except pop in the SIM. Everything works and even Internet Sharing comes to life. As for Verizon Prepaid, they just revamped their plans as of March 3rd and are quite competitive. Unlimited talk & text + 500mb of data for $45 is not bad when you consider that Big Red has the best network, coverage and it's true 3G. I've learned that Straight Talk, Simple Mobile and the rest have slower than advertised speeds. Add to the fact that the Allset (the new name) also gives you BIS if you have a BlackBerry AND mobile hotspot is allowed. You read that right, allowed.

    Customers can add BRIDGE DATA through the IVR, My Verizon Mobile and My Verizon online, refill cards or credit/debit cards. Customers may only have 2 BRIDGE DATA on their account at any given time. Only 1 BRIDGE DATA will be active at a time. Secondary BRIDGE DATA will be held in reserve until the current data allowance is exhausted or expires.

    • Ringback Tones - 99 per month & $1.99 per Ringback Tone/Year
    • Domestic Long Distance Included (airtime charges apply)
    • Domestic Roaming Rate is 20 Per Minute
    • Mobile Hotspot is available for free on Mobile Hotspot capable devices.
    • Visual Voicemail is included free on iPhones
    • International Text Messaging - 25 per message sent, messages received are same as calling plan
    • International Roaming - Voice Calling
      • 69 per minute from Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin islands
      • 99 per minute from Mexico
      • $1.99 per minute from Bermuda

    • International Roaming - Text Messaging
      • 50 per message sent
      • 5 per message received

    • 411 Search - $1.99 per call plus airtime
    • $35 activation fee may apply.
    • * Additional and Unlimited texting apply when sending and receiving: (i) Instant Messages, Text Alerts and Picture and Video Messaging Portal Messages; (ii) Messages with non–Verizon Wireless customers in the United States or participating networks in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico; or (iii) via email.
    • Unlimited Texting also includes Mobile to Mobile Messages with Verizon Wireless Customers. For Additional texts, overage Messaging rates default to those of your Calling Plan. Premium Messaging programs and International Messaging not included. Data charges will apply to multimedia messages.
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    03-08-2014 09:38 PM
  10. Nimdock's Avatar
    Is this true? Internet sharing works with AIO wireless?
    03-10-2014 02:51 PM
  11. Ordeith's Avatar
    AIO has been good for the short time I have had a phone on it.
    Possible Bonus for you: Your locked AT&T phones should work with AIO sims without modification.
    03-10-2014 02:58 PM
  12. Ordeith's Avatar
    Is this true? Internet sharing works with AIO wireless?
    I can confirm it does with the Lumia 1020. As a kind of stress test we connected two Roku boxes to it the day we received the AIO sim and streamed Netflix on both while using the phone. Then connected a tablet and surfed the web on it and the phone while both Rokus were streaming. No issues, no frame loss. :)
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    03-10-2014 03:00 PM
  13. Nimdock's Avatar
    OK, that's it then. I need to move to AIO!
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    03-10-2014 03:46 PM
  14. Nimdock's Avatar
    Done! Sim card should arrive on Wednesday! :D
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    03-10-2014 04:31 PM
  15. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    I can confirm it does with the Lumia 1020. As a kind of stress test we connected two Roku boxes to it the day we received the AIO sim and streamed Netflix on both while using the phone. Then connected a tablet and surfed the web on it and the phone while both Rokus were streaming. No issues, no frame loss. :)
    Interesting. I was just on the phone with Aio and they said they don't allow tethering. If you have a tablet with a SIM card they have a 250MB $15 monthly plan ($10 for additional 1GB of data).
    03-10-2014 04:39 PM
  16. Ordeith's Avatar
    Interesting. I was just on the phone with Aio and they said they don't allow tethering. If you have a tablet with a SIM card they have a 250MB $15 monthly plan ($10 for additional 1GB of data).
    I guess in their TOS they have given themselves the ability to take it away at any time. All I can say for now in practice is that it works. At least on Windows Phone and most Androids, I understand iPhone tethering is problematic.
    03-10-2014 04:44 PM
  17. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I guess in their TOS they have given themselves the ability to take it away at any time. All I can say for now in practice is that it works. At least on Windows Phone and most Androids, I understand iPhone tethering is problematic.
    I used AIO briefly on a 3GS and a 4. Tethering was not an issue at all. Granted, both devices were jailbroken and I'm not well versed in iDevices to say whether that makes a difference or not.
    03-10-2014 06:05 PM
  18. Nimdock's Avatar
    Switch to AIO complete!

    From $100/month to $45/month. Sounds good to me!!
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    03-12-2014 04:37 PM
  19. Ordeith's Avatar
    Switch to AIO complete!

    From $100/month to $45/month. Sounds good to me!!
    How is it so far?
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    03-12-2014 08:37 PM
  20. Nimdock's Avatar
    How is it so far?
    It's as if I still were using AT&T. I can tell they do limit the speed of LTE but nothing that impacts my usage. And as you said tethering works.
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    03-12-2014 10:08 PM
  21. Nimdock's Avatar
    Ah, I know what I am missing. Visual Voicemail!
    03-13-2014 01:45 PM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Ah, I know what I am missing. Visual Voicemail!
    Think VVM is worth $55/month? Didn't think so. :-)
    03-13-2014 06:23 PM
  23. Nimdock's Avatar
    Think VVM is worth $55/month? Didn't think so. :-)
    Haha no doubt. But it's nice to have.

    They do have an app to get it working on Android devices. Here's hoping they start supporting it in Windows Phone handsets soon. I may have to ask them about that.
    03-13-2014 06:48 PM
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    03-14-2014 08:25 AM
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