If you haven't heard of Aio Wireless, here's the skinny: it's a new AT&T prepaid carrier (think of it as an MVNO), and it actually offers some pretty enticing features. Initially, we expected that Aio wouldn't offer LTE service since that would be reserved for a "premium" AT&T experience, but it looks like that plan has been changed – Aio just announced that it is activating LTE coverage for its current userbase (which is currently limited to a few areas in Texas and Florida). An OTA is on its way to current Aio handset as I type this that will enable high-speed mobile access on compatible handsets.

To go along with its new-found LTE network, the carrier is also introing a new LTE smartphone: the ZTE Overture. The device features a 4-inch display and Jelly Bean, though other details are essentially non-existent at the moment.

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This is just the beginning for Aio, however – its coverage area will be increasing over the next year, as will its growing handset selection. If you're in the market for a new prepaid carrier, Aio is one to keep a close eye on moving forward. For more information about the company, head here.

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