In spite of the color-based lawsuit, AT&T is planning to expand its Aio Wireless service nationwide in September. The prepaid service is only available in a few markets right now including Florida, Texas, Chicago, and Atlanta.
Aio Wireless offers only three different plans and an assortment of mostly mid-range phones. Customers of Aio get access to AT&T's 4G LTE network (with a cap), then additional data at lower speeds. Signing up before September 29th gets you a free month of service, provided you maintain an account for at least three months.
AT&T has not chosen a specific date for the rollout, only saying it would kick off around the middle of the month. Full PR is below.
Aio Wireless(TM) Available Soon for All U.S. Customers
Starting mid-September all U.S. customers will be able to purchase first-class, no-contract wireless from Aio online Plus, new Aio customers who activate service by Sept. 29, 2013, can get their third month of service free**
Alpharetta, Georgia, August 29, 2013
Aio Wireless’ first-class service with no annual contract is scheduled to be available online (www.aiowireless.com) to all U.S. customers starting in mid-September. Aio is currently available to customers in markets in Florida, Texas and the Metro-Atlanta area through over 200 dealer-owned Aio stores and through the Aio website. Also customers in the Chicago area can currently activate Aio service online.
Additionally, new customers who activate service in stores or online by September 29, 2013 will be able to participate in Aio’s special Fall promotion and get their third month of service free (conditions apply**).
“We invite customers across the country to switch to Aio and experience our first class service with no annual contracts,” said Jennifer Van Buskirk, president of Aio Wireless. “We want to make it easy for consumers almost anywhere in the US to get great value in their wireless service, with the network coverage and experience they deserve, and devices they can be proud to own.”
Aio makes wireless easy with a friendly in-store and online experience and three simple plans to choose from. All three plans include unlimited talk, text, and data—with a pre-established amount of high-speed access, including 4G LTE. Plans range from $40 to $70 per month, with taxes and fees included.
Aio customers may choose from a selection of smartphones, tablets, and feature phones from Samsung, Nokia, ZTE, and others. Customers may also bring a device they love to an Aio store for activation on the Aio network or activate online at www.aiowireless.com. Or, they may bring a qualifying wireless phone to an Aio store to trade-in for a credit* towards an upgraded phone or accessory.