Aio Wireless

A few months back saw Sprint introduce their new Framily Plan discounts that allowed customers to see reduced per-line prices for each line added to their account, and now prepaid carrier Aio is firing back with their own version of the concept. They're calling it Group Save, and it could save Aio customers up to $90 when they have five lines on their account.

Aio's Group Save plan requires less math than Sprint's Framily plan, which comes as a great relief to those of use that struggle with simple arithmetic. The Framily plan offers Sprint customers a per-line discount equivalent to $5 off for each line on the account — 4 lines would equal $20 off per line. If you have several lines on your account, it can really add up to significant savings, though the Sprint Framily plan caps off at $30 off per line.

Group Save from Aio is a little more straight forward, offering a discount off the entire monthly charge based on how many lines you've added.

  • 1 line: $0 off
  • 2 lines: $10 off
  • 3 lines: $30 off
  • 4 lines: $60 off
  • 5 lines: $90 off

Existing Aio customers in good standing will be automatically enrolled in the Group Save discounts.

Press release:

Aio Launches ‘Group Save’ Plan on Multiple Lines

Customers can save up to $90 in monthly discounts with new offer

Alpharetta, GA, April 16, 2014 –Aio Wireless announced today a new Group Save discount program for customers who want to combine multiple lines onto one account or add new lines to an existing one. The plan offers discounted monthly charges beginning with the second eligible line added.

“We created Aio to provide affordable options for value-conscious customers. Our new Group Save multi-line discount program is one more way we’re giving customers options to save,” said Andy Smoak, Aio’s AVP, Product Development. “Whether it’s combining several wireless lines of family members, business colleagues or friends, Group Save is delivering discounts our customers deserve.”

Group Save is available for new and existing Aio customers in all Aio markets. Customers in good standing with at least two eligible lines of service on one account will be automatically enrolled to receive Group Save discounts. The first eligible line does not receive a monthly discount; only eligible lines two-five on the same account receive the monthly discount.

Customers can create their own Group Save accounts by combining wireless lines within the same family or grouping friends who want to save collectively on their wireless plans.* Group Save discounts are available on Aio’s $40 and higher plans and customers may combine any mix of qualifying plans on the account. Discounts will increase incrementally with each eligible line on the account beginning with the second eligible line.

 

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Aio's new Group Save plan takes on Sprint's Framily Plan discounts

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I miss WebOS...

No I just want to leave sprint and purchasing a phone outright (Z2) isn't a bad option to switching to these lower priced competitor plans. ;)

That's what I'm about to do when my Sprint contract expires in May. Now which phone to choose (since the Xperia Z2 doesn't seem to be here any time soon)... :-)

(I miss webOS too!)

I like cheese and if AT&T offered free cheese I would switch to them. We're talking about random, unrelated stuff right?

AIO wireless one upping Sprints current plans, current sprint customers thinking of switching for said plans.

Not very bright are you.

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Explain how this is "one upping" Sprint's Framily plans. Sprint's plans are still cheaper. Also, I was referring to your "I miss webOS..." comment. Apparently you missed the logic train.

With Sprints horrible network they are easily "one upped"

As far as the webos comment.... Apparently humor isn't your strong suit either.

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Oh it was a joke? Hahahahahaha! I mean gosh, you should be a stand up comedian. You know, because that was... somehow funny...

I'm sorry it required a little bit of thought, next time I won't make it so complicated ;)

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Will this send each person their own bill like the Sprint framly plan will? I use aio and could get done family to switch, but it's a pain to have to collect money from each person. I know. I've done it before :(.

Yeah, that's really unfortunate. If the bills/addresses could remain separate like with the Framily (GOD, I hate typing that) plan, I could easily get three or four people to join me. I think that's a little more than we can expect from a prepaid service, though.

I have 8 lines on Sprint and I've never had issues collecting money from my family and friends... Maybe because I'm a fairly demanding person when it comes to money.

Nice if your lines are all on the same account, but the big advantage of Framily plans is being able to invite people whose bills you aren't responsible for to lower your own monthly payment.

If AIO would play nice with Straight Talk ports, I'd probably bring a couple lines over to them. Oh well...maybe one day.

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You could always switch from ST to an AT&T go-phone account for a month; and then AIO could easily port your # .

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I work at AIO, and I pretty much have a 100% rate of immediately getting them to release the port. If you're getting hung up in a port process to AIO, call ST and demand to get into the porting department and release your number.

I do this for every ST, Tracphone and Net10 customer.

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Yea this is common with ST, Tracphone, Net10. I just ported my two lines from Net10 to MetroPCS
the first one a few months ago, and my fiance's line last night.
they always need to conference in tracfone to get the port completed.
phone call takes awhile, but my port was complete within an hour after getting off the phone.
Just make sure to provide the IMEI as the account number and the last 4 digits of the phone number as the pin

I'll never go back to any tracfone brand, their data service sucks and has excessive latency, especially for me on the east coast as they route everything through their servers in Arizona.
I think the carrier owned MVNO's (Cricket and MetroPCS) are going to kill tracfone brands, they provide much better service and support It's still not to the level of postpaid, but it's an order of magnitude better than tracfone, those people are clueless.

How is this even remotely related to the Sprint Framily plan? Every major carrier offers some type of discount for multiple lines of service, but only Sprint allows the bills to be separate and still receive the discount. So without the separate bills, this is a simple multi-line discount program that's now being offered. Again, not at all like Sprint's Framily plan.