$79 ZTE Sonata 4G also available starting today
As the Moto G continues its march through seemingly every carrier and retailer, Aio Wireless has just announced that it will carry Motorola's inexpensive handset starting February 14th. The Moto G will set you back $149 without a contract, which is a $30 savings over the unlocked GSM model but currently a $50 bump over the carrier-specific CDMA versions on Verizon and U.S. Cellular.
Another even cheaper device, the ZTE Sonata 4G, also goes on sale from the prepaid carrier today. It's hard to expect much with this device, and you'll be getting a 4-inch 480x800 display, dual-core processor and a 5MP camera. But for $79 off-contract, that will probably be enough.
Aio Wireless operates on the AT&T network (and is actually owned by the carrier), and offers a pretty nice set of plans, which just got a bit sweeter with lower prices and increased data allotments last week. The lowest plan offers unlimited talk and text with 500MB of full-speed data (in Aio's case that's 8mbps) for $40, going up to $60 per month for 5GB of full-speed data.
You'll be able to pick up the ZTE Sonata 4G from Aio Wireless online starting today, with the Moto G hitting its store on February 14th.
Aio Wireless Announces Availability of Three New Smartphones
Moto G™, Nokia Lumia 520, and ZTE Sonata 4GTM join Aio’s device line-up
Alpharetta, GA, Feb. 7, 2014 –Aio Wireless announced today a bevy of offerings just in time for Valentine’s Day. Beginning today, the ZTE Sonata 4GTM is available at Aio stores and online at www.aiowireless.com. OnFebruary 14, Motorola’s Moto GTM and Nokia’s Lumia 520 will be added to Aio’s rich device portfolio.
The ZTE Sonata 4G offered at $79.99 in pearl white—an Aio exclusive in the U.S.—features:
∙ A crisp 4.0” WVGA Display and peppy dual-core processor that makes hard work look easy
∙ A 5MP camera with flash and video to capture the moment wherever you are
∙ Android OS lets you stay in sync while on the go with access to over 500,000 apps with Google Play
The Motorola Moto G, offered at $149.99, is a benchmark Android 4.4 smartphone that is ideal for value seekers who want a great smartphone with premium features, including:
· A brilliant, scratch-resistant 4.5” HD display
· Splash-proof technology to help protect against life’s little mishaps
· All-day battery life
· Quad-core speed for easy multi-tasking
· Latest Android OS (KitKat 4.4) to browse, stream, navigate, play, and more
The Nokia Lumia 520, offered at $99.99, is a versatile Windows 8 device and a great fit for first-time smartphone users and multi-taskers looking to take advantage of Lumia benefits like:
· A 4” Super-sensitive display screen that can be used when wearing gloves or with fingernails
· Nokia Mix Radio for subscription-free streaming music
· HERE apps: Maps, Drive and Transit to help you get around and enjoy doing it
· 5MP camera with SmartShoot editing capabilities and HD video recording
· An organize-it-your way display with live tiles which update in real time
· Vivid colors that express your style (Black, Yellow, Cyan, Red)
In addition to expanding its device portfolio, on February 4 Aio lowered the pricing on its three simple, unlimited plans and added more high speed data to its two most popular plans. Customers who sign up for Auto Pay* with any of the new plans can get a $5 account credit at the end of each billing cycle for as long as they remain enrolled in Auto Pay.
∙ Basic Plan: $40 ($35 after Auto Pay credit), unlimited voice/text/data, including 500MB of high speed data (same price as before but double the data);
∙ Smart Plan: $50 ($45 after Auto Pay credit), unlimited voice/text/data, including 2.5 GB of high speed data ($5 less/month plus an extra half GB of data); and
∙ Pro Plan: $60 ($55 after Auto Pay credit), unlimited voice/text/data, including 5 GB of high speed data ($10 less/month with 5 GB of data).
All three plans are available for smartphones and include taxes and fees, so the price you see is the price you pay.
“We thought Valentine’s Day was an ideal time to provide our customers with an even greater selection of amazing smartphones as potential gift ideas,” said Andy Smoak, Aio’s head of Product and Marketing. “We think these devices, in combination with our incredible new low price plans, make this the perfect time to switch to Aio,” he added.
Aio launched in May 2013 and is available through dealer-owned stores in 21 markets in Florida, Georgia, Texas, California, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Washington, Michigan, and New York. Aio is also available to all U.S. customers online at www.aiowireless.com.