AT&T’s no-contract subsidiary service is called Aio Wireless and offers unlimited talk, text and data with no annual contract. The AT&T no-contract unit is designed for budget-conscious customers and is being offered as of today in Houston, Orlando, and Tampa. “Three new markets will come online in the coming weeks,” reported CIO Today on May 9, 2013, and more stores will open up over the coming months.
According to Jennifer Van Buskirk, the president of Aio Wireless, AT&T’s no-contract unit was created to give no-annual-contract customers simple and easy plan choices with unlimited offers including “first-class service at affordable prices; great devices; nationwide voice and data coverage; and no annual contracts.”
“We are set up to win over value-conscious customers who are increasingly moving towards smartphones and mobile broadband.”
AT&T’s no-contract unit Aio Wireless is offering three rate plans for smartphones, tablets, and feature phones. The company is offering Samsung, Nokia, and ZTE devices or customers can bring their own unlocked phones for activation on AT&T’s network.
Aio Wireless, which is based in Alpharetta in Georgia said today in a Bloomberg Businessweek report that it will sell a range of phones including Apple Inc.’s iPhone.
AT&T’s no-contract Aio Wireless service is offering data plans ranging from $35 to $70 a month and is promising “4G download speeds of up to 4 megabits per second.”
In March, T-mobile announced a service plan which starts at $50 per month for smartphones and, like AT&T today, an installment payment option for the devices.
While many regard AT&T’s no-contract and pay-as-you-go service as an attempt to compete with T-mobile to win over budget-conscious customers, it appears that this is a win-win situation for companies and the consumer.
“AT&T Inc. (T) created a pay-as-you-go unit called Aio Wireless LLC that offers service with no annual contract as the second largest U.S. wireless carrier works to compete with T-mobile US Inc. (TMUS) to win budget-conscious customers.”
AT&T’s complete public announcement “Aio Wireless™ Announces New Nationwide Voice and Data Service” is available on AT&T’s news release website.
To obtain new updates on devices, service plans, coverage and locations, the Aio Wireless website provides all information that customers might want to check out when it comes to AT&T’s new no-contract service.