There are so many exciting things happening in the wireless space, but possibly none more exciting and enticing as Aio Wireless and their promise to bring no contact and unlimited talk, text, and data to the entire U.S. in September.
A new division of AT&T, Aio is also offering a bonus to new customers that complete their activation by September 29- they get their third month of service for free.
“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.”
I was lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes look at Aio's headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia and a look at mock store they had set up in the building.
"It's a no-brainer and a great deal for kids and even those looking to make the switch to a smartphone," explained Aio PR liason Nneoma Njoku as she took me through the store.
I was impressed with the store being so bright and welcoming as well as the variety of devices, including tablets that Aio is offering to the masses.
Aio Wireless has been available in Florida, Texas and the Metro-Atlanta area with over 200 dealer-owned Aio stores and through the Aio website.
Aio's initial strategy will be to offer three plans that include unlimited talk, text, and data. The difference will be a pre-established amount of high-speed access, but it does include 4G LTE. Plans range from $40 to $70 per month, and this does include taxes and fees.
You have a variety of devices to choose from, including Samsung, Nokia, ZTE, and even iPhones.
(Note: The Samsung Galaxy S4 has just been announced as available for Aio)
Those looking for a Windows Phone 8 device can look to Aio for the Nokia 620, which comes in a variety of colors.
What impressses me about Aio is they make no bones about who and what they are. They can save you money and even their customer service is based right here in the U.S. They are looking to tap a segment of the market that has been ignored and shunned.
If their nationwide launch goes off without a hitch, the sky is the limit for Aio.