Have you grown tired of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile? Many times people forget about alternative cell phone providers that may be in their local area. Often these providers offer more for less than you’d pay for at one of the major retailers. For those of you residing in the Cleveland Area, Aio may be just what you’re looking for to ring in the New Year the right way while staying within your budget.
New to the Cleveland area, Aio Wireless (pronounced A-O) is a nationwide cellular provider that offers very competitive rates. They’ve even been generous enough to give back to Cleveland’s community by donating to $5 to Toys for Tots every time someone checks into their store via their Facebook page. For $40/month (includes taxes and fees) one can obtain unlimited talk with call forwarding, voicemail, unlimited text, unlimited multimedia messages and 4G LTE data speeds at an allowance of 250 MBs. For an additional $10 that can easily be bumped up to a 2 GB of LTE speeds a month, which diminishes after the allotted data limit is reached.
I took a look at their smartphones and I must say that I am impressed. What caught my eye the most was the variety of operating systems that are available. No matter if you’re an Android, iPhone or Window’s Phone fan, there’s a device that’ll suit you. If none of the options seems appealing then you can also bring over your own phone and receive your 3rd month free for doing so. Seeing as they’re GSM networks I imagine that phones on T-Mobile’s or AT&T’s networks would be the best to transfer over, but check here to see if your device is compatible.
With great plans, nationwide coverage, and the ability to bring over your existing device Aio is looking like a winner. Just keep in mind that because this is an off contract service, in most cases you must pay the full retail price of the phone. Prices can range from one time payments from $50 to $649 (gotta love Apple and their pricing), but that’s better than making a monthly payment on a contract that doesn’t decrease even after that it’s over