Three new smartphone models join the Aio lineup
posted by Alan F. / Feb 07, 2014, 7:06 PM
The Motorola Moto G is a value priced handset that runs Android 4.4, offers a 4.5 inch screen with 720 x 1280 resolution, and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with a 5MP camera around back. Ironically, the phone was designed to compete in the entry-level niche where the Nokia Lumia 520 has been cleaning up.
The Windows Phone powered Nokia Lumia 520 offers a 4 inch screen with 480 x 800 resolution, and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro with a 5MP rear-facing snapper. The ZTE Sonata 4G is an Android model with specs similar to the Lumia 520, except that it includes a faster dual-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon S4 and has twice the RAM at 1GB.
Aio offers three plans. The basic plan is $40 a month with unlimited talk, text and data (500MB of high speed data). The smart plan is $50 a month for unlimited talk, text and data (2.5GB of the high speed stuff). For $60 a month, Aio gives you unlimited talk, text and data (5GB high speed). If you agree to an Auto Pay program, you can get a discount from the carrier.
source: Aio via Phonescoop
I wonder why carriers will have ZTE in their lineup and not Sony?
posted on Feb 07, 2014, 7:16 PM 1
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The AT&T Lumia is $59.99 from Microsoft and Amazon with free shipping. Why would anyone pay $100 for one from the Aio website?
posted on Feb 07, 2014, 9:27 PM 1
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because they will try as they might to get $100 instead of $60 for it. And I thought AT&T was decommissioning Aio and was going to roll their prepaid services into Cricket?
posted on Feb 07, 2014, 9:50 PM 1
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$50 for 2.5GB of data isn't bad at all. Goes head to head with T-Mobile's pricing.
posted on Feb 08, 2014, 12:51 AM 0
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More reliable network plus unlimited data with a minor throttle? You bet. Where I'm at, T-Mobile is still 2G/EDGE...sad.
posted on Feb 08, 2014, 1:46 AM 1
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I agree completely. In WA state T-Mobile is good...until you get into the hills. Which is half of the state. I get HSPA the entire time going over the Cascades with AT&T. Same would be so for AIO. Cell coverage is much less simple, and much more expensive when you don't live on a flat plain.
posted on Feb 08, 2014, 1:16 PM 1
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