AT&T’s Aio Wireless Prepaid Unit Suffers Service Outage

The relatively new prepaid division was dealing with a service outage as of late Monday night. No timetable was given for when service would be restored.
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Target Confirms Brightspot, Its Own Prepaid Mobile Brand, With Plans Starting at $35 Per Month

As had been leaked, the retailer will offer plans starting at $35 per month with unlimited talk and text. For $50 per month, customers also get 1GB of high-speed data.
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AT&T Takes Its Aio Wireless Prepaid Service Nationwide

The company already had its AT&T GoPhone sub-brand, but with Aio it is aiming to establish a more fully separate brand identity.
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Taking Aim at Cricket, T-Mobile Moves MetroPCS Into 15 New Markets

The company is also adding Nokia’s Lumia 521 and LG’s Optimus F3 to its device lineup as it looks to enter new territory.
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New Plans From AT&T, T-Mobile Put U.S. More in Line With Rest of World

Outside the U.S., it is rather commonplace to pay full price for a phone in exchange for being able to choose one’s service provider and plan. With recent moves, a similar approach could become the norm here, too.
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Virgin Mobile Adds iPhone 5 to Prepaid Lineup

Virgin Mobile USA is bringing the iPhone 5 to its lineup of prepaid phones next week, offering it through its Beyond Talk plans, which start at $35 a month. Of course, the phone itself will range from $550 to $750, depending on storage size. Virgin Mobile is not the first brand to offer the iPhone 5 through prepaid options: Cricket Wireless and AT&T’s prepaid GoPhone brand also offer or support the iPhone 5, while T-Mobile sells the iPhone 5 starting at $580 without a contract, and Walmart sells the device through Straight Talk, sans contract, for $649.

AT&T’s New Aio Prepaid Brand Takes a Page From T-Mobile’s Playbook

The prepaid brand is launching in three cities, with plans ranging from $35 to $70 per month.
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T-Mobile CEO: iPhone on MetroPCS Possible, but Not Imminent

In the meantime, expect MetroPCS to aggressively expand to new cities this year.
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Sprint’s Virgin Mobile Offers $100 for T-Mobile Customers Looking to Switch

The Sprint-owned prepaid brand is hoping to woo T-Mobile customers with what it says is a better no-contract option.
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AT&T on T-Mobile’s New Rate Plans: “Whatever”

Meanwhile, Sprint said its mix of contract and no-contract plans offers customers the best of both worlds.
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