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.

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.

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.

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.

T-Mobile CEO: iPhone on MetroPCS Possible, but Not Imminent

In the meantime, expect MetroPCS to aggressively expand to new cities this year.

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.

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.