AT&T’s no contract service has launched, offering wireless customers data, talk, and text without the constraints of a lengthy contract. The service, called Aio Wireless, is a subsidiary of AT&T.
Aio wireless is currently offering no contract plans in Tampa, Houston, and Orlando. AT&T plans to expand the offer to more states throughout the year. Unlocked phones can be transferred to the service, or new phones can be purchased directly from Aio.
“We talked with no-annual-contract customers and created our service around what they want. They want simple, easy plan choices with unlimited offers; first-class service at affordable prices … customers who are increasingly moving towards smartphones and mobile broadband.”
As reported by PCMAG.com, monthly plans range in price, from $35 to $70. The plans include 4G service. Additional options, including extended data or international talk and text, can be included for an additional charge per month.
AT&T’s no contract option is appealing to wireless customers as there are fewer constraints involved. Traditional plans usually involve a credit check, added fees, and contracts of over a year. Early contract termination fees can be a burden, as they may equal several months of regular payments.
Traditional plans usually include a phone, or a discount when purchasing a new phone. No contract plans rarely offer an included phone. Additionally, traditional wireless contracts include phone upgrades and insurance plans. With no contract plans, consumers are tasked with replacing or upgrading at their own cost.
As reported by Examiner, AT&T’s no contract plan has announced the launch of the Aio Wireless service to remain competitive in the wireless market. T-mobile, one of their main competitors, recently announced a similar no contract option.
AT&T’s no contract plan will offer multiple options and flexibility to wireless customers, who do not want a lengthy contract.