Aio Wireless going nationwide in September

Aio Wireless has just announced that will be rolling out their service throughout the US starting next month. Aio Wireless, which provides no-contract prepaid plans, is so far only available in selected markets in Tampa, Houston, and Orlando.

Virgin Mobile launches the water-friendly Reef smartphone

Virgin Mobile has released their latest Android smartphone, which coincidentally is also their first waterproof device. The handset is the Reef and it has arrived with a 4-inch display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and an IPX7 certification for protection against water. The Reef also has a relatively low contract-free price and is available for use with the Virgin Mobile plans beginning at $35 per month.

TextNow launches prepaid IP-based mobile service plans

TextNow has expanded from being an app that offered WiFi based calling and messaging to a standalone service. This is arriving as a no-contract setup and will be using the existing TextNow SMS and voice infrastructure. Well, that along with a 3G network for times when you are outside of a WiFi connection. Of course, perhaps the bigger story here is the pricing -- service begins at $19 per month.

Kyocera Hydro Edge and Galaxy Prevail II confirmed for Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile has confirmed the availability Samsung Galaxy Prevail II and Kyocera Hydro Edge this morning. The Galaxy Prevail II is available for purchase as of today and the Kyocera Hydro Edge will be arriving in the not to distant future. As standard practice with Boost Mobile, both of these devices will arrive contract-free. The Galaxy Prevail II will be $179.99 and the Hydro Edge will be $149.99.

ZTE Overture 4G joins the prepaid Aio Wireless lineup

Aio Wireless was launched by AT&T as a prepaid carrier setup. The original announcement came back in May and at the time Aio Wireless had a few smartphones and tablets available. While that number hasn't grown tremendously since, there has been a new addition that arrived today. The latest handset is the ZTE Overture 4G which Aio Wireless has priced at $149.99.

AT&T GoPhone prepaid plans updated

AT&T had announced some updated GoPhone plans earlier in the month and as was expected, those plans have since come available. The carrier has updated the basic/quick messaging plans, however the focus here will be on the smartphone plans -- of which there is now two new options available.
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