AT&T's Aio Wireless is now offering a "family" style discount plan called "Group Save Discounts". The discount varies depending on the number of lines on an account:
- First line - no discount
- Second line gets a $10/month discount (a $5 per line saving)
- Third line gets a $20/month discount for a total discount of $30 (a $10 per line saving)
- The fourth line gets a $30/month discount for a total discount of $60 (a $15 per line saving)
- The fifth line also gets a $30 discount for a total discount of $90 (an $18 per line saving)
This is one of the best family plan deals in prepaid. Four lines on the $40 Aio "Basic" plan, which includes unlimited talk and text and 500 MB of high-speed data, would be $100/month or just $25 per line.
Aio also made a couple of less positive changes along with the launch of Group Save. The $15 Tablet Plan has been discontinued and is no longer available for new activations. With only 250 MB of included high speed data the Tablet Plan was overpriced. I doubt many will miss it.
Users are likely to notice the other change that Aio made over the weekend. The throttled data speed after the hi-speed allotment is used on Aio's $50 and $60 plans is now 128 Kbps instead of 256 Kbps. Heavy users of streaming music services like Spotify will be the most likely to notice this change. Streaming works well at 256 KBps but at 128 Kbps even lower quality streams are likely to pause for buffering occasionally. The throttled speed on Aio's $40 plan has always been 128 Kbps and that's not changing.
The table below lists all of Aio's current plans for easy reference:
|Plan Name||Monthly Price||Hi-Speed Data Before Throttling 1||Allowed devices|
|Talk & Text||$25||Data not available||Basic Phones and BYOP SIMs Only|
|Basic||$40 ($35 with autopay)||500 MB||Any|
|Smart||$50 ($45 with autopay)||2.5 GB||Any|
|Pro||$60 ($55 with autopay)||5 GB||Any|
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