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Aio Wireless shows Moto G, Lumia 520, ZTE Sonata some love

The prepaid carrier chooses Valentine's Day to expand its smartphone portfolio with three new offerings.

The ubiquitous, inexpensive Moto G heads to Aio Wireless next week.
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Prepaid carrier Aio Wireless becomes three smartphones stronger this February 14. That's when the AT&T-owned wireless provider adds a trio of new smartphones to its lineup -- the Motorola Moto G, Nokia Lumia 520, and ZTE Sonata 4G.

We've spent a long time with Nokia's Lumia 521 for T-Mobile and 520 for AT&T, and Motorola's budget Moto G is already marching across the major carriers. The ZTE Sonata 4G -- which we saw at CES -- is the only one of the new Valentine's Day handsets that's exclusive to Aio.

The carrier sells the 4-inch dual-core Android Sonata smartphone for $80, the 4.5-inch quad-core Android 4.4 Moto G for $150, and the 4-inch Lumia 520 Windows Phone for $100.

Aio's announcement comes a few days after cutting its rate plans, and announcing discounts on Samsung phones through the month of March.

Less than a year old, Aio operates in 21 markets in California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Washington, though AT&T has committed to growing Aio even more.