Charter Communications is said to be planning to debut its Spectrum Mobile service at the end of this month. It will reportedly offer an unlimited data plan at a price of $45 per month. Subscribers also get to enjoy the option of paying only for the gigabytes they consume. For this option, the rate is at $12 for each gigabyte every month.
By virtue of its MVNO agreement with Verizon Wireless (the number one wireless service provider in the United States), Charter Communications’ Spectrum Mobile could benefit greatly from the expansive reach of the Big Red’s nationwide network. Still, the cable giant will also be making full use of its own network of Wi-Fi access points, a great number of which are set up inside customers’ homes and clients’ business establishments and offices. But as far as network presence is concerned, Charter’s Wi-Fi reach could still really use some assistance from Verizon’s more ubiquitous presence.
Similar to how another cable giant, Comcast, marketed its own wireless service (Xfinity Mobile), Charter Communications will likely make its Spectrum Mobile brand available only to customers who already have a Charter account. Of course, this approach presents a lot of advantages. For one, homes of existing Charter subscribers would automatically become qualified to upgrade with a Spectrum connection. As for those who are looking to switch to Spectrum in order to acquire a cable or web connection to get Spectrum Mobile, can also likewise do so.