Charter Communications finds themselves back in the spotlight again with more fantastic news for customers. Charter has officially launched their very own mobile network; Spectrum Mobile.
This newest release marks cables 2nd largest push into mobile and wireless territory. The number of cable TV subscribers has dropped significantly over the past five years and is forecasted to continue on that decline into the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, mobile and wireless technology growing year over year and potentially faster than the cable companies could keep up with. Even with the cable industry struggling, major wireless providers such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile also find themselves struggling to bring in new subscribers and it doesn’t look as if it will get any better with additional competition put into the mix!
Spectrum Mobile is built off of America’s largest, most reliable 4G LTE Network with pricing similar to Comcast Xfinity Mobile. Both networks have an agreement with Verizon Wireless, making Spectrum Mobile possible.
Right now Charter is advertising Spectrum Mobile starting at a flat rate of $45 per line as well as their “By-The-Gig” option that gives customer’s the choice to pay per gig starting at $14/GB. Services rely on Wi-Fi for both their voice and data but do revert back to Verizon’s network for coverage where Wi-Fi is unavailable.
Spectrum Mobile is also offering mobile devices with LG, Samsung and Apple available with more brands looking to be available in the near future. These phones have interest free installment plans available and purchase in full much like all other mobile carriers. BYOD (bring your own device) will also soon become available, before the end of the year. Customers looking into subscribing to Spectrum Mobile are required to either be a Spectrum internet subscriber as well or pay an additional $20 a month added onto their bill.
Charter has certainly made it apparent they are here to shake up the game for customers when it comes to cable TV and mobile technology with their current attempts to give their current and new subscribers the best and most reliable services available yet. Even with the cable company’s struggling to keep up with the current times and advanced technology, this is a big step towards the future for not only mobile services but cable technology as well. There’s no doubt Charter will be back with even better news for customers.