Following a soft launch of Spectrum Mobile this summer, Charter Communications announced its wireless offering is now available to internet subscribers across the cable operator’s national footprint.
Like Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile service, Charter’s MVNO leans on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, combined with WiFi hotspots when available.
Pricing between the two is also similar, with both Xfinity Mobile and Spectrum Mobile charging $45 per month for unlimited plans. However, when it comes to ‘by the gig’ prices, Charter costs $14 per gigabyte, while Comcast charges $12 per GB.
Earlier this year the two cable giants announced a joint venture to create a unified mobile backend system.
“As an intelligent connectivity provider, Spectrum Mobile brings unprecedented flexibility and value to the wireless marketplace,” says Danny Bowman, Chief Mobile Officer for Charter, in a statement. “Spectrum Mobile gives customers the freedom to use their favorite devices the way they want, saving them hundreds of dollars annually off their mobile bill, all while reaping the benefits of Charter’s superior, value rich network and services.”
Charter says it will expand device availability and offer customers the option to bring their own devices later this year. Currently a range of Samsung devices are available and iPhone’s version 7 and up, as well as SE. The Spectrum Mobile site also shows the LG K30.