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What Is Spectrum Mobile, and Is It Worth a Shot?

Spectrum Mobile

Charter Spectrum™ – the umbrella used by Charter Communications® to market its consumer services and products - came to encompass much more with Charter’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in 2016. The second largest cable provider in the U.S. might still need a step or two to beat Xfinity from Comcast, but looks all poised to take on the battle for the rank of America’s largest cable service provider. Spectrum took a leaf out of its competitor’s book, by launching a mobile service for its valued subscribers in summer 2018, and has since gained the status of America’s fastest-growing mobile providers in terms of subscriptions.

Spectrum Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), and provides services using the established pre-existing network infrastructure of Verizon and Spectrum's own huge network of more than 600,000 Wi-Fi hotspots. Exclusively available to Spectrum Internet subscribers, Spectrum Mobile gives the best of both worlds to users as getting an MVNO’s service means you bag a much better deal than by subscribing to mobile service from a major carrier – on one hand you get to savor the same great coverage, while on the other you save on cellular data since you have access to the Spectrum Wi-Fi hotspot network.

Eligibility Criteria You Must Meet to Get Your Hands on Spectrum Mobile

Apart from having a Spectrum internet subscription, you must also sign up for AutoPay and meet credit requirements to subscribe to Spectrum mobile.

Moreover, for the first month, the new Spectrum Mobile or Spectrum Internet subscribers will only be allowed to access only two lines on Spectrum Mobile. However, after the first 30 days, you are permitted to use up to five lines.

Initially, Spectrum required you to buy or lease a new Spectrum Mobile handset. However, that prerequisite is no more. Still, if you think it better to choose from all the up-to-the-minute Apple and Samsung models that Spectrum has on offer, and which match perfectly with the Spectrum Mobile service, here are a few to tickle your interest.

• Apple iPhone 11, Pro & Pro Max

• Samsung Galaxy Note10 & Note10

• Samsung Galaxy S10 , S10e & S10

• Samsung S20 5G, S20 Ultra 5G & S20 5G

• Google Pixel 4

• LG Stylo 5 & Q70

If you wish to bring your own device, it is recommended you take it to your nearest Spectrum store location to check if the device is compatible with the Spectrum Mobile service or you may check online.

Enjoy Boundless Connectivity with Flexible Spectrum Mobile Plans

Spectrum Mobile offers a choice of two data plans to subscribers: Unlimited & By the Gig. The cherry on top is that just like all other Spectrum subscriptions, signing up for Spectrum mobile plans doesn’t bind you to a contract. Additionally, you get to experience DVD-quality video streaming, access to Spectrum Wi-Fi hotspots, great offers for domestic and international long-distance calling, and also the option to switch plans if you like.

By the Gig

Price: $14/GB

• Unlimited talk time and text in the U.S.

• 2000 minutes every month for calls to Canada & Mexico

• Free international texting & competitive rates for 200 countries

• Share cellular data across all By the Gig Lines

• Get 1 GB data per line included & option to add on

• Compatible with 4G devices

• Access to Spectrum Wi-Fi Hotspots

Unlimited

Price: $45/Line

• Unlimited talk time, texting and data

• 2000 minutes every month for calls to Canada & Mexico

• Free international texting & competitive rates for 200 countries

• Compatible with 4G and 5G devices

• Access to Spectrum Wi-Fi Hotspots

Note: Speeds will be reduced for the rest of the billing cycle after 20 GB data usage on any line in case of the Unlimited plan. However, you won’t be charged for using extra data, and speed will be restored when the next billing cycle starts. If you are subscribed to the By the Gig plan, and all lines consume more than 1 GB collectively, you will be charged another $14 in the next bill. If data consumption reaches 5 GB on any line, speed will be reduced for the remaining billing cycle while if data usage hits 20 GB on any By the Gig line, that line will remain suspended for the rest of the billing cycle.

Got Your Mobile Device? It’s Time for Spectrum Mobile Activation

When you receive your new Spectrum Mobile device or SIM card, just go along with the Quick Start Guide instructions for device activation or follow these simple steps.

To activate your device:

1- Check if your package includes the following items:

2- Device and charger

3- The Quick Start Guide with the setup process

Accessories you ordered (larger ones may arrive in a separate shipment)

• Turn off your device.

• Insert the Spectrum Mobile SIM card using the SIM ejector tool, if the SIM is not already in place.

• Now, go to SpectrumMobile.com/activate and sign in using your Spectrum mobile login username and password.

• If you're transferring your phone number from another provider, put in your previous account details.

• Next, tap on Start Activation and follow the guidelines to activate your new device.

• Shortly, a confirmation email will be sent to you.

• Now turn on your device, connect to Wi-Fi, and follow the prompts to kick-start your new device.

Note: Make sure you have your Apple ID (iPhone users) or Gmail information (Android users) available for proper activation. You can also visit SpectrumMobile.com/activate to check your activation status. Additionally ensure the device is using the latest version of the Spectrum Mobile carrier bundle. If you face issues you can get in touch with Spectrum for technical support or visit Spectrum’s Activation Troubleshooting page.

Manage Your Spectrum Mobile Account

Spectrum Mobile, the MVNO which employs the nation’s largest and most consistent 4G LTE network parallel to its massive countrywide network of Wi-Fi hotspots, brings amazing perks to subscribers. The Spectrum Mobile app is another exclusive feature of the service. It’s super convenient because your Spectrum Mobile login credentials are the same as you use with other Spectrum services, and also when you log into Spectrum.net. That’s all you need to get started.

With the Spectrum Mobile app, you can:

• Track your data usage after recent activity.

• Switch on notifications to keep an eye on your By the Gig lines’ data usage.

• Make payments, access previous statements, and manage AutoPay.

• Get device support when something doesn’t work & access the FAQs.

How Do I Find Spectrum Mobile Near Me?

If you want to get a Spectrum Mobile service subscription but you are not sure how to go about it, feel free to call the 24/7 Spectrum Customer Service for guidance. Alternatively, you can locate a Spectrum store here, and visit the one nearest to you.

Final Thoughts

Still wondering if you should go for Spectrum Mobile? We say you totally should consider giving it a shot! After all, why miss out on this easy-on-the-pocket service when you already know how amazing Spectrum Internet is!