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The Ultimate Guide to Spectrum Mobile

An Ultimate Guide To Spectrum Mobile

If you still think Charter Spectrum™ is just another cable TV and internet service provider, you are mistaken! Spectrum Mobile was officially launched in 2018 for the convenience of millions of Spectrum customers. So, if you are already a Spectrum subscriber, it is a good idea to opt for this mobile service – by doing so, your wireless service will also come from the company you get TV, Internet, and Home Phone from making everyday life so much simpler. Even if you do not currently subscribe to TV or phone services from Spectrum, your internet connection with the provider alone will suffice to make you eligible for Spectrum’s mobile service. And if for some reason, at some point in time, you want to cancel Spectrum internet subscription, you can do so by paying an additional $20 per month per line to benefit from Spectrum wireless service; you will still receive up to 5 Mbps fast internet when connected to Spectrum’s Wi-Fi hotspot network.

You will be amazed to know subscription starts from $14 per GB and $45 a month with unlimited data. What makes Spectrum Mobile still more worth subscribing to is the fact the service comes with a plethora of features and offers great coverage – basically in every region encompassed by Spectrum Internet. For a budget-friendly wireless service, you therefore need not look further than Spectrum Mobile!  

If you are undecided or muddled whether Spectrum Mobile would prove a worthwhile switch in 2020, read more. In this article, we’ll walk you through the essential information you must acquire about Spectrum if you have been pondering upon switching from your current wireless service.

Before diving into making a purchase, it is crucial to take a good look at what Spectrum Mobile has to offer. So, let’s talk about Spectrum coverage and how well Spectrum Mobile is reviewed, plus the features which this service places at your disposal, so you can decide if this may be the right switch for you.

Eligibility Requirement 

As we mentioned a little earlier, not everyone can access Spectrum Mobile. If you intend to qualify, ensure subscription to Spectrum internet service, and be ready to sign up for auto-pay; credit requirements must also be fulfilled.

If you have recently opted for Spectrum Internet, you can only get two lines for the first 30 days. Having successfully met all the aforementioned terms, and having remained with the service for 30 days, you will be able to add up to five lines to your Spectrum Mobile account.

You must be wondering if that is fair, but you have read it right. Eligibility for Spectrum’s wireless service is likely only if you are accessing the internet via Spectrum’s network. But fact is the value for money that comes by subscribing to the duo, makes it more than a worthy switch.

So, no need to wait around- an affordable quality mobile network is just a few clicks away!

Spectrum Network Coverage 

Spectrum Mobile is essentially a mobile virtual network operator that runs its service via the Verizon wireless network, also employing Spectrum’s nationwide Wi-Fi hotspot setup as a supplement. The service is setup to transfer to the Wi-Fi hotspot network automatically when one is in range. With over 500,000 hotspots across the U.S., this arrangement helps subscribers significantly cut down on consumption of mobile data while the carrier’s reliance on Wi-Fi works to keep the cost of the cellular service down.

If you have already used Verizon, you will find out cellular coverage from Spectrum Mobile is virtually the same, only that you get it inexpensively – no wonder then, Spectrum Internet together with Mobile service from the provider is a real value-added bundle. Check if the service is available to you by determining if Spectrum internet is accessible in your neighborhood.

Spectrum Mobile Wi-Fi

Who doesn’t like the idea of staying connected without having to use their cellular data? Well, we are guessing no one!

One of the primary advantages of switching to Spectrum Mobile is that you would automatically connect to Spectrum Wi-Fi hotspot network when available, instead of eating on your monthly data. This may not be too big of an advantage if you have subscribed to Unlimited, but definitely a major plus if you are going By the Gig.

What’s more? Locating Spectrum Wi-Fi hotspots around the country would become totally hassle-free – you would not have to go through even as slight an inconvenience as having to install a Wi-Fi profile via Spectrum Wi-Fi Finder feature on the My Spectrum App.  

Spectrum Mobile Plans

Spectrum Mobile currently offers two plans: one is By the Gig and the other Unlimited.

If you want to go for the Unlimited offer, you would have to pay $45 a month. This plan is available for both 4G & 5G devices. Once you have consumed 20 GB data, upstream and downstream speeds will be throttled until the beginning of the next billing cycle.

On the other hand, the By the Gig plan comes at a cost of $14 per GB and for every additional GB you are charged the same amount. As of yet, this plan is available only for 4G devices, however unlike Spectrum Mobile Unlimited, with By the Gig you can actually share the allotted data between multiple lines on that account. And, there is no speed slowdown involved either. Once you run out of the data allowance, you simply have to pay another $14 for each subsequent GB consumed.

Both mobile plans from Spectrum bring you unlimited nationwide talk and text, 2000 minutes of free calling to Canada and Mexico, free international text messaging, and attractive international calling and roaming rates.

Switching between the two plans is convenient; you can do so online or by using the Spectrum Mobile Account App. You can mix and match data plans too. For instance you could subscribe to Unlimited for one line while the other 2 lines on your account utilize the shared data option.  

Relative to the four major cellular service providers in the U.S., Spectrum Mobile plans are highly lucrative – each comes with an attractive price tag, allows freedom from a contract, and like other Spectrum Services offers a full refund if you choose to cancel your subscription within 30 days.

Video Streaming

Are you one of those people who dig the idea of streaming videos on their phone? If your answer to this question is yes, you may be both happy and disappointed – happy because you have inexpensive access to data and Wi-Fi from one of the most reliable providers of internet connectivity in the U.S. – and disappointed because as of yet Spectrum Mobile only supports DVD-quality streaming with both limited and unlimited data plans. With that said, the fact your access to internet connectivity remains solid and inexpensive with Charter Spectrum™, whether at home or on-the-go, video streaming at 480p may not be such a deal-breaker as it may sound.

Spectrum Mobile Reviews

When it comes to connectivity, pricing, and features, overall Spectrum Mobile reviews have been pretty impressive. Most users like the fact Spectrum’s mobile service brings great value for money, while others talk about the great coverage via Wi-Fi hotspots and access to Verizon’s quality wireless network. If you are still not convinced, an in-depth assessment of reviews from current subscribers of the service may help you make the switch.   

Phone Selection

You can now pick your own device when subscribing to Spectrum Mobile but you would need a SIM card kit! In case, you need to purchase a phone, keep in mind at this time you can only get select models to work with Spectrum Mobile e.g. Samsung Galaxy Note10, LG Stylo 5, Google Pixel 4, Apple iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy A20.

Customer Service 

Whether you want to sign up for Spectrum Mobile or need to learn more about the service to get rid of confusions, there are two ways to reach out to Spectrum Customer Support. You can either call at 1-855-423-0918 to get the answers you need or locate a Spectrum Mobile store near you.

The End  Note

Are you in search of a dependable cellular network that allows you to stay connected to Wi-Fi at economical prices right across the country? Well, your search ends here since Spectrum Mobile is all you need to cover what you want.

Based on the reviews of over 140k customers, it would not be an overstatement to say 75% consumers believe you can save over $60 on average every month that translates into $700 over the course of a year.

Would you not then want to switch to Spectrum mobile service despite the fact it requires you to subscribe to Spectrum Internet and restricts your picture quality to 480p? After all, features and perks, above all the quality of service delivered to you, does make the balance tilt in favor of Charter Spectrum™.