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Charter Sends Out Plan and Pricing Survey for Its Upcoming Wireless Service

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For a while now, we've been hearing about Charter's plans to follow the footsteps of Comcast by launching its own cell plans. The plan was to put up a new wireless service that would compete against the likes of Xfinity Mobile and would run under Verizon's network. The company has even went so far as to hiring a former Sprint executive to spearhead this business unit. They have even set a launch date for 2018.

But as for everything else, Charter has been keeping mum about the developments of this business. Until today, that is, there are reports that Charter has been sending out a survey to its consumers to know how interested they would be in this new wireless product. Known as Spectrum Mobile, we're getting bits of information about the MVNO service as well as pricing details.

Based on the survey, Spectrum will be offering a per-GB or unlimited option. The per-GB option could start at $12 per month, while the unlimited data plan costs $45 per line. It also says that customers will only pay for data that is used up. There are no hidden fees included in the plan.

The survey was sent out to existing Charter cable and Internet customers. Although the pricing is part of a survey, it could not yet be the final pricing that the MVNO will be offering. But since there are reports that Charter will launch Spectrum Mobile on June 30th, it's likely that the pricing and plans sent out in the survey could be the service's final offering.

If Charter will be following the strategy of Comcast, Spectrum Mobile will initially be offered to its existing Internet service users. Apart from this being an efficient decision, it could also be wise for a brand new MVNO as it has a more easier way to work out the kinks.

As of this writing, there has been no word on what devices will be compatible with Spectrum Mobile. In theory, however, it should be function with any unlocked smartphone which Verizon is also compatible with. The survey promised that the service will work with "the hottest and most popular phones". It looks promising.

Hopefully, Charter unveils more about the service as June 30 nears. 



Source: Fierce Wireless

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  1. With Comcast you can get a $10 a month access fee (plus taxes) per line, unlimited talk/text plus $12 per GB of data, and if you are a Comcast internet customer, no access fee. I wonder if Spectrum will do the same.

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  2. For $12 a month+ tax, Spectrum customers get Unlimited talk/text AND 1GB data.Plans are not available at all for non spectrum customers.

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  3. So they're just copying Comcast.

    Nothing to see here.

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    1. Um, yes there is. I am a Spectrum customer so the Comcast deal is not good for me.

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  4. What base network is used ??

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  5. Glad to see it. I would like to have see more plan options and multi-line discount.

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  6. In my point of view charter spectrum is providing better services than comcast.

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  7. I wish they'd offer a middle-tier plan. I don't want unlimited, but I wouldn't mind 10-15GB shared for $50-60.

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  8. $12/gig? We’re moving the wrong way on data prices here, especially if you are also paying for talk and text!

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    1. No extra charge for talk/text, just $12GB data, includes tax. read the add.

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    2. I'm not anon539, but he/she has a point. If Google can charge $10/GB for similarly developed data plans on three networks, why can't Charter?

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    3. Unless I'm reading this wrong, Spectrum's price is $12 for unlimited talk, text, and 1 GB of data. 2 GB plus unlimited talk/text would be $24; 3 GB plus unlimited talk/text would be $36, etc. The $12/GB price quoted is not in addition to whatever price unlimited talk/text is; that is the price for unlimited talk/text and 1 GB of data, with $12/GB if you need more.

      The difference with Project Fi's pricing is that their base cost is $20 for unlimited talk/text before you add data. Then it is $10/GB after that. Unlimited talk/text and 1 GB of data would be $30; unlimited talk/text and 2 GB of data would be $40, and so on.

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    4. Anons at 539 am & 1011 am obviously didn't read the article.

      Talk & text = $0/zero/nada/free + $12/GB = $12/month for unlimited Talk/text/& 1GB data

      Google Project Fi is $20(unlimited talk/text) + $10GB = $30/month

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  9. Any mention if Charter will be allowing BYOD, particularly Android?
    Completely ludicrous Comcast/XM refusing to allow Android BYOD!

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    1. Yeah,very interested only if BYOD .

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  10. runs on the slow and over loaded Verizon network

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    1. Verizon is slow compared to infinity. But actually it's a pretty fast network.

      And of course it's loaded, because it happens to be the best of network and it ends up attracting the most customers due to that.

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    2. Well then I guess VZ should invest in upgrading their services to take care of their customers over CEO and shareholder payouts, even for Post paid customers you run into congestion slow downs.
      The VZ network is slow for a majority of MVNO subscribers because they are last in line when it comes to access. I don't know about Charter, but XM is slow as molasses at peak times and in my case a majority of the time due to deprioritization. $12 a GB use or lose it is over priced for this kind deprioritized network access and lack of BYOD for android.

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