Charter launching Spectrum cellphone service in Nebraska

September 4, 2018

You can now get wireless phone service from your TV and internet provider.

Charter Communications on Tuesday announced the launch of Spectrum Mobile, a wireless phone service available to customers who sign up for the company’s internet service.

The company said it launched the service earlier this summer in limited areas, but Tuesday was the first day it was available to all Charter markets, including Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

Spectrum Mobile offers both an unlimited data plan for $45 a month per line before taxes and fees or a “pay-by-the-gig” plan that offers 1 gigabyte of data for $14 a month. Customers are able to switch back and forth between the plans.

Spectrum’s mobile service uses Verizon Wireless’s 4G LTE network and a nationwide network of Spectrum wireless internet hot spots, a company spokesman said. Whenever a hot spot is available, the mobile device will automatically connect to it.

Spectrum Mobile currently requires customers to purchase a new device for the service, and available devices include the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy. Charter plans to expand its device options and offer customers the ability to bring their own devices later this year.

Charter is not the first cable company to offer wireless phone service. Comcast debuted its Xfinity Wireless service last year.

For more information on Spectrum Mobile, go to: mobile.spectrum.com

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