Spectrum Mobile is a wireless carrier available to those who are subscribed to Spectrum’s home internet service. Their phone plans are only offered in regions with Spectrum Internet. If you are a Spectrum Internet subscriber, Spectrum Mobile is a plan to consider.
It is competitively priced, though it does not have all the bells and whistles, like perks and add-ons, of the big three — AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon — cell phone carriers.
If you are planning on using the service, you must have a compatible device, meaning a device that works on their network.
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What Plans Does Spectrum Offer?
Spectrum offers two main types of phone plans, including Unlimited and By the Gig.
Unlimited plans come with unlimited talk, text, and data, with speeds being reduced after 20GB of usage per line. Check out our navigator to find out more about Spectrum Mobile’s Unlimited Plans.
By the Gig
With By the Gig plans, customers only pay for a certain amount of data that can be shared between up to 10 lines. There is also an option to switch to an unlimited plan, at any point, for more data.
Whatever the plan, if you are considering Spectrum Mobile, you are going to need a cell phone that is compatible with the service. Read on to see your options.
What Spectrum Mobile Devices Are Available?
Spectrum Mobile sells new Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Google, and Orbic phones. These devices range from an awesomely-simple flip phone model right out of 2002 to the most up-to-date smartphones. If you're curious about finding the best phone deals on the market, our widget below searches thousands of deals on top devices for you in seconds.
Spectrum Mobile supports Apple iPhones, including the latest, the iPhone 14. The iPhone 14 has a host of new features, including satellite service, letting you make emergency calls from anywhere, better cameras that allow for clear photos in lower lighting, power saving features so the phone battery lasts longer, software that detects if the phone has been in a car accident, and will call emergency services automatically, and the best internal chip to date.
If you do not want to pay for an iPhone 14, Spectrum Mobile also offers older models.
Here are the new Apple products available from Spectrum Mobile’s store:
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 12
- iPhone SE
Spectrum Mobile also sells Samsung Smartphones, including the new Galaxy S23, their flagship smartphone. This model has impressive cameras, battery life, and performance, with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform running with almost no lags or glitches.
There are a variety of Galaxy S23 models to choose from at Spectrum Mobile’s store, and some older models too.
Here are the new Samsung products for sale by Spectrum Mobile:
- Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Galaxy S23
- Galaxy S23+
- Galaxy Z Flip4
- Galaxy Z Fold4
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22+
- Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
- Galaxy A53 5G
- Galaxy A13 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Spectrum Mobile is currently offering $600 off the new Samsung Galaxy S23 Series smartphone, plus the value of a trade-in. Spectrum Internet is required for this deal.
Spectrum Mobile also sells Google smartphones. The Pixel 7, the newest model, comes with a free Google VPN (Virtual Private Network), the Tensor G2 chip, which has improved performance and machine learning, AI, imaging, voice typing, new camera features, and more.
Spectrum Mobile sells the following Pixel models:
- Pixel 7 Pro
- Pixel 7
- Pixel 6a
Right now, you can get the Pixel 7 Pro for under $12 a month with instant savings and no trade-in required. Be sure to check us out at Navi to keep up to date with the newest smartphone models.
Motorola products are also sold by Spectrum Mobile, including the new Motorola Edge+, which features an industry-standout Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 gen 1 processor, tripe High Res cameras, Dolby Atmos sound, and more features.
Spectrum Mobile offers the following models:
- Motorola Edge+
- Moto G 5G
- Moto g pure
- Motorola Edge (2022)
- moto g play (2023)
- moto g stylus 5G (2022)
Finally, Spectrum sells the ORBIC Journey V.
This is a flip phone, with basic functions, for those looking for something a little more old school. It is not of the past, though, and has HD quality calls, fast texting, and a long-lasting battery.
If combing through this list, analyzing statistics such as battery life, performance, camera quality, and more sounds exhausting, let us do it for you! Use our find a phone feature to discover the smartphone that best suits your needs.
What Is Spectrum Mobile Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)?
Many of us are attached to our smartphones, having made the perfect home screen with the perfect apps, and bought the perfect case and screen protector. If you have chosen to switch to Spectrum Mobile and have a smartphone near and dear to your heart, you do not need to give up your trusty device. In fact, you will save money by bringing your own.
With Spectrum Mobile’s BYOD feature, you can bring in a compatible device and receive a free sim card. There are no new equipment payments, meaning you save money by not having to purchase a new phone, and you can keep your current phone number, saving you the hassle of needing to remember a new one.
Your device must operate with the most up-to-date software, though. Spectrum Mobile currently supports Apple, Samsung, and Google phones. If you have purchased an LG phone from Spectrum Mobile in the past, that is compatible too.
Every Spectrum Mobile plan allows you to bring your own device.
How Does BYOD Work?
Here’s how BYOD works:
- Check your device’s compatibility by inputting your device ID, or International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI), into this website. To find your device’s IMEI, select “Settings,” “General,” and “About,” then scroll down to the IMEI, ESN, or MEID ID. If your device is any of the devices listed above, you probably don’t need to perform this step.
- Devices need to be unlocked before they are activated; this means you need to contact your current wireless provider to unlock your device from their network. Your device must be paid off. Then, make sure you have the newest software update on your device.
- Back up your device on a computer, just in case.
- Now you have two choices: Select a SIM Card Kit on the Spectrum website and put it in your cart, or select eSim activation, which means, with certain devices that are eSIM-enabled, you can instantly activate a Spectrum Mobile line. If this sounds confusing, you can also visit a Spectrum Mobile store for help.
- Finally, you need to activate your account, transfer your phone number, and, if need be, install the sim card.
If you have decided to make Spectrum Mobile your cell phone plan, you have a host of phone options to choose from, including bringing your own (compatible) device and buying a new model.
Smartphones are practically essential in 2023. Whether talking to friends and family, sending and receiving emails, applying for jobs, listening to music, or grocery shopping, it seems that life is becoming more and more intertwined with our smartphones. That is why choosing the right one is more important than ever.