A Closer Look at Spectrum Plans and Pricing
Spectrum Unlimited for All-Around Use
Spectrum’s unlimited plan is a great option for all-around use. Starting at $29.99 per month, it’s affordable compared to many other popular unlimited plans.
What you see is what you get with Spectrum’s pricing. There are no senior discounts or deals, but you don’t have to worry about any hidden fees or taxes either. All of it is included in the price you see above. It’s also important to note that this specific plan is prepaid, so you have to pay first to gain access to mobile service.
Spectrum Unlimited is a solid all-around plan for seniors who are actively texting, calling, and using the Internet on their phones. Because Spectrum has partnered with Verizon for its mobile coverage, you get speeds nearly as fast as Verizon’s. But Spectrum is a mobile virtual network provider, meaning it doesn’t provide its own service, so you may experience slower Internet speeds during peak phone-usage times.
Other features and perks you get with Spectrum Unlimited include:
- Up to 5 GB of mobile hotspot at high speeds, and then reduced rates after that.
- Connect to any of Spectrum’s free Wi-Fi points across the country and enjoy unlimited Wi-Fi on the go.
- 2,000 free minutes to Mexico and Canada.
- Unlimited free international texts when texting from the U.S.
- 20 GB of premium data, after which you may experience slow-downs in your data speed.
Spectrum Unlimited Plus for Better Streaming
Spectrum Unlimited Plus has everything you love about the unlimited plan with some extra perks for streaming videos and surfing the web, starting at $39.99 per month.
For only $10 more per line, you get everything that comes with Spectrum Unlimited and all the added features of the Plus plan. It’s still significantly cheaper than Spectrum’s leading competitors, which makes its most expensive plan great for seniors looking for an affordable option.
Spectrum Unlimited Plus is all about streaming, video quality, and extra-high-speed data for seniors who enjoy surfing the web or watching videos on their phones. Whether you’re watching videos with your grandkids or catching up on your latest show from the comfort of your phone, Unlimited Plus is the way to go if you stream regularly. It’s also a great plan if you use a lot of data-heavy applications on your phone.
With Unlimited Plus, you get:
- All the perks and benefits that come with Spectrum Unlimited.
- HD streaming for the best-quality videos.
- 30 GB of premium data for extra usage.
Did You Know: Most streaming services offer mobile apps through the Apple and Google app stores. That means you can stream your favorite Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other streaming video services directly from your phone!
By the Gig Monthly Data Plan
Spectrum’s By the Gig plan is the cheapest and most flexible Spectrum mobile plan. It is slightly more expensive than its competitors’ by-the-gig options, including Verizon and AT&T, but it’s still a budget-friendly option for older Americans looking to lower costs.
The By the Gig plan is a good choice for older Americans who want access to the Internet but don’t think they will use much data. Streaming, videos, and apps use up the most data, so this is probably the best option if you don’t think you need those kinds of services. Just know that your speeds will be reduced if you use more than 5 GB of data per month on this plan.
Spectrum’s By the Gig plan comes with all the perks and benefits of the Unlimited plan, including:
- Shareable data for up to 10 lines.
- Pay only for the data you use, 1 GB at a time.
- Flexibility to switch to Unlimited at any time for more data.