For more than 32 million people nationwide, Spectrum by Charter Communications has become a one-stop shop. After branding itself as a reliable, high-speed internet carrier and TV cable operator, Spectrum became the jack of all trades in June 2018 by adding Spectrum’s Mobile service to its portfolio.
Today, their mobile service is available to all Spectrum internet subscribers for as low as $29.99 per month. Spectrum customers can even purchase a Spectrum-compatible mobile phone in easy-to-pay monthly installments.
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If you have recently subscribed to Spectrum’s mobile service, this step-by-step Spectrum mobile activation guide will help you set up your mobile phone and SIM card.
Spectrum Mobile Activation Process
Just bought your new phone with Spectrum? Here is how you can successfully complete the activation process at home.
Download & Install
Download and install the My Spectrum App on your old mobile phone.
Create My Spectrum Account
Create your Spectrum account on the My Spectrum app. To create your online account, you will need your Spectrum account number and 4-digit security code, both of which can be found on your Spectrum internet bill. You can register for your mobile account either by entering your mobile phone number or your email address.
Back up all the data on your old phone. Later you can transfer it to your new phone.
Switch Off New Phone
Make sure your new phone is switched off.
Insert the Spectrum SIM card into your new mobile.
Use a different device or personal computer with an internet connection to go to SpectrumMobile.com/Activate and sign in using the username and password that you had created earlier on your My Spectrum app.
Agree to Terms & Conditions
After signing in, you may receive notifications on your Activation Dashboard to agree to certain terms and conditions. Click on ‘I Agree’ and keep following the instructions to submit your Spectrum mobile activation request.
Fill in the Activation Request Form
If you are transferring your old number from another phone carrier to Spectrum, you will need to enter your old account details. You will need to mention the prior carrier’s name, account number, and the security PIN associated with that account. You will also need the transfer PIN issued to you by your previous phone carrier. Fill in the request form to activate your mobile and click on ‘submit.’
After successful activation, you will see a notification on your screen that says ‘Activation Complete’. Switch on your new mobile phone. Connect it to a secure Wi-Fi connection and allow the device to set up by syncing/transferring data from your old phone. You should also receive an email on your registered email account to notify you that your activation is complete.
You can test your device by making calls, sending text messages, or switching on cellular data to check whether your Spectrum SIM card has been properly activated on your new phone.
Note: If you have any queries or hit a speed bump during your activation process, you can Call 1-877-410-3834 Now!
Spectrum Mobile Activation Fee
All new customers are required to pay a one-time activation fee of $10 per line. Every subsequent number that is added to your Spectrum account will be charged an additional $10 for activation.
It is to be noted that the Spectrum Mobile activation fee is non-refundable even if you decide to return the mobile phone within 10 days of purchase.
How Long Does Spectrum Mobile Activation Take?
Under normal circumstances, the Spectrum mobile activation doesn’t take more than 5 minutes. However, depending on the non-availability of the required information (Spectrum account number and PIN, or the account details from your previous phone carrier), the speed of your internet connection, and the response time of your devices, the activation process could take several minutes or even a day if you need technical staff’s assistance for troubleshooting.
Spectrum uses Verizon’s vast 4G and 5G LTE phone network to deliver reliable phone coverage to its millions of subscribers. For just $29.99 per month, you get unlimited calls, texts, and data on your mobile phone. The company’s commitment to customer service excellence is evident in its simple mobile activation process that can be completed within 5 minutes.
We hope that with the instructions given in this step-by-step Spectrum mobile activation guide, you will now be on your way to experiencing the joy of unlimited connectivity.