In the 3rd quarter of 2021, Altice USA announced that it planned to launch an internet plus wireless plan savings bundle designed to tackle similar offerings from Verizon and others. Altice's CEO Dexter Goei said “we’ll have something to show the market in the first quarter of next year.” Now that we're in that first quarter, Altice is actively marketing bundle offers through its Optimum Mobile website. Customers that bundle a phone plan from Optimum Mobile with internet can save up to $30/month. Let's take a closer look at how it all works by first examining Optimum Mobile's phone plans followed by Optimum's internet plan options.
Optimum Mobile Phone Plans
Optimum Mobile offers three phone plans. They are:
- $19/month per line - 1GB high-speed data
- $32/month per line - 3GB high-speed data
- $60/month per line - 20GB high-speed data
The plans include unlimited talk and text and are only available to Optimum/Suddenlink internet/cable customers. Data is unlimited on all plans but gets reduced to 2G data speeds once the high-speed allotment is surpassed during a billing cycle. Hotspot usage is allowed but limited to 600Kbps. Video streaming is at 480p. Taxes and fees cost extra and there is a $20 activation fee. Up to 5 mix and match lines are allowed in an account, but there are no multi-line discounts. Optimum Mobile is powered by the T-Mobile network.
Optimum/SuddenLink Internet Plans
Optimum and Suddenlink both advertise 4-main internet plans on their websites with the following pricing:
- $19.99/mo - 100Mbps
- $29.99/mo - 300Mbps, includes 3-months HBO Max
- $39.99/mo - 500Mbps, includes 6-months HBO Max
- $49.99/mo - 1Gbps, includes 1 year of HBO Max
Availability of each plan varies by market. All plans also include a $200 Visa Prepaid card.
How Optimum Mobile Plus Internet Bundle Plans Are Priced
Customers who also subscribe to an Optimum or Suddenlink internet plan receive additional savings. Savings are available on both internet and mobile phone plans. Here's how the savings work:
Bundle Savings Options
The following table shows the bundled discount savings available with each internet and single line phone plan combination. The pricing shown in the table is the bundled savings discount, not the total cost of the plan plus internet.
The following table shows the total pricing of what each bundle will cost you per month. Taxes and equipment fees etc are extra.
While Optimum Mobile's phone plans themsevles don't look particularly cheap, the savings bundles do make them a much better deal for those in a market serviced by Optimum. Optimum Mobile is an MVNO with 181k subscribers as of the third quarter of 2021.