Spectrum bundle prices increase by $US 10 to 35 per month at the end of the 12-month action period. The increase depends on the Spectrum services you bundle – the price of cable TV goes up by 25 $US per month and the price of the phone goes up by 10$US per month. Customers can keep their current phone number or dial a new one. When switching to Charter Telephone, there is no need to purchase additional equipment, as the service works through existing phone lines and is available on every phone jack at home. “By working with Level 3, we can use a full range of proximity voice, TV and E-911 services to accelerate our delivery over the phone and expand into new markets,” said Ted Schremp, senior vice president and general manager of Charter Telephone. “Charter Telephone (TM) customers appreciate the choice, value and quality of our service. We see considerable consumer demand and we are responding to it by accelerating our supply. Our relationship with Level 3 offers advantages in terms of rapid commercialization, which allows us to gain market share faster. Spectrum calculates the same installation fee of $US 49.99 for pure Internet services and bundles as for TV. But if you only get Spectrum Internet, you can save money with the $9.99 self-installation kit. Spectrum Internet is pretty easy on recurring fees. If you have a pure internet plan, you`ll see the plan yourself and a router rental if you opt for Spectrum`s home Wifi service (or you can simply buy your own router). If you add a TV service, you`ll also see these fees, including broadcast TV fees and various federal regulation taxes.
Many providers have a data cap for Internet services, under which they collect an overage fee for additional use. No Spectrum Internet – there is no data limit and no overage fees. Customers can stream, download and play as they please. Spectrum calculates $7.99 per month for each HD box (TV receiver). You can enable the built-in DVR in an hd box with a fee of $4.99 per month or pay a flat fee of $9.99 per month for the DVR service in two or more TV receivers. The charter network also has a backup system in the event of a power outage. Customers also benefit from Charter Telephone`s E911 emergency service, which identifies the actual address for emergency operators. Level 3 (Nasdaq: LVLT) is an international communications and information company. The company operates one of the largest internet backbons in the world and, through its partners, is a leading provider of internet connectivity for millions of subscribers. The company offers a wide range of communication services through its 23,000-mile broadband fiber optic network, including Internet Protocol (IP) services, broadband transport and infrastructure services, colocation services, and patented modem and language services managed by Softswitch.