Triangle wireless customers now have another choice when it comes to a service provider – Spectrum Mobile.

One of the nation’s largest cable providers, Charter on Tuesday officially launched Spectrum Mobile across the region following a limited roll-out earlier this year.

However, the service is available only to Spectrum Internet customers.

Spectrum advertises offering access to “America’s largest, most reliable LTE cellular network.” It does so as a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO. The company utilizes wireless spectrum from Verizon.

Spectrum Mobile also includes WiFi access through Spectrum “hot spots” across the country. By accessing WiFi rather than cellular for data use, customers “can do what you love on your phone without adding to your 4G LTE data usage,” Spectrum Mobile notes at its website.

“Where Wifi is unavailable, coverage is provided by Verizon, through Spectrum’s mobile virtual network operator agreement with Verizon,” a Spectrum spokesperson told WRAL TechWire.

Spectrum has its own stores, offers phone and online support, and makes a wide variety of mobile devices available to customers for purchase or lease.

Unlimited data plans are available for $45 a month. Spectrum also offers what it calls “by the gig” for $14 a month.

“Spectrum Mobile gives customers the freedom to use their favorite devices the way they want, saving them hundreds of dollars annually off their mobile bill, all while reaping the benefits of Charter’s superior, value rich network and services,” said Danny Bowman, chief mobile officer for Charter, in a statement.

Citing a recent study, Business Insider reported recently that consumers are becoming more “open to wireless contracts from cable providers.”

“In an April 2018 study from Barclay, 40% of respondents said they’d consider switching their wireless service from their mobile carriers to their cable providers,” the news site reported in July.

More information is available online at the Spectrum Mobile website.