Astound Broadband is expanding its mobile offering, dubbed Astound Mobile, to about four million customers in 12 states the company currently serves. The offering uses an MVNO agreement with T-Mobile.
This month, the Astound Mobile will become available to the company’s subscribers in the New York City metro area, the Lehigh Valley and Luzerne and Delaware counties, PA; Chicago; Evansville IN and surrounding markets; Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding markets; Austin, San Antonio, San Marcos, Houston, Dallas and Brownwood, TX and in California, Oregon, and Washington markets.
In June, Astound said that the first markets for the mobile service would be in Massachusetts and Corpus Christi, Midland-Odessa, Temple, and Waco, Texas.
The company plans to announce Astound Mobile Business later this year.
“Astound’s ongoing journey into the wireless market comes at a time when it is more critical than ever for our customers to have fast, reliable, and high-value broadband and mobile services,” Astound CEO Jim Holanda said in a press release. “Through our relationship with T-Mobile, we are continuing to bring exceptional choice, value, and competitive, award-winning services that customers need to stay connected.”
Astound Mobile offers two “pay by the gig” plans, two unlimited talk and text plans. According to the company, this enables customers to “only pay for the data they need.”
The T-Mobile-Astound partnership and the plans for making the service available to the four million homes were confirmed in May. At the time, Astound said that a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform from Reach would be utilized. It would provide a back office portal and a portfolio of broadband connectivity options in addition to mobile functionality.
Reach also is used by National Content & Technology Cooperative. NCTC offers its members billing, service provisioning, customer self-service and agent interfaces.
Astound, which claims to be the sixth largest cable company in the country, is comprised of properties formerly owned by RCN, Grande Communications, Wave Broadband and enTouch Systems.