Altice extends MVNO deal with T-Mobile

Last month, Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei hinted that a new deal was in the works, and today the company announced that it has indeed expanded an MVNO agreement with T-Mobile.

Altice said it reached a multi-year MVNO agreement in which T-Mobile will continue to serve as the nationwide network for Altice USA’s Optimum Mobile service. Terms were not disclosed.

Altice previously used Sprint’s network until it merged with T-Mobile in April 2020.

“As we continue to grow and evolve our Optimum Mobile service, we are pleased to reach a new agreement with T-Mobile that ensures our mobile customers will continue to benefit from T-Mobile’s nationwide network,” said Matt Marino, EVP of Consumer Services for Altice USA, in a statement.

"In addition to access to America’s largest 5G network, the agreement enables Optimum Mobile to provide more flexibility and value to our customers and, when coupled with our Optimum and Suddenlink broadband service, deliver a 360-degree seamless connectivity experience at home and on the go,” he added. 

Optimum Mobile offers three data plans – 1 GB, 3 GB and Unlimited GB – all with unlimited talk and text. According to Altice, the plans are offered with pricing that enables customers to save up to 40% on their wireless bill, especially when they pair Optimum Mobile with Altice USA’s Optimum or Suddenlink broadband service.

The company has said it intends to be more aggressive in the mobile space in the coming months.

Substantially all of Altice’s customers had already been migrated to T-Mobile’s network as of the first quarter of 2021.

As of the fourth quarter of 2021, Optimum Mobile had a total of 186,000 lines, which represents 4% penetration of Altice’s residential customer base.