Cablevision rolls out Freewheel, a cheap Wi-Fi-only mobile service
Ian Paul |
Feb. 9, 2015
Freewheel, Cablevision's Wi-Fi only mobile service, jumped from rumor to fact on Thursday after the company officially announced the service. As expected, Freewheel will set you back $30 a month if you're a non-Cablevision Internet subscriber, and $10 every month if you're a Cablevision Optimum Online customer. Both plans are contract-free. Freewheel is available nationwide, but Cablevision offers far more support for the service in the New York tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut).
We're checking with Cablevision, but at first glance there doesn't seem to be a way to join the two numbers. Perhaps Google Voice would work as a unifier, but we can't say for sure before testing it out.
Nevertheless, if you're already a Cablevision subscriber looking to save some money on your cell bill, Freewheel could work — especially backed up by a SIM. Non-Cablevision customers, however, should really look elsewhere to find better deals at or around the same price that include wireless network access.