AT&t is in talks with Charter Communications for $20 million in wireless services, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The transaction, expected to close in the fourth quarter, would give AT&ts customers in the United States a “comprehensive package of Internet and TV services,” according to the newspaper.
The deal would bring AT&tt’s wireless service offerings to a total of more than 200 markets in the US, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore and Philadelphia, among others.
AT&tz customers in these markets would get free voice and text messaging and other services for up to 30 days, as well as free streaming of AT&tv content on a variety of devices including iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Roku, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and more.
Charter has agreed to pay AT> $6.2 billion for the services, but the details of the transaction have not been disclosed.
Charter’s $60 million payment would be divided among AT&tm 1,000 Charter Wireless Service Providers across the country, including the three largest carriers in the country in the form of Charter, T-Mobile and Sprint.
In total, the $20-million deal would include Charter’s wireless business in the U.S. The companies plan to enter into a second wireless service agreement in the coming years, the Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
Charter is currently the second-largest wireless carrier in the world, after AT&tl.
It offers its customers the choice of 2G, 3G and 4G wireless service plans.
AT &ts wireless services are also available in Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, the Caribbean and Taiwan.