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Comcast Quietly Partners With Apple for Xfinity Mobile Launch

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Comcast is in the midst of launching a new wireless service under its Xfinity Mobile brand. As part of its launch, cable and internet provider has silently partnered with Apple.

Earlier today, FierceWireless reported that the name of the company has been added to the publicly available code listing for the iPhone's carrier bundles. This list is being used by iTunes and iPhones to identify whether or not a service provider supports a SIM card that Apple has made an agreement with.

Upon looking at the carrier bundles available for the iPhone, you'd find the "Verizon_Comcast_LTE_US" on the list. It also mentions the "Xfinity Mobile" service. This code has been updated and is related on Apple's recent iOS release. The publication was then able to confirm this from two different sources who had expert knowledge on the matter.

It's really no secret that Comcast has plans of entering the wireless mobile industry. With today's update, it looks like Comcast is putting the final touches on the service before it makes the announcement in the next coming months.


Source: FierceWireless

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  1. tracfone will be thrilled to no longer have the worst MVNO customer service

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    1. LOL!! Spot-on

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    2. I dunno... TF has set the bar mighty Low

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    3. Then reality will set in, and TF will reallize they're still the worst.

      Nobody can knock them out of the top spot without running an even worse system and completely foregoing customer service altogether.

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  2. Great timing Comcast, now that you are just about cleared to sell customers' data to the highest bidding advertisers. Go get you some of that lobbying money back.

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    1. What your are referring to is a regulation that's 4 months old. Five months ago they were allowed to do the same thing that they are going to be able to do now.

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  3. "What your are referring to is a regulation that's 4 months old.... a statement which has absolutely no relevance in the discussion of the merits of allowing ISP's to sell your personal information the highest bidder.

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    1. I believe what the other poster is trying to say is...Four months ago(closer five months) the FCC adopted a regulation prohibiting ISPs from selling your data. Up until that point, they were allowed to sell it. There was only a 4-5 month period in which ISPs couldn't sell it. If you had the internet before 5 months ago, your info is already sold.

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    2. No, not true. The reg has not gone into effect. So only Google and Facebook has sold your private data so far. You should be very relieved to hear this.

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    3. According to many different sources, The Consumerist had a good article on this when it happened, there were no protections against this before last year. Your are also correct in that the protections only covered ISPs. If you used a browser like chrome or something, they were free to sell your info.

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  4. When they will shut down?

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  5. Running on the Verizon network ? I thought that they were a potential buyer of Sprint.

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    1. Those are two separate items on the list and are not related.

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  6. Xfinity Mobile is already operational. Comcast employees are using it. They even have a customer care number for them. You can read the details in the original Fierce Wireless article.

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  7. So I guess a sim with unlimited talk and text will replace home phone service for their Xfinity Triple Play.

    Problem is, most people already had that for years.

    Unless they compete on data prices, Xfinity Mobile will be a complete non-starter in the competitive segment of the market.

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  8. we need site to unlock it

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