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Comcast's Xfinity Mobile Service is Now Available Throughout the US

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Back in April, Comcast announced a new service called Xfinity Mobile. In its announcement, the company revealed that this new service would be a competitor to the likes of Google Project Fi, US Cellular, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Shortly after the announcement, the service was available in select markets for a soft launch. Starting today, the new wireless network offered by Comcast is finally available to all users throughout the United States.

Xfinity Mobile automatically switches connection between Verizon's 4G LTE network and one of the 18 million Wi-Fi Hotspots offered by Comcast. Because of this automatic shift, users can enjoy continuous connection as compared to other competitors who have limited data usage.

If you're currently an Xfinity subscriber, you just need to visit the company's new mobile website so you can get started with the service. After that, you can get a monthly data package plan for $45 per month per line, which already comes with unlimited talk, text, and data usage. Up to five lines can be added under this plan.

Another option is to get the $12 per GB a month a la carte plan where you only get charged for data you actually used. You'll get 100MB of shared data across your lines, initially. In a way, this can be compared with the structure of Project Fi. But instead of getting credit for unused data, Xfinity charges another $12 when you exceed the mark. If you're likely to go over 3GB per month, it may be better to opt for the unlimited option since it can come out cheaper.

If you are interested in signing up with Xfinity Mobile's service, you can use it with the following devices:

  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • LG X Power
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
You may opt to get one of these devices on a 24-month installment plan if you don't want to buy a device up front. 

For more information about Xfinity Mobile, visit their website


Source: DigitalTrends


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  1. just 100MB in 2017/2018?

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    1. 100MB for free off-the-bat in 2017/2018 is actually quite good as is the $12/GB to add on, I think.

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  2. So no byod. I was actually looking into it.. but when I saw I had to buy a phone.. I changed my mind...

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    1. BYOP is rumoured to be coming next month.

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  3. I don't support Xfinity so good bye.

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  4. Do you have access to Xfinity hotspots on networks that usually ask for a password?

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    1. By default, every Xfinity personal hotspot as two SSIDs. There's the user's own personal SSID named xfinity that is secured by a key chosen by the user and an open public SSID called xfinitywifi. Anyone can connect to the public xfinitywifi SSID which displays a page that Xfinity customers can login to using their Xfinity id and password and non-Xfinity customers can purchase access. The connection is encrypted after the user logs in, The Xfinity phone knows your Xfinity ID and password so it should be able to automatically log in to any Xfinity hotspots xfinitywifi SSID.

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  5. I had bought the 7 plus on unlimited and I love it , 20gb high speed doesn't slow down, live in north Indiana/ south Michigan. Got 97mbps down / 40 up

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    1. Thanks Dennis for the Xfinity info.
      Zach

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  6. So you have to leave wifi on 24/7?
    That'll drain the battery 20% faster (just my observations over the years).

    Are people really going to notice these "18 million wifi hotspots" outside of large cities?

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    1. Given that Comcast is America's largest home ISP and has operations is 40 states, I'd say it's very likely people will notice.

      Don't know how accurate it is, but you can also check Comcast's coverage on Sensorly.

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    2. I look forward to the added competition from Comcast.

      I've had cable since the late 1960s.... well until cord-cutting last year. I never had Comcast, so to me it was always some remote thing. I look forward to them expanding their presence.

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    3. Actually, as of 2014 according to this map, the areas covered by Comcast (shown in red on the map) were extremely small, and they achieve "operations in 40 states" by having an extremely tiny presence in many/most of them. Did Comcast have a huge expansion since then?

      I had no idea Comcast was such a small regional player until I found this map. Again, is there a 2017 map that shows a huge difference now?

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  7. What percentage of the time can we be on the VW service and still be elligable?

    And must I be an xfinity wifi customer to be elligable for this, or I can have this stand alone account?

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    1. You need to have at least one other Xfinity service to be able to purchase Xfinity Mobile. If you aren't subscribed to Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Mobile cost $10/month extra.

      There's no requirement to use WiFi, you can use the cellular network 100% of the time.

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  8. was your speedtest on xfinity wifi or verizon? You should clarify that.

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  9. I'm ready to switch as soon as they offer BYOD. My free year on Sprint sucks. I wish there was a mid-tier plan that had like 10gb shared.

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    1. With free Sprint, you get what you pay for.

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    2. With paid Sprint, you get something that should have been free.

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  10. How much Verizon data can I use before I get de-prioitized? If it actually unlimited, I would sign up for this. If it is de-prioritized in any way, better options exist.

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  11. I was confused when I saw Comcast in the title, but "instead of getting credit for unused data, Xfinity charges another $12 when you exceed the mark" assuaged me that this is legit.

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  12. Xfinity Mobile is primarily for Xfinity home internet customers. It would probably be more popular if they offered a free phone to their customers.

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  13. Anyone know how multiple lines work? Realize you can share data with the $12 plan. Can I have 3 low use lines under the $12 plan and 2 on the unlimited $45/line plan? Also can 1 purchase the cheap LG phone and move the sim card to an unlocked phone?

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    1. If I'm not mistaken, the answer is yes to everything (with a caveat or two on the last one).

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  14. The only thing worse than dealing with cell companies is dealing with cable companies.

    I'd pass on this forever.

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  15. Unlimited talk and text for 0 dollars on up to 5 lines.. Or

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  16. The hidden charm of this plan is that if you just use it for calls and SMS there is no charge, except for taxes and fees. I have a good T-mobile plan, and my phone is a Nexus 6P. I carry around the (virtually) free Xfinity SIM in case I am in an area that does not have reception on T-mobile.

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    1. So, the Xfinity SIM will work in devices other than those listed? Have you tried the sim in any devices other than the 6P?

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  17. Your [virtually] free xfinity sim works in your 6P? Where did you get the sim card?

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  18. $200 off phones bought thought Xfinity thru 9/13. EG. iPhone 6S Plus for $350. IPhone 7 Plus for $570.

    Each portion of 1GB above 100mb costs $12, per TOC. Their example is that you are charged for 2GB whether you use 1.1 or 1.9GB. So if you use 101MB in a month, you pay $12.

    You pay taxes and fees on each line.

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  19. I am astonished that Comcast wants my social security number to identify myself before I can order a mobile phone plan. I already have had a Comcast account for twenty years, so why is this necessary?

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