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Comcast's Xfinity Mobile Will Soon Accept BYOD and Device Trade-Ins

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On its quest to improve its Xfinity Mobile MVNO service, Comcast has assigned a dedicated team to ensure this possibility. One way they are making this possible is through a device trade-in program and a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) option they are set to launch later this year.

According to Comcast VP of product management, Randall Hounsell, the dedicated team is currently focusing on the BYOD aspect of the business. Hounsell related to FierceWireless that they are positive some sort of BYOD setup will be launched by the MVNO before the year ends. The Comcast executive promises that when it's ready, the process will run smoothly so that it will bring a very clean and simple experience to users who wish to use this option.

Since BYOD and device trade-ins are two features many are requesting for, the MVNO is excited to offer this to its customers. But when asked when users can expect Xfinity Mobile to offer BYOD or device trade-in options, the executive declined to comment. He did, however, assert that these are options they are currently focusing on.

Apart from focusing on BYOD and device trade-ins, Hounsell shared that Comcast intends to keep its $45 unlimited wireless option to all its customers and not just to the ones who subscribe to its "best" X1 video offers. But while the $45 unlimited plan is available indefinitely, Hounsell shared that its best X1 customers will be getting a better price by next year.

It's interesting to see Comcast's plans for Xfinity Mobile take place. And since they are hopeful about their products and services, it could only mean they have a lot lined up for their customers. Hopefully, we'll learn more about these plans in the near future.


Source: FierceWireless

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  1. Excited WirelesserAugust 29, 2017 at 8:22 PM

    But we still need to be Comcast customers to be elligable for the cellular plan, correct?

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    1. No I think that is incorrect. But if you are not a Comcast customer, you have to pay $10 per line in addition to the data plan you choose.

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    2. You have to be a Comcast Internet customer to use Xfinity Wireless. You can't even buy a phone on the Xfinity Wireless website unless you are.

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    3. If I'm not mistaken, you have to be a Comcast Internet customer to sign up. After that if at a later date you cancel Comcast Internet then you have the option of paying $10/month to continue getting Xfinity Mobile.

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  2. Does anybody proof read these articles??

    Steve

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    1. Have you proofread your sentence?

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  3. When you have excess capacity, you have to sell. In the market there are many sellers. Some sellers will be desperate, if not out to trap customers. This has just played out for us to see. Let us wait little more what's to unfold.

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  4. Does Xfinity mobile offer VoLTE and HDVoice?

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    1. Yes. The exception is the LG X Power but Xfinity no longer offers/sells it.

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  5. Correction- You DO NOT have to be a Comcast customer to sign up for mobile service. Anyone can walk in and sign up, but you WILL PAY MORE. Unlimited for Comcast customers is $45/mo, while unlimited for everyday customers is $65/mo.

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    1. Excited WirelesserAugust 30, 2017 at 4:42 PM

      And these have taxes and fees included and speeds are at 8 or 5 or 3 or unthrottled mbps?

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    2. Xfinity Mobile speeds are not throttled, taxes and fees are extra.

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  6. Their site is hammered. Is LG X $1 phone available in comcast store for immediate pickup? Yellow pages only has comcast store phone numbers as 1-800 ones.. no local store phone numbers. Also, do they accept trade in in store? Any idea about values?

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    1. Xfinity stores haven't taken phone calls in years. Even if you call the store's old local number you just get routed to the 800 number. I doubt that Xfinity stores ever had the $1 phone. The Xfinity Mobile website hasn't been working right for a few days now. Xfinity's main customer service channels can't help with anything related to Xfinity Mobile which is odd. Your best bet is to call the Xfinity Mobile number.

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  7. "Hounsell shared that its best X1 customers will be getting a better price by next year"

    No doubt offset by a price increase on X1 service.

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  8. Even as a Comcast customer, I still wouldn't want my national mobile service tethered to a local fiefdom.

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  9. Xfinity mobile support states: "With XFINITY Mobile’s Unlimited data option....If you exceed 20 GB, your browsing speeds will be reduced to a maximum of 1.5 Mbps download / 750 Kbps upload". Which carriers / MVNOs have higher maximum speeds on unlimited plans after usage exceeds the fast LTE allotment?

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    1. Other carriers unlimited data plans are subject to de-prioritization when the network is congested after 22 to 32 GB rather than being throttled, so speeds can be much faster than 1.5 mbps.

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