According to the announcement made by Comcast, they intend to host an event that will discuss information from its mobile plans that use an existing MVNO agreement. With tomorrow's event, people will finally know more beyond the limited information Comcast has been teasing for the past two years.
The announcement for the service comes in perfect time as it is scheduled to launch in the middle part of the year. Unlike most mobile network services these days, this service will operate primarily on WiFi. But whenever necessary, it will lean on the support of Verizon Wireless' network.
Comcast has not yet disclosed any information on pricing details of the service. However, the executives have high hopes that their customers will enjoy their bundled additional services as a way of saving money. Especially now that there is a rise in usage of connected devices, the MVNO is looking at ways this can be better enjoyed by their customers without getting affected by usage caps and overage fees.
As for the voice service, the network will rely mostly on the cable giant's current footprint of around 15 million hotspots. A number of these hotspots can be found in the homes of consumers. Because of this, firmware updates in the last few years have converted residential properties into public WiFi access points.
Despite this, not too many people are excited about another MVNO. Specifically, they are not too pleased with this MVNO since Comcast has had a rep of poor customer service.
Earlier this year, T-Mobile CEO John Legere made a prediction that Comcast's MVNO would experience quite of a struggle in gaining traction; just as many other MVNOs before it. Legere's prediction says that this struggle will result to the cable giant plunging into directly offering real connectivity for cellular wireless services. Legere even joked that the merger between Comcast and Verizon would produce "the ultimate evil corporation of all time," once the legacy businesses of these two mega-corporations would erode.
But then again, there are rumors that Comcast's plan B is to buy T-Mobile. Right now, the future doesn't indicate who gets the last laugh.