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Xfinity Mobile Now Accepts BYOD for iPhones

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Back in August 2017, Xfinity Mobile announced that it will be accepting Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) and trade-ins. Although this option was slated to become available in the later part of the year, it took the Verizon MVNO some time to launch. Well, it is for the iPhone market.

Earlier today, a post on Howard Forums broke the news about the Comcast-owned MVNO now accepting select Apple unlocked iPhones. Starting today, interested individuals can bring in their device for in-store activation of a new line. This option is available to new or existing service on iPhone products.

The post on the forum was further confirmed on the company's website. When checking if an iPhone is suitable for BYOD to the service, this will depend on the specific iPhone model and carrier. According to the website, all iPhones starting from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone X are compatible with the network. This, however, will depend on the carrier your phone is from.

If you are interested in checking whether or not your iPhone can be used with the service, you can head to the nearest Xfinity store to have it checked with a specialist. The specialist will make sure everything is working fine with your device before giving the go-signal. If it is, the specialist will be the one to sign you up and activate your phone.

Before you bring your phone to Xfinity Mobile, you should have an unlocked device. An Xfinity Mobile agent can also help determine your device's lock status. You can then choose from one of the data options offered by the MVNO: By the Gig or Unlimited. Xfinity Mobile does not charge any line access fees or activation fees when you bring your device. Plus, your SIM card is complimentary. When you get your bill, you will only be charged of taxes and charges for the data option you selected.

As of this writing, Xfinity Mobile is still working at enabling interested individuals to bring in their Android devices to the network. So this means that this is not yet an option available at this time.

Xfinity Mobile is only available to Comcast fixed broadband customers.


Source: XfinityHowardForums

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  1. Good news. No need to buy an LG X Charge just to get the SIM and account set up. $150 rebate with X Charge now so some people will buy it, unlock for $1.49 and sell it on.

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    1. Can you point to a rebate link please.

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    2. Xfinitymobile.com

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    3. XM sent me the unlock codes for all my X-Charge devices no questions asked?

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  2. I've been using non XM ANdroid devices on their services since this summer.

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  3. You can supposedly join even if you're not a Comcast subscriber for $10 more a month, I'm not sure how and if that includes use of Xfinity hotspots?

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    1. The way an Xfinity salesperson explained it to me, you have to be an Xfinity Broadband customer to get Xfinity Mobile. Once you have Mobile can then cancel the broadband and keep the mobile for $10/month extra.

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    2. Okay thanks Dennis, I wonder when you cancel your still get Xfinity hotspots?

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    3. That would depend on whether you can still look into the account manager. Xfinity hotspot access is based on the MAC address of your WiFi radio. When you buy an Xfinity Mobile phone, they add the MAC address to your account. If you connect your non-XM device to their hotspot and login to the portal it will add that MAC address to your account. You can see the MAC addresses by following the instructions here:

      https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/manage-wifi-devices-my-account

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    4. I don't get it.

      What is the purpose, intent, goal or benefit of subscribing the mobile service, "for $10 more", when Verizon MVNO's and Verizon Prepaid services are available?

      Is there something unique or special about Xfinity hotspot service that makes it so desirable?

      (I am genuinely ignorant and asking a question, not challenging anyone here; I have no ill-will for Comcast.)



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    5. Two issues, not related.
      1. You can keep your plan after cancelling Xfinity broadband home service. Pay $10 vs zero for unlimited TnT.
      2. Plans let you connect to thousands of Xfinity hotspots and use the wifi at no extra cost. Even if you cancel your Xfinity home broadband and pay the $10/mo to keep the mobile service.

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