Back in April, Comcast threw their hat on the MVNO wireless market announcing Xfinity mobile, their version of wireless service that takes advantage of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, as well as their own nationwide Wi-Fi hotspot network. They told us at the time that the service would launch later in the year, but it is already available to Comcast Internet subscribers.
They actually quietly launched it last week, but you know we were a little busy with Google I / O and we weren’t able to share. We’re surprised to see them make a launch for Comcast’s internet subscribers, because we initially thought Comcast would push Xfinity Mobile first to their highest paid customers (you know, triple play suckers). At the moment, anyone who pays for Internet Comcast seems to be able to sign up.
Now, before you close all of that tab and move on with your day, you should consider the offer here. In its first announcement, Comcast said its premium level Xfinity X1 customers would be able to pay only $ 45 per month for unlimited data per line. This is essentially the best price you’ll find for unlimited data usage on Verizon’s network anywhere. However, for a limited time, Xfinity Mobile is available to Internet customers for the same price of $ 45.
So if you are a Comcast Internet customer, you can sign up now through July 31st and choose between “On the fly” or unlimited plans. With By the Gig, you only pay $ 12 per GB of data – there are no other hidden line charges or anything weird from what we can tell. If you want unlimited, Comcast offers the limited time price of $ 45. That’s unlimited data on Verizon’s network that is only limited after you’ve eclipsed the 20GB mark. Again, $ 45 is the price you pay – there are no other fees. line access. You also get unlimited calls and texts.
There is only one catch, however, from what I can tell. You cannot bring your own phone. To register, you must purchase a new phone from Comcast. Fortunately, they have good phones (S8 and S8 +, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, S7 and S7 Edge, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, etc.) and decent prices. The S8 on a monthly plan costs $ 1 less than what Verizon charges you, and they have all three S8 colors.
UPDATE: Comcast told one of our readers that they were working on an option that would allow you to bring your own phone.
I’m working on it, Aaron! I hope to have it available to you soon.
– Xfinity Mobile (@xfinitymobile) May 23, 2017
I know we’re talking about Comcast here, but that introductory price almost sounds too good to be true. If you are looking for new phone and wireless service and are a Comcast Internet customer, you may want to consider this.
To register, click on the link below.