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Comcast's wireless service, Xfinity Mobile, is now open for business

By Shawn Knight
May 17, 2017
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  1. Xfinity Mobile, the long-rumored wireless service from cable and Internet service provider Comcast, is now open for business and is being positioned as a solution designed to save users money. It combines wireless service that operates on Verizon’s 4G LTE network with access to more than 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots across the country.

    The service offers existing customers two choices. Heavy data users may want to opt for the “unlimited” plan with no monthly data usage limits (speeds slow after 20GB) for $65 per line that you can currently get at an introductory rate of $45 a month (through July 31).

    Those that rely less on wireless data will likely be better served by the per-gig option where you pay $12 per gigabyte of shared data. Both options offer unlimited talk and text and no line access fees on up to five lines.

    Handsets compatible with Xfinity Mobile include the iPhone 6s and newer, the iPhone SE, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S8 series and the LG X Power.

    It’s worth noting that the service is initially being limited to existing Comcast Internet customers.

    The service is a logical “next step” for Comcast which has seen its cable subscriber base dwindle in recent years as more consumers cut the proverbial cord on expensive pay-TV bundles and opt for cheaper streaming services from the likes of Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV and so on. With a wireless service now under its belt, Comcast has put itself in a position to retain (or recapture) customers.

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,765   +1,079

    Because lets get comcast for cell service too, said any decently sized portion of their customer base /s
     
  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,553   +943

    Yeah, haven't they been rated dead last in customer service since pretty much forever? But I guess they really had to save every dime in order to buy NBC and half their competition. And now their going into wireless? How long until Comcast buys out DISH or AT&T buys CBS? Hey, FCC..feel free to wake up any time now.
     
  4. dirtyferret

    dirtyferret TS Addict Posts: 156   +123

    I'd rather use smoke signals then comcast wireless
     
    ikesmasher likes this.

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