You can cut costs by switching to Xfinity Mobile, a wireless network provided by Comcast. With the largest number of available WiFi hotspots and the best nationwide LTE network, you’ll never lose contact. And here’s more of what you’ll like:
There are no monthly or per-line costs for using as many as ten different lines on your Xfinity Mobile account as you’d like.
Out-of-the-box, sign-in-free access to Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country.
You have your choice between two data plans. Starting at $15.00 per month for 1 GB, you can buy and use as much data as you need, or share it with others. Or, for as little as $30/month per line, you may have Unlimited data. Our most recent plan is required for the Unlimited Bundle. To change your subscription level, please visit My Account on our website or on our mobile app.
Global coverage with Xfinity Mobile’s international roaming plan.
Some locations will have access to 5G service, which would provide unprecedented speed compared to 4G networks.
The Xfinity Mobile
Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile(opens in new tab) is a mobile service that complements your cable and internet packages. Considering the benefits it provides, it is easy to see why so many would find this to be a sensible option.
The number of people who are eager to take Comcast up on their offer is surprisingly high. Since its introduction in 2017, Xfinity Mobile has attracted over 2.8 million customers.
Comcast’s construction of its own cellular towers was not the cause of that explosive expansion. Instead, Xfinity Mobile is what’s known as a “mobile virtual network operator” (MVNO), which means it uses the infrastructure of another carrier. What this means for Comcast is that the company uses both Verizon’s network and its own Wi-Fi hotspots to connect customers to the internet.
If you’re looking for wireless service, an MVNO may be able to offer you a cheaper deal than a big carrier (albeit your speed may be “deprioritized,” or slowed down, if there’s a lot of traffic on the network). The advantages and disadvantages of using a virtual operator like Xfinity are discussed in further depth in our examination of MVNOs.
Bundling is key with Xfinity Mobile, as it is with all of Comcast’s offerings. Xfinity Mobile is only available to Comcast customers or those who are prepared to switch to Comcast as their internet service provider. If you fit the bill, The Xfinity Mobile service may be yours for just $45 per month, including unlimited talk, text, and data.
Should you switch to Comcast’s mobile plan? Consider the following information as you decide whether or not Xfinity Mobile is the perfect choice for you.
The Functioning of Xfinity Mobile
Only Xfinity customers have access to Xfinity Mobile. Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots can be used in addition to Verizon’s network, which we found to be the quickest in our tests of wireless services.
If you decide to sign up, you will have the option of selecting between an unlimited data plan or paying for only the data you actually use. No matter what kind of data plan you go with, you get unlimited talk and text across the country. For up to five lines, Xfinity Mobile customers never pay an access cost. For unlimited plans, access fees are often included in the monthly rate, although some carriers charge as much as $20 per line in addition to the monthly data plan amount.
If you’re a Comcast TV subscriber, you’ll soon be able to use the Xfinity Stream TV app on your smartphone to watch live TV, on-demand content, and shows stored in a cloud DVR from anywhere. However, if you don’t have an unlimited data plan with your carrier, streaming TV will eat into your data allowance. In a minute, we’ll delve deeper into that topic.
To What Extent Does Xfinity Mobile Cost?
Depending on the features you select, Xfinity Mobile might cost anywhere from $15 to $60 each month. These do not account for additional charges, such as taxes and fees, which will vary depending on where you live.
For $15, you can receive unlimited talk and text as well as 1 GB of data. After the first GB, you’ll be charged $15 per GB. Sadly, Comcast rounds up, so if you use 2.1 or 2.9 GB of data, you will be charged for 3 GB and will be charged $45. In contrast to services like Google Fi, which give you credit for unused data, this doesn’t work that way.
Xfinity adapted By the Gig for new clients that share the same bucket of data over several lines. Under the new method, you choose the quantity of data you wish to use upfront, with decreasing rates for the more data you consume. While 1 GB typically costs $15, 3 GB is only $30, and 10 GB is only $60.
Video streaming in high definition (HD) and on the go with LTE hotspot speeds are included in the gig options. To keep you from exceeding your data limit and incurring an unexpectedly hefty monthly cost, many modern smartphones and tablets come equipped with a “Data Saver” mode that reduces video quality to 480p and hotspot speeds to 600 kbps.
Costing $45 a month for a single line, Xfinity Mobile’s unlimited plan offers great value. Plus, Xfinity’s new multi-line discount makes its unlimited plans a better fit for families.
The monthly fee for two lines with unlimited data is $80 ($40 each). If you have four lines of service, you will pay $120 a month ($30 per line).
If you use more than 20GB of data in a given month, Xfinity will restrict your speeds to those of the base plan. That’s significantly lower than the minimum required by the big carriers. Verizon’s Play More and Do More Plans cost $35 more than Xfinity Mobile’s plans, but they only reduce data speeds after 50GB of consumption each month.