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Comcast owns Xfinity Mobile, which is an MVNO in the sense that it lacks its own network.
Instead, it uses the infrastructure of another carrier—in this case, Verizon—to benefit from lower costs for its data plans.
How cheaply? Typically, you will spend more than 40% less than the majority of prominent carriers, such as Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, where an unlimited plan costs upwards of $80.
Xfinity Mobile vs Verizon
The only thing that separates Verizon from Xfinity Mobile is the abundance of free extras that come with a real Verizon unlimited plan, like free Disney and ESPN subscriptions and free use of the Apple Arcade.
With Xfinity Mobile, there is a catch, as there usually is. You must already be a Comcast customer in order to access its deals. You cannot access Xfinity Mobile if you do not have a Comcast subscription.
However, if you now use Comcast and want to reduce your monthly phone costs, Xfinity Mobile could be worth considering. You can obtain an unlimited plan for about $30 per month.
Cheap, flexible data plans with free 5G
Runs on the powerful Verizon Wireless network
Extends network with 18 million Wi-Fi hotspots
Best-in-class customer service
Only for current Xfinity internet customers
4G LTE data caps, throttling, and slowdowns
Xfinity Mobile vs Mint Mobile / Visible
The price of Xfinity Mobile’s unlimited package is comparable to that of Visible and Mint, two other MVNO networks powered by Verizon. But what does Xfinity Mobile apart from other options, like Visible or Mint Mobile?
The first is that there are no commitments and that only existing Comcast customers may utilise it.
The second is that you get access to more than 20 million WiFi hotspots with an Xfinity Mobile package. It’s convenient if you want to store some info while you’re on the go.
Finally, you have the option of purchasing a brand-new gadget directly from Xfinity Mobile, such as an iPhone 14, or using its BYOD programme to bring your own current Android or iPhone. Both eventualities are covered by the options and plans offered by Xfinity Mobile.
How Fast Are Xfinity Mobile 5G Speeds?
If you live in a region that can support 5G Wideband and have a network that can handle it, you may experience 5G speeds of more than 3Gbps, which is incredibly fast.
Because Xfinity Mobile uses Verizon’s network and Verizon is investing billions in its 5G rollout and wideband towers, you are seeing these speeds as a result.
You may expect speeds ranging from 80Mbps to 1Gbps if you’re only using the regular 5G frequency. Once more, everything relies on your location and the infrastructure that is in place. However, Verizon is already expanding its wideband network quickly, making 3Gbps speeds more prevalent, particularly in cities and bigger towns.
What Is the Price of the Xfinity Mobile Unlimited Plan?
I said that Xfinity Mobile charges about 40% less than Verizon in the introduction to this essay. Technically speaking, that is not accurate; as of 2022, there will be more.
Xfinity Mobile’s unlimited plan costs just $30, which is less than half the price of Verizon’s unlimited plan, which starts at roughly $80.
What’s the distinction? With Xfinity Mobile, you don’t receive items like complimentary Disney and/or ESPN subscriptions. But that’s hardly a deal breaker if all you’re want is limitless internet and quick 5G speeds.
Me? I’d much rather spend $30 a month for inexpensive unlimited data instead of paying three times as much for Disney+ and ESPN subscription. You may choose whatever subscriptions you want to have that way, keeping your monthly phone expense reasonable.
Flexibility Plans for Xfinity Mobile
Xfinity Mobile also has what it refers to as “flexible data” options if you don’t want unlimited data, which some people actually do not. With a flexible data plan, you may choose to pay for 1GB, 2GB, 3GB, 5GB, or 15GB of data per month.
And you only get that. You can add additional if you need it. But if you use more than you should, you will be charged.
Again, not all customers will benefit from the flexible data plans offered by Xfinity Mobile. People who would profit from employing flexible data as opposed to infinite data include the following:
- You don’t use much data on average over the course of a month.
- You never stream videos or music on your phone.
- You only use your phone for calls, emails, web browsing, and texting.
- You don’t leave the house much, so are usually connected to WiFi.
And here’s the cost per GB of data:
- 1GB – $15
- 3GB – $30
- 10GB – $60
Once more, choosing a flexible data plan versus an unlimited plan is only a good idea if you KNOW you won’t use more than 1GB each month. You should choose an unlimited plan if you anticipate using more than 1GB of data each month.
Yes, it costs $30 a month, which is double the cost, but you won’t again have to worry about data again with this plan. It makes more financial sense to just choose the $30 unlimited plan because if you choose the $15 1GB flexible plan and go over, you’ll probably be charged close to $20 to $30 anyhow.
What Kinds of Phones Has Xfinity Mobile?
The carrier does have a lot of new phones in stock if you want to switch everything to Xfinity Mobile, including obtaining a brand-new phone. As you can see from the list below, all the big new releases are included, and those on a budget also have several affordable alternatives.
- Apple iPhone 14
- Apple iPhone 14 Plus
- Apple iPhone 14 Pro
- Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
- Apple iPhone 13
- Apple iPhone 13 Pro
- Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
- Apple iPhone 12
- Apple iPhone SE
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
- Samsung Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy S22+
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Google Pixel 6
- Google Pixel 6 Pro
- Moto G Pure
- Moto G Play
- Moto G Power
Frequently asked questions about Xfinity Mobile
Q: Does Xfinity Mobile have an app?
Yes. You can download it from the Apple and Google app stores, as well as from Xfinity here.
Q: Does Xfinity Mobile charge an activation fee?
Xfinity Mobile doesn’t charge an activation fee, assuming you’re already an internet customer (otherwise, signing up for Xfinity internet is the activation fee). Compared to leading carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T, this is a great perk for returning Xfinity customers.
Q: Should I get a warranty or insurance for my Xfinity Mobile phone?
If you’ve got butterfingers, then you’ll be happy to know that Xfinity Mobile phones come with a 12-month manufacturer warranty.
They’ve also teamed up with Assurant to offer Xfinity Mobile Protection Plan, which has no-fee early upgrades, accidental damage protection, lost or stolen coverage, and personal TechPro help.
Q: Does Xfinity Mobile let you bring your own phone?
Yes! Just make sure to check availability for your phone model.
Q: Can I keep my phone number when I switch to Xfinity Mobile?
Yes! And if you want a new number, you can do that too.
Q: What’s Xfinity Mobile’s return policy and early termination fee?
Xfinity Mobile’s customer agreement states that you can cancel service anytime without a fee. Plus, the return policy gives you 14 days to return devices from the date of shipping.
Q: Does Xfinity Mobile have a military discount?
No, but if you are signed up for other Xfinity services, you may be eligible for a gift card.
Q: Does Xfinity Mobile have a student discount?
No, but you can check if you’re eligible for Xfinity internet discounts.