Comcast, the world’s largest broadcasting and cable television, today announced its new mobile network called Xfinity Mobile. Basically, Xfinity Mobile serves as a wireless service offering unlimited data plan at an affordable cost. According to Comcast, its new network service will charge $65 per month, per line and $45 for customers who have subscribed to the company’s X1 packages.
In reality, Comcast teased the introduction of its own mobile network back in 2016, so today’s news seems to add fuel to the fire. According to Comcast, Xfinity Mobile connects to Verizon Wireless’s 4G LTE network and offers access to Comcast’s 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots when you are away from home. This means that you simply need to stay within Comcast’s Wi-Fi coverage and your phone will automatically connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Comcast says that with Xfinity Mobile, customers will be able to engage in unlimited talk and text with no access line fees required. The company states that Xfinity Mobile offers the basics plan with 100 MB of LTE data. Besides, Comcast also offers a plan with unlimited data for up to five lines, and network speeds will be reduced after customers consume 200GB of data. The company says that customers are free to switch between their plans depending on their needs.
According to Comcast, Xfinity Mobile subscribers will be able to access Comcast’s TV streaming service with 200 live TV channels on demand and tons of shows and movies. Besides, users can remotely control their smart home device thanks to the use of the Xfinity Home app from their iPhones.
Comcast and Verizon has been in a long-time partnership. Back in 2011, Comcast reached an agreement with Verizon to resell Verizon’s network services. Comcast says that Xfinity Mobile will initially hit the company’s 25 million internet customers and any newcomers in Comcast’s supported areas.
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