In 2016, Comcast was teasing the possibility that it would launch its own mobile network. Apparently it always intended on actually doing it.
Today, Comcast officially announced its new mobile network, Xfinity Mobile. The basics are this: It starts at $65 per month, per line, and it connects to Verizon Wireless’s 4G LTE network when you’re away from a Wi-Fi hotspot. Comcast says it will host a variety of different devices, including many iPhone models, and there will be “the best of Samsung and LG” devices on offer, too.
It launches soon, but Comcast didn’t give any specific dates.
There are two plans to choose from, both of which offer unlimited talk and text. The basic plan offers 100MB of LTE data, and there are no access line fees, either. There is also a plan that offers unlimited data for up to five lines. Comcast says that its customers that have signed up for its “best X1 packages” (for TV) will be able to pay only $45 per month, per line. After 20GB of data is consumed by the customer per month, their network speeds will be reduced.
Comcast says it will let customers switch back and forth between their plans, too, depending on their needs. So if you sign up for the unlimited plan first but discover you don’t use that much data on a regular basis, you can switch to the more limited option. You can always switch back, too, if you feel it’s necessary.
The company has confirmed it will offer the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and the iPhone SE when the network launches sometime soon.
So, who’s leaving their network now to switch to Xfinity Mobile?
[via Xfinity Mobile]