Comcast has long been a major player in TV and home internet. But it's just now getting into the wireless game.
The network uses a combination of leased Verizon network space and Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots to provide coverage, The Associated Press reports.
Plan options include an unlimited data plan for $65 per line for up to five months (or $45 a month for customers with other Xfinity packages) or $12 per gigabyte per month. Customers can switch between plans at any time for free.
Comcast Mobile details:— FierceWireless (@FierceWireless) April 6, 2017
--Doesn't do Voice over WiFi
--No zero rated data
--Speeds slowed after 20 GB
--customer service over text
Xfinity Mobile is set to launch later this year, but rivals already had their claws out.
Comcast says critical to give wireless subs option to pay for data they use - yet in TV you can't pay for channels you watch #goodluckbundle— Rich Greenfield (@RichBTIG) April 6, 2017
Some found their sales pitch hypocritical.
Impressed so far with Comcast Xfinity Mobile pricing structure. Borrows a little from Google Fi flexibility, but also does unlimited— Jan Dawson (@jandawson) April 6, 2017
But other analysts were impressed with the flexibility in the plans.
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