Comcast increases Xfinity internet speeds across the northeast

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If you're an Xfinity internet customer in the northeast, it might be worth running a speed test. Comcast just announced that it's bumping download speeds for internet users in a total of 14 northeastern states, from Maine down through Virginia. Each…
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IDG Contributor Network: How Xfinity Mobile is doing in wireless

In May of last year Xfinity Mobile entered the wireless marketplace as a competitor. Since that time, everyone is wondering how they are doing. After meeting with them, getting a better understanding of their strategy and seeing their performance, I would say, so far, they are on target. However, their growth strategy is different than you may think.

It’s important to understand the reasons Comcast entered wireless and why they have different goals. They are not taking the same strategy as the top four wireless competitors, namely Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile and Sprint. These four are all competing with each other, trying to win market share in more traditional ways.

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Xfinity Mobile launches Bring Your Own Device program

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After launching in mid-2017, Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile service has slowly been improving by expanding availability and growing its device lineup. Now Xfinity Mobile is rolling out a new feature for its customers.

Xfinity Mobile customers can now bring their own device onto the service. Select unlocked iPhone models are available for Xfinity Mobile’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) feature to start, including the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone SE. You can go to this page to determine if your specific iPhone model is compatible.

If your device is compatible with Xfinity Mobile’s BYOD program, you can bring it in to an Xfinity store and a representative will help you activate it on Xfinity Mobile. If your device isn’t compatible, you may be able to trade it in to Xfinity and get a gift card to use for upgrading to a new device.

Additional devices are expected to be added to Xfinity Mobile’s BYOD program later in 2018.

Letting customers bring their own device when switching to a new network can help convince them to switch. Not only does it make the switching process easier since they can keep their phone rather than upgrading to a new device and transferring their data over, but it’s also cheaper since they don’t have to shell out hundreds for a new device. – Latest videos, reviews, articles, news and posts

Why Bringing Your Own iPhone to Xfinity Mobile Might Be a Good Idea

Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile cellular service is now offering an in-store “Bring Your Own Device” option for owners of certain unlocked iPhone models.

Of course, that news will likely only mean something to those who have heard of the Comcast mobile plan. If you have no idea what Xfinity Mobile is, you’re probably not alone. Here’s everything you should know about the nascent cellular service.

What Is Xfinity Mobile?

Xfinity Mobile, basically, is a low-cost cellular plan that Comcast rolled out last year. It’s only available to people who already subscribe to the firm’s Xfinity mobile broadband service.

The service also has some unique characteristics (some of which we’ll get to later), including the fact that your device is automatically switched from cellular data to Xfinity Wi-Fi when hotspots are available.

Despite its quirks, the service has seen some surprising success in a market already dominated by juggernaut rivals. According to Bloomberg, Xfinity Mobile hit 200,000 subscribers in October 2017 — less than five months after it launched.

Xfinity Mobile Pros

  • Basically, if you’re already a subscriber to Comcast’s Xfinity broadband, the budget-friendly Xfinity mobile might be a decent option for you. As Comcast is the largest broadband and cable provider in the country, there are probably quite a few people reading this already subscribed to Xfinity.
  • Xfinity Mobile could also be an economical solution for those who just don’t use that much data. It offers a unique “Pay By the Gig” option, where each gigabyte of data is $ 12 and users are only charged for the gigs that they use. Also on the table is a $ 45-a-month unlimited plan (although it’s throttled after 20GB).
  • Xfinity Mobile also uses Verizon’s networks. And while the competition in terms of fastest internet speeds is usually neck-in-neck, Verizon does have some of the speediest in the country.

Xfinity Mobile Cons

  • The main catch is that you have to be a subscriber to Comcast’s Xfinity broadband. If you don’t use it, then Xfinity Mobile isn’t an option for you — and it’s probably not worth switching from your own broadband provider.
  • Similarly, for the most part, you can’t bring your own device to the network. As stated above, the company has recently offered an exception for certain unlocked iPhone devices. But any Android users or owners of carrier-locked iPhones are just out of luck. You either have to purchase or rent a device from Comcast.
  • Lastly, and this is important, if you’re already a Xfinity subscriber and you get Xfinity Mobile, you’ll have another reason to possibly deal with Comcast’s infamously bad customer service. Just something to keep in mind.

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Android TV app for Comcast Xfinity coming in 2018, but only for Sony TVs at first

Over a year ago, Comcast revealed that it was working on an Xfinity app for Android TV. It was part of the ‘Xfinity TV Partner Program,’ designed to make its television service available on smart TVs and internet-connected streaming boxes. That way, you wouldn’t have to lease a cable box (unless you didn’t want TV congesting your home internet network) – just install the app and start watching content.

It has taken a while, but Comcast is finally getting ready to release the app.

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Xfinity Mobile is now available across Comcast’s entire nationwide retail network

Back in April, Comcast announced that it was entering the wireless game with Xfinity Mobile. It promised ”a new kind of network” and the plans actually weren’t too bad, with $ 12 per GB, a $ 45 unlimited tariff, and discounts for Xfinity home internet customers paying for the more expensive packages. 18 million Wi-Fi hotspots are also accessible, helping to keep cellular data costs down. Xfinity Mobile has now been rolled out across all of Comcast’s service areas.

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Comcast brings Xfinity Mobile nationwide, iPhone users must buy or rent

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Four months after a limited initial launch, Comcast on Thursday expanded its Xfinity Mobile service to all Xfinity internet customers across the U.S., with some other limitations in tow — most notably that people buy or rent a new phone.
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Xfinity Mobile arrives to all of Comcast’s markets

If you're using Comcast's Xfinity internet service anywhere in the US, you can now get on the company's Xfinity Mobile service, too. Just over four months after it was first revealed, Comcast has completed the rollout of the service (powered by Veriz…
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LG X Charge arriving to Xfinity Mobile with 4,500 mAh battery and octa-core CPU

A new smartphone has arrived on Comcast/Xfinity’s Verizon-based MVNO network. Xfinity Mobile is available to current Xfinity customers with at-home services: cable, TV, and phone and runs on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Xfinity’s handsets also access Xfinity hotspots all over the US and you can choose to pay by the GB or go unlimited. The LG X Charge carries LG’s largest battery ever in a smartphone. The 4,500 mAh battery is matched to a generously sized 5.5-inch 720p display powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core CPU and “2GB or 1.5GB” of RAM. The 16GB of internal storage is expandable to up to 2TB… – Latest articles