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Comcast's Xfinity Mobile wireless service quietly launches

Comcast has now launched its previously announced Xfinity Mobile wireless service, which is only available for Comcast’s current internet and TV users.

Published onMay 17, 2017

If you live in a location in the US where Comcast already offers its Internet and cable TV service, you might be able to get its long-awaited wireless phone service as well. Xfinity Mobile, which was officially revealed in April, has quietly started taking sign-ups on its official website.

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It’s not yet clear if Xfinity Mobile is live across the US, or if it’s just available in a few Comcast markets. The sign-up page shows that customers can pick a plan that offers “by the gig” service, starting at $15 a month per GB of shared data. There’s also an unlimited data plan that normally costs $65 a month per line, but Xfinity Mobile is offering a limited time launch discount, bringing the price down to $45 a line per month. While this plan does offer unlimited data, download speeds will be cut down if a customer uses more than 20 GB of data a month.

The plan with Xfinity Mobile is to give Comcast’s customers a way to get their internet, TV and wireless phone services under one bill. Xfinity Mobile is also selling a limited number of smartphones with their plans. That includes the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, which can be purchased under two-year payment plans of $30.50 a month and $35 a month, respectively. Xfinity Mobile’s phones will connect to towers operated by Verizon Wireless for their cellular coverage, or via a Wi-Fi hotspot owned by Comcast if one happens to be nearby.

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