Just in case you weren’t already having a hard enough time choosing the best mobile carrier for your needs, Comcast (News - Alert) just threw its hat into the ring as well. The company introduced Xfinity Mobile today, a new wireless service that’s designed to complement the way people use their phones.
Essentially, Comcast noticed that most people use their smartphones to access the Internet at least once per day. However, up to 80 percent of smartphone data traffic in the U.S. travels over Wi-Fi instead of cellular networks, making Wi-Fi an integral part of the mobile experience. That’s why Comcast has chosen to capitalize on this trend by introducing its new service, which uses America’s largest, most reliable 4G LTE (News - Alert) network along with Comcast’s 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots to give users an improved wireless experience.
“We’re doing mobile differently by bringing our customers the best networks and a product designed to save them money in an increasingly data-driven world,” said Greg Butz, president of Comcast Mobile. “Mobility is more important than ever to consumers, so we’ve designed Xfinity Mobile the way mobile should be – a simple solution for internet and entertainment in and out of the home.”
Xfinity Mobile bundles wireless service with Comcast’s other Xfinity offerings, with up to five lines automatically added, and customers only have to pay for the GB they use. That last point is a major differentiator, because a lot of people don’t completely use their monthly data allotment, thus causing them to waste money every month. Users can choose an unlimited data option, but can also personalize data usage by paying by the GB. It costs $12 per GB of cellular data across all lines on an account per month. Additionally, users can switch from paying by the GB to unlimited whenever they need to—if, for example, they go over their selected 5GB one month—without any penalties.
Essentially, Xfinity Mobile will keep you connected wherever you go, and at an affordable price. Users are either connected to 4G LTE or to one of Comcast’s millions of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots at any given time. As an added bonus, customers can choose from several popular phones, including the new iPhone (News - Alert) 7.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi