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XFINITY Mobile Brings Back Smartphone Subsidies: $200 Off Smartphones

Phillip Dampier August 29, 2017 Comcast/Xfinity, Competition, Consumer News, Wireless Broadband 3 Comments

Comcast is bringing back device subsidies with no contracts for smartphone customers signing up for XFINITY Mobile service.

“$200 savings off regular retail price when activating a new XFINITY Mobile line of service. Valid on select devices. While supplies last. Limit 5 per account. Offers valid 8/25/17 through 9/13/17.”

The cable operator launched its mobile phone service this summer, and works over the cable company’s Wi-Fi network and Verizon Wireless.

The subsidy knocks a considerable amount off smartphones. For example, a 64GB Samsung Galaxy S8 that was originally priced at $732 sells for $532 (or $22.17/mo for 24 months at 0% interest). An Apple iPhone 7 (32GB) sells for $449.00 (or $18.75/mo for 24 months at 0% interest).

Customers can choose from two plans:

By the Gig: $12/GB, No line access fees on up to 5 lines, Unlimited nationwide talk and text, Start with 100MB of shared data/month.

Unlimited: $45/Line, No line access fees on up to 5 lines, Unlimited nationwide talk and text, Start with 100MB of shared data/month. After 20GB monthly data use, speeds reduced to a maximum of 1.5Mbps download/750kbps upload.

Currently there are 3 comments on this Article:

  1. Josh says:

    I’m actually intrigued by Comcast Wireless, EXCEPT don’t like that you have to buy their phones, and I’m not sure whether the plans have tethering, nor am I clear if it matters whether or not you’re ever connected to a Comcast wifi point.

    I assume the phones are set to jump on one whenever they can, but I’m not clear I’d ever actually be one one (and ironically at home it might jump on a neighbor’s connection lol

    • Yes, tethering is allowed: “using your XFINITY Mobile service to create a mobile hotspot or tether your device to other connected devices is permitted pursuant to the terms, conditions, and data pricing options of your XFINITY Mobile service and subject to the network management practices and controls of our carrier partner.” https://www.xfinity.com/mobile/policies/broadband-disclosures

      • Josh says:

        Thanks!

        Sounds like there’s fees on top of that $45, so it’s not actually $45, AND I’d need to wait until they allow you to use your own iPhone, AND i’m a little hesitant regardless as I’ve had good luck with AT&T, but I am intrigued…







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