Comcast enters the wireless industry, introduces Xfinity Mobile

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And Comcast CFO Michael Cavanagh said the company's new mobile service should help it "sustain better growth", noting that last year Comcast managed for the first time in years to grow the number of its pay-TV subscribers. You'd have the option to convert back the following month. So if you start out on the unlimited plan, but notice that you're not using that much per month, you can switch to the other option.

Cable company Comcast just introduced its version of re-branded Verizon wireless service-Xfinity Mobile-which will be sold to existing Comcast customers for $12/GB of data or up to $65/line for an "unlimited" plan. Prices looked comparable to other major carriers; you'll be able to pay up front for your phone, or over a 24-month payment period. The feature is an example of zero-rating, where internet mobile and home providers give favorable treatment to their own services. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.

Most Comcast customers will be able to subscribe to an Xfinity Mobile plan with unlimited data for $65 per month per line, but customers with some of the more expensive X1 TV plans will be able to get it for only $45 per month.

Comcast says that unlimited plans "with [their] best X1 package" will pay just $45 per line for unlimited data (throttled at 20GB).

At launch, Comcast will be supporting the previous two iPhone generations (iPhone 7, 6s) and the iPhone SE, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S7, and LG's X Power mid-ranger. Bundles will be available to both legacy Comcast customers and new customers alike. Butz is known for having spearheaded the creation of Comcast's Xfinity Store chain. Comcast's 16 million WiFi hotspots are accessible for free.

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Comcast's wireless service will have nationwide coverage but is only expected to be offered to customers in its cable footprint who buy at least Comcast's internet service. Luckily, you can choose this plan for a separate line on your plan so some lines can have unlimited data while others pay per gigabyte used.

Comcast announced the plans - hinted at for months - in NY on Thursday morning. The company's total addressable customer base is 29 million, with a total base of 130 million addressable mobile lines in its territory, they said.

Xfinity Mobile plans aren't really unlimited. Seems like a deal before you realize how much cash you're shoveling in Comcast's direction under the guise of a getting good deal. "We are going to take the benefits of that efficient business model, and we are going to pass them along in the form of savings to our customers", he said on the company's conference call.

As part of the spectrum sale, the cable consortium negotiated a agreement to utilize Verizon's wireless network on a wholesale basis if they wanted to get back into the business.

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