Xfinity Mobile announced that it is now allowing customers to bring over their own smartphone to its network.
This was possible before, but only for iPhones. Now, Xfinity Mobile is opening this up to Android, but only a few Android smartphones.
Right now it is limited to some Samsung smartphones, which include the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and the Galaxy Note9. It does hope to have the Galaxy S10 series compatible within the next few months.
This means that you can't bring your OnePlus 7 or Google Pixel 3a over to Xfinity Mobile's network, just yet. It does hope to open this up even more before the end of 2019.
If you do have one of the phones listed above, you still may not be able to bring it over to Xfinity Mobile. It depends on where you bought the phone from. If it's an unlocked Galaxy S9, then you'll likely be fine. The same thing goes for a Verizon Galaxy S9. But if you bought a T-Mobile or AT&T smartphone, then it's not going to work.
The reason for this is because Xfinity Mobile runs on Verizon's network and will also jump onto Xfinity WiFi hotspots around the country. So it's not as simple as just supporting the network, but there's a bit more tech involved in Xfinity Mobile. The same thing goes for Google Fi, which is why it was very selective on which phones worked with its network.
However, there is some good news, sort of. You can trade in your phone to Comcast to get a gift card. It is also offering up a $100 gift card to anyone that brings over an Android smartphone and port in their number before August 4.
As mentioned, Xfinity Mobile runs on Verizon's network. It will mostly run off of the thousands of Xfinity WiFi hotspots that are available around the country, so it's unlikely that you'll be using Verizon's network all that much. Which is why Xfinity Mobile's pricing structure is the way it is.
With Xfinity Mobile, you can pay by the gig. Or you can sign up for its unlimited data plan, which is priced at $45. That includes unlimited talk and text. The "Unlimited Data" isn't quite unlimited, as expected, you will experience reduced speeds after 20GB of data.
If you are a Comcast customer, then Xfinity Mobile is likely a really good option for you. As an Xfinity customer, you don't pay the line access fee, which means you're paying $45 plus taxes per month. Which is roughly half the price of a single line at Verizon, and you're running on the same network.
You can sign up for Comcast's Xfinity Mobile through the link down below. Remember that if you do port in a number to Xfinity Mobile and bring over an Android smartphone before August 4, you'll get a $100 gift card, which can pay for two months of service.