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On Aug 17, leading cable multi service operator and media giant Comcast Corp. CMCSA completed the nationwide rollout of its wireless services under the “Xfinity Mobile” brand.
Based on a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement with U.S. telecom behemoth Verizon Communications Inc. VZ, Xfinity Mobile will be using Verizon’s 4G LTE wireless network. The service is available across all of Comcast’s distribution platforms, including the company’s newly redesigned retail stores and a new online experience at XfinityMobile.com.
Comcast Wireless Service/Brand – Xfinity Mobile
With improving quality of mobile broadband and declining price per gigabyte, there’s an increasing risk to wireline ISPs (Internet Service Providers) like Comcast which can lose consumers from home Internet to mobile services. However, with Xfinity Mobile, the company is making both home Internet service and mobile access available at a reasonable price.
Presently, Xfinity Mobile is being offered with data plan options – unlimited data plan for $45 per month for up to five lines with no usage limits or By the Gig plan for $12 per month for each gigabyte of cellular data used. Users who primarily rely on WiFi can choose the $12. Further, consumers can also get access to 18 million Wi-Fi hotspots with Xfinity Mobile.
Comcast claims that customers can save upto 30% on their monthly wireless bills with Xfinity Mobile service. The cable operator, however did not, reveal the number of subscribers who have signed up for the service since it began its rollout.
Xfinity Mobile is expected to be the nation’s first wireless service combining the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network with 18 million Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots to deliver a great wireless experience, which is cost effective.