Xfinity Mobile Review: Verizon’s Network Starting at $15 a Month

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If you want to keep Verizon’s network but lower your monthly cell phone bill, Xfinity Mobile offers one of the best wireless deals right now.

Smartphone data plans including 5G access start at just $15 a month with Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile.

What Is Xfinity Mobile? Here’s What You Need To Know

This service is available only to Xfinity internet customers. In this article, we’ll review everything you need to know if you’re thinking about switching to Xfinity Mobile.

Network Coverage

Xfinity Mobile customers get access to Verizon’s LTE network and 5G service in select cities nationwide.

Xfinity Mobile provides access to millions of Wi-Fi hotspots across the country. When you connect to one of them, you don’t use cellular data. That’s one way this service can save you money.

If you’re able to utilize these Wi-Fi hotspots regularly, you may find it easy to keep your average data usage below 1GB per month.

Before you make the switch, verify that coverage is strong where you live. Here’s a link to Xfinity’s coverage checker. Once you click the link, scroll about halfway down the page and enter your ZIP code.

Plans and Pricing

You must have Xfinity internet service, Xfinity TV or Xfinity Voice post-pay service to sign up for the mobile deal. Subscribers get unlimited nationwide talk and text, and there are no activation or line access fees on up to five lines.

Xfinity By the Gig Plan Pricing

GigsPrice Per Month
1 GB$15
3 GB$30
10 GB$60

Xfinity Unlimited Plan Pricing

LinesPrice Per Month
1$45
2$60
3$90
4$120
Unlimited Plans: Reduced speeds after 20 GB of usage/line

With the By the Gig plan, data can be shared across all lines.

Flexible plan options differentiate Xfinity Mobile from its competitors. Customers can switch from By the Gig to Unlimited data during their billing cycle at no additional charge.

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Also, accounts with multiple lines of service can mix and match By the Gig and Unlimited data options.

International service is available in more than 200 countries. See the rates here.

Tip: Try this calculator to see how much you can save by switching from your current plan.

Mobile Hotspot 

More and more low-cost cell phone service providers allow you to use your phone as a mobile hotspot including Xfinity Mobile. But your speeds will vary depending on the plan you choose:

  • Unlimited: 600 Kbps mobile hotspot speeds
  • By the Gig: 4G LTE mobile hotspot speeds

By the Gig customers get faster speeds, but using a phone as a mobile hotspot on this plan counts toward your monthly data allotment. That could result in a higher bill.

On the other hand, those on the Unlimited plan will have to settle for slower speeds for hotspot-powered devices.

How slow is 600 Kbps exactly? Xfinity Mobile says Unlimited plan subscribers who use mobile hotspots should be able to check email and browse the web, but streaming video or music may result in buffering.

Video Streaming

Video streaming quality will also depend on which Xfinity Mobile data plan you choose.

If you sign up for the Unlimited plan, the resolution is set to 480p when you’re using cellular data. To watch a video in HD resolution (720p for phones, 1080p for tablets), you can buy an HD Pass for $20 a month per line.

In addition to improved video resolution, HD Pass includes better cell phone service during times of congestion.

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For customers on the By the Gig plan, streaming in HD resolution is standard. But if you don’t need HD streaming, you can turn on Data Saver to limit data usage and keep your bill under control.

Here’s a tip: With either plan, connect to Wi-Fi to stream in high-definition without using cellular data.

Phone Selection

Xfinity Mobile now lets you bring your own Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel device to the service. Follow this link to check phone compatibility.

If you prefer, you can purchase a phone from Xfinity Mobile. Options include:

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S 22+
  • Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro
  • Google Pixel 6
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  • Apple iPhone SE (3rd Gen)
  • Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
  • Google Pixel 6a
  • Motorola moto g 5G
  • Apple iPhone 11
  • Apple iPhone SE (2nd Gen)
  • Motorola moto g stylus 5G (2022)
  • Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A03s
  • Motorola moto g pure
  • Motorola moto g power (2022)
  • Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
  • Motorola one 5G ace
  • Motorola moto g stylus 5G

Xfinity Mobile sometimes offers phone deals, such as up to $250 off when you activate a new line and transfer your number. Check Xfinity Mobile’s website for the latest deals.

In addition to phones, tablets and smartwatches are available for sale.

Customer Service

Xfinity customer service is available through the Xfinity app as well as online in your browser

From your browser, visit Xfinity’s mobile support page and scroll down to “Ask Xfinity” to be connected with a live customer service rep via chat at any time. Customer service is available 24/7.

The Xfinity Mobile app (App Store or Google Play) is also easy to use. In addition to getting support, it lets customers manage payment information, view data use and switch plans.

Final Thoughts

By the Gig and Unlimited plans from Xfinity Mobile are priced competitively, but they don’t take into consideration the cost of internet service. After all, you must have another Xfinity service (such as internet) to sign up.

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If you have Xfinity Mobile and later cancel the internet service, you’ll have to pay a line access fee.

For that reason, we recommend this service for people who are happy with their Xfinity internet service and don’t plan to move out of an area where it’s offered. If you are looking for more service options, check out our guide to the best cell phone plan deals.

If you’ve tried Xfinity Mobile, tell us about your experience in the Clark.com community. Additionally, you can check out the latest conversations around cell phones here.

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