Comcast is adding new data plans to its Xfinity Mobile service that will allow those with 5G phones to take advantage of Verizon’s millimeter-wave 5G network. Xfinity Mobile uses Verizon’s network for service and is offering 5G access to its customers through Verizon’s own 5G network. The company on Monday announced that the new plans will continue to allow data to be purchased either by the gigabyte or as unlimited data for the month. In Xfinity’s new plans, existing customers will have the option to opt-in to a 5G plan.
Comcast Xfinity Data Plans
The company is offering its plans based on “by the gigabyte” or unlimited data for the month. The “by the gig” plan has three levels of plans based on the allowed data consumption. The first plan starts at 1GB of data for $15 per month, and the mid-level plan offers 3GB data for $30. The top plan is comparatively cheap and offers 10GB of data for $60.
Users can share the data between multiple people on the same plan in “by the gig” offerings, but if the data exceeds the limit, the additional charges remain at $15 per gigabyte. The unlimited data plan charges $45 per month for a single line.
Users will have the ability to change their plans throughout the month through the Xfinity Mobile app. On the same app, existing customers can update their plans to the new ones and opt-in for 5G too.
To avail the benefits of these plans from Comcast, users need to be subscribed to Comcast’s Xfinity home internet service. Users will be able to take advantage of 5G but will require a compatible device that supports 5G. Xfinity Mobile currently has only two 5G devices on its network, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G, and Samsung Galaxy S20 5G Ultra. Users with these two devices will have complete access to the 5G network. However the company says additional devices “will continue to be added in the future”.