Comcast announced today that Xfinity Internet customers can now bring their own device (BYOD) to Xfinity Mobile by visiting Xfinity Store locations across the country. Select, unlocked iPhone models can be activated on the Xfinity Mobile network, and devices that don’t qualify may be eligible to be traded in for a gift card equal to the value of the phone, which can be used to bring down the cost of upgrading to a new device.
“With the introduction of BYOD, we now have a convenient way for iPhone users to switch to Xfinity Mobile and get access to the best 4G LTE network plus 18 million WiFi hotspots without having to purchase a new phone,” said Rui Costa, vice president of product management and customer experience for Xfinity Mobile. “A core tenet of Xfinity Mobile is that it’s simple and easy, and our in-store BYOD experience will be no different,” added Costa. “We are committed to simplifying the mobile experience from the moment a customer signs up, through activation and account management.”
Customers are encouraged to visit www.xfinity.com/mobile/byod for additional details and to determine if their device is eligible to bring to Xfinity Mobile. Comcast expects to be able to activate devices from additional manufacturers on the Xfinity Mobile network in stores later in 2018.
Xfinity Mobile is available to all Xfinity Internet customers, and includes up to five lines of unlimited nationwide talk and text, no line access fees, and 100 MB of shared data. When a customer brings their device to Xfinity Mobile they can choose from two straightforward data options – “By the Gig” for $12 per GB of shared data across all lines on their account, or Unlimited for $45 per month per line. In addition, customers with Xfinity Mobile and Xfinity TV have a complete entertainment solution at home and on the go, including access to 200+ live TV channels, 40K On Demand movies and shows, and cloud DVR.