Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile adds 5G data plans that connect to Verizon’s Ultrawide Band network
The conversation around 5G in the US has typically included only the major carriers. AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are all making big pushes into 5G in various ways. The smaller carriers are now missing out, though. Xfinity Mobile now has access to Verizon’s 5G Ultrawide Band network.
For those that don’t know, Xfinity Mobile is an MVNO owned by Comcast that operates on Verizon’s network. The carrier is now adding new plans that take advantage of Verizon’s 5G network as well. The new plans offer data “by the gig” or unlimited. Plans start at 1GB of data for $15 per month and go up to 3GB of data for $30 and 10GB of data for $60. Unlimited data costs $45 per line.
The “by the gig” plans can be shared among multiple people. That’s why the 10GB plan costs more than the “unlimited” plan, which is billed per line. Going over your limit will cost $15 per GB. Plans can be changed anytime through the month, so you really should never go over the limit. Current customers can switch to 5G plans at any time, assuming they live in one of the 34 cities with Verizon 5G coverage. Keep in mind that Ultrawide Band 5G requires you to be in precise locations to use it.
Of course, you’ll need a compatible device to access Verizon’s 5G Ultrawide Band network. Xfinity Mobile offers the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G or Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. One last requirement is you need to use Comcast for your home internet service to use Xfinity Mobile. While Xfinity Mobile might not be everyone’s favorite carrier, it is nice to see 5G support rolling out to more than just the Big 3.