Xfinity’s mobile phone service offers nationwide 5G service and won’t break the bank.
Xfinity Mobile is Xfinity’s phone service spin-off, which offers smartphone plans and mobile data to Xfinity internet customers. Don’t expect many bells and whistles with Xfinity Mobile, but if your highest priorities are strong network coverage and low costs, you’ll find a lot to like with Xfinity Mobile service.
Pros and cons
- Low monthly rates
- Wide availability thanks to Verizon network
- Few new customer add-ons
- A modest 20 GB data cap
Xfinity Mobile plans
Xfinity Mobile uses Verizon’s cellular network, so you’ll get standard features like nationwide phone coverage and 5G support with any Xfinity Mobile plan. Other benefits include contract-free pricing and access to Xfinity’s hotspot network.
Xfinity Mobile’s By the Gig plan is best suited for families with basic cell phone needs. Along with a $15 monthly fee per phone line, you’ll pay for a mobile data pool that’s shared among your family.
Unlike providers like Spectrum Mobile, Xfinity Mobile’s shared data packages make By the Gig surprisingly competitive. By the Gig’s 3 GB and 10 GB data pools have affordable per-gigabyte pricing (Xfinity typically charges $15 per GB), and the data plans are a great fit if certain family members want more data but can’t afford an Unlimited line.
Xfinity Mobile cell phone plans
|Monthly price (single line)||Monthly price (2+ lines)||Data allowance||Overage speed limit||Details|
|By the Gig||$15.00/line||$15.00/line||
1 GB ($15.00/mo.)
3 GB ($30.00/mo.)
10 GB ($60.00/mo.)
1.5 Mbps download
750 Kbps upload
1.5 Mbps download
750 Kbps upload
Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
Xfinity Mobile’s Unlimited plan offers a 20 GB data cap per line before your speeds get throttled (1.5 Mbps for downloads, 750 Kbps for uploads).
20 GB isn’t a bad cap by carrier standards, although it’s on the lower end compared to the competition. Spectrum Mobile offers a 30 GB plan, while Verizon includes a 50 GB cap. Most people will be fine with Xfinity Mobile’s cap, but you might run into problems if you’re frequently watching TV episodes or downloading games on mobile data.
The Unlimited plan’s staggered per-line pricing is one of its biggest advantages, as you’ll get a larger discount for every line you add to your account. For instance, you’ll pay $40 per line with two lines and only $24 per line with 10 phone lines.
By comparison, Spectrum Mobile’s unlimited plan comes with only one discount ($29.99 per line with more than two lines). Xfinity Mobile will offer the best savings if you’re getting service for more than five people.
What to look for
For families shopping for service, Xfinity and Xfinity Mobile plans have more overlap than you’d expect. From data charges to Disney+, here’s everything else you’ll need to know about Xfinity Mobile’s plans.
To figure out your family’s data needs, think about their smartphone habits. Are you mainly using your phone for phone calls and texts? Are your kids regularly streaming podcasts and listening to Spotify?
If your family simply needs phone service, we’d recommend a 1 GB or 3 GB By the Gig plan. But if more than a few family members are regularly using their phones for Netflix shows and Reddit, consider getting them Unlimited plans. Xfinity Mobile allows you to mix and match, so your account can have Unlimited and By the Gig plans to meet every family member’s smartphone needs. .
Check out our data cap guide to learn how your internet habits translate into data usage.
Xfinity Mobile deals
Xfinity Mobile is great if you’re an Xfinity internet customer interested in affordable smartphone plans, but don’t expect much beyond that. Plans from carriers like AT&T and Verizon are pricier than Xfinity Mobile, but they also add promos like free HBO Max subscriptions and bundled international data access.
By comparison, Xfinity Mobile’s best deals start and end with its plans. For instance, you’ll have to buy a daily pass ($5 or $10) or pay for data by the megabyte (around $0.05 to $0.25 depending on country) if you’re traveling overseas with Xfinity Mobile.
It’s hard to beat Xfinity Mobile’s low prices, but if you’re already subscribed to other streaming services or regularly travel overseas, look at the bonus add-ons you’ll get from competing providers to ensure you get the best deal.
Xfinity Mobile separates itself from the smartphone provider pack with upsides like its lack of activation fees along with tiered discounts on its Unlimited plan. While features like its 20 GB data cap are nothing to write home about, Xfinity internet customers who want to save on their smartphone bill will find a lot to like with Xfinity Mobile.
To evaluate Xfinity Mobile, we analyzed data including customer feedback, pricing, and our annual internet customer satisfaction survey. We also compared Xfinity Mobile to operators including Spectrum Mobile, Optimum Mobile, and Verizon Wireless to see how Xfinity Mobile stacked up to the competition.
For more on our methodology, see our How We Rank page.