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Xfinity Mobile Review: Plans, Pricing With Verizon Coverage—Worth It?

Xfinity’s mobile phone service offers nationwide 5G service and won’t break the bank.

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Low monthly rates
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Wide availability thanks to Verizon network
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No unlimited data plans
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Few new customer add-ons
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Low monthly rates
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Wide availability thanks to Verizon network
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No unlimited data plans
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Few new customer add-ons

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’s cell service.

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Why you should trust us. Our expert editors surveyed hundreds of Xfinity customers, researched pricing and speeds, tested Xfinity products, and then rated it on a five-star scale according to four essential criteria:

  • Bang for your buck: 3.75/5.00
  • Reliability: 3.77/5.00
  • Features: 3.5/5.00
  • Customer satisfaction: 3.52/5.00

Editorial star rating: 3.63/5.00

Is Xfinity Mobile actually Verizon?

Xfinity Mobile uses Verizon’s cellular network, so any Xfinity Mobile plan comes with convenient features like nationwide phone coverage and 5G support. Xfinity’s mobile plans are affordable compared to its competition. We also like that its cellphone plans are contract-free and include access to Xfinity’s hotspot network.

Xfinity Mobile’s By the Gig plan is best suited for families with basic cell phone needs. 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 is affordably priced and is a great fit if only a few family members want more data but can’t afford an Unlimited line.

Xfinity Mobile cell phone plans

Monthly price (single line) Monthly price (2–4 lines) Monthly price (5+ lines) Data allowance Details
By The Gig- 1 GB Shared Data* $20.00/mo. $20.00/mo. $20.00/mo. 1 GB shared data
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Unlimited $40.00/line $15.00/line $5.00/line 20 GB
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Unlimited Plus $50.00/line $25.00/line $15.00/line 30 GB
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*Xfinity internet required. Speeds will be reduced after 20 GB, 30 GB, or 50 GB of data usage per line, depending on your data plan. Unlimited Intro data may be temporarily slower than other traffic in times of congestion.

Xfinity Mobile’s two Unlimited plans have generously sized data caps of up to 30 GB before your speeds get throttled (1.5 Mbps for downloads, 750 Kbps for uploads). Xfinity Mobile’s data caps are in line with most of the competition. Spectrum Mobile offers a 30 GB plan, while Verizon includes a 50 GB cap.

To put this in perspective, my screen time is, on average, four hours per day, and I use about 2 GB of data per month.

Pro tip: Depending on where you live, Xfinity may offer a $40 bundle that includes a 300 Mbps internet plan and Xfinity Mobile. Check out our Xfinity deals guide to see if you qualify for the promotion.

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.

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.

But we wish Xfinity Mobile would’ve extended traffic prioritization to its Unlimited Plus plan—currently, the feature is limited to By the Gig. Traffic prioritization basically means that your internet speeds won’t significantly dip if you’re in an area with high network traffic like a sports stadium or train station.

I like how Xfinity offers internet, cable and mobile services on top of having a hotspot to connect to while traveling through the city.

Xfinity customer from Colorado

Xfinity Mobile has a couple of small fees

Xfinity (of all providers!) has shockingly few fees attached to its Xfinity Mobile service—you won’t even have to pay any activation or access fees. Xfinity charges two fees that are less than $5 per line, so nothing to break the bank.

But if you want to add a smartwatch or tablet to your mobile data plan, you’ll need to pay an additional $10 per month.

Because Xfinity Mobile requires Xfinity internet, you’ll get hit with a continuing $25 monthly fee if you leave Xfinity but want to keep Xfinity Mobile. But we like how Xfinity Mobile’s no-contract setup means you won’t have early termination fees if you cancel your cell service early.

What to look for in a mobile provider

For families shopping for cell phone 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.

Order a cellphone plan with the right amount of data for you

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 By the Gig plan. But if more than a few family members are regularly using their phones for Netflix shows and Reddit, consider getting the 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.

If you’re wondering if you should switch from T-Mobile to Xfinity’s Verizon network, we’re here to help with our T-Mobile vs. Xfinity mobile comparison page. 

Xfinity offers 30+ smartphone options during checkout

During your Xfinity Mobile checkout process, you can choose to use your current cellphone, or to get a new Apple, Google, Motorola, or Samsung smartphone.

This cell service also lets you trade in your current smartphone to contribute to your new one. Without a trade-in, make sure to budget for a monthly smartphone fee ranging from $5 to $75.

Here’s a quick rundown of the smartphones Xfinity currently offers: 

  • iPhone 13, 14, and 15 (Pro, Plus, and Max)
  • Pixel 7a, Pixel 8, and Pixel 8 Pro
  • razr, moto g (three types)
  • Galaxy S24, Galaxy S23, Galaxy Z, and other Galaxy models

Xfinity has 18M public Wi-Fi hotspots

With any Xfinity mobile plan, you can access any Xfinity hotspot, which can help prevent you from using up more data.

Xfinity’s hotspots hook you up with Wi-Fi when you’re out and about. Just check your phone’s Wi-Fi options and jump on the hotspot labeled XFINITY or xfinitywifi to get online and save your data when you’re reaching your limit.

Learn more about how to find Xfinity’s hotspots in our guide.

Xfinity Mobile deals are nonexistent

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 Max (formerly HBO Max) subscriptions and bundled international-use 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.

Bundling internet and cell phone service?

Cell phone and internet bundles are a popular way to lower your monthly bill. Check out our internet and cell phone bundle guide to learn more about the best deals.

So, is Xfinity Mobile worth it?

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. It also runs on a Verizon network, so you can expect reliability and affordability.

To get Xfinity cellphone service, you’ll have to bundle with Xfinity Internet. But that’s not a big deal since Xfinity is one of the best cable internet providers.

They're able to resolve my issues quickly. I have my mobile phone, internet and TV all with Comcast. I have been satisfied with the help I have received when I have an issue.

Xfinity customer in Pennsylvania
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Xfinity Mobile FAQ

Does Xfinity Mobile charge extra for 5G?

Xfinity Mobile does not charge extra for 5G service. 5G Nationwide and Ultra Wideband 5G are included for free with all Xfinity Mobile plans.

Is Xfinity Mobile good?

Xfinity Mobile offers good performance for a smartphone provider. Customers with 5G devices will have fast download speeds on Xfinity Mobile, and you won’t be locked into a contract for Xfinity Mobile service.

What network does Xfinity Mobile use?

Xfinity Mobile uses Verizon’s cell phone network, which offers nationwide coverage in the U.S. along with international roaming access.

What is Xfinity Mobile?

Xfinity Mobile is Xfinity’s cell phone service. Xfinity internet customers can bring their smartphones to Xfinity and get cell service for their entire family.

Why you should trust us

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.

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