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Xfinity Prepaid Internet

Use our research to see if Xfinity’s prepaid internet service fits your home internet needs.

Price: $15/wk. or $45/mo.
Download speed: Up to 50 Mbps
Equipment cost: $35

Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Everyone needs internet access, but no one likes to deal with lengthy internet contracts or surprise price increases. Xfinity Prepaid Internet offers consistency with its flat-rate and no-contract pricing, but you’ll have fewer features compared to regular Xfinity internet subscribers.

If you don’t need the fastest internet speeds and don’t want to deal with credit checks or a long-term contract, read on to find out more about the Xfinity Prepaid Internet service.

Xfinity Prepaid Internet features

Pros

  • Simple billing with flat-rate pricing
  • No contracts
  • Decent internet speeds

Cons

  • Requires a $35 starter kit
  • Doesn’t give you access to Xfinity’s Wi-Fi hotspot network

Xfinity Prepaid Internet pricing and plans

Payment amount
$15*
$45*
Additional internet access
7 days
30 days

*Requires a $35 modem purchase.

To get Xfinity Prepaid Internet installed, you’ll first need to buy Xfinity Prepaid’s $35 starter kit. The package includes 30 days of internet access and a combo cable modem/Wi-Fi router that wirelessly connects your home devices to the internet.

Like with typical prepaid services, you’ll pay to reload your Xfinity Prepaid Internet access for as long as you want internet service.

It’ll cost $45 for 30 days of internet access or $15 for 7 days of internet access. The 30-day internet package gets you more internet access for less money. But if you only need short-term internet access, Xfinity’s 7-day internet package offers flexibility.

You can refill your service using a credit card, debit card, prepaid card, or cash at Xfinity Prepaid Internet’s website and your local Xfinity store.

Xfinity Prepaid Internet customers can also sign up for Xfinity Prepaid Instant TV, which offers prepaid live TV streaming for $22 to $57 per month.

Xfinity Prepaid Internet speeds

With maximum download and upload speeds of 50 Mbps and 5 Mbps, Xfinity Prepaid Internet doesn’t offer blazing fast internet performance. But the internet service will be enough for one person or small households that only browse the web or occasionally watch videos.

At $45 per month for 50 Mbps download speeds, Xfinity Prepaid Internet can potentially be a deal if cost and no-contract flexibility is more important to you than internet speed.

Maximum download speed Cost (year one) Cost (year two)
50 Mbps $45.00/mo.* $45.00/mo. View plan
25 Mbps $19.99/mo.† $56.00/mo. View plan
100 Mbps $34.99/mo.† $76.00/mo. View plan

* Requires a $35 modem purchase.
† For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement.

Xfinity’s non-prepaid 25 Mbps and 100 Mbps internet plans are initially better deals ($20–$40 per month, depending on your location). But after a year, Xfinity Prepaid Internet’s flat $45 fee will cost you less than either of the other plans ($56–$76 per month, depending on your location).

Xfinity Prepaid Internet downsides

Xfinity Prepaid Internet’s availability varies by state, so you’ll need to check your address to make sure you can sign up for the service.

Unlike standard Xfinity customers, prepaid customers can’t use their own internet modem or connect to Xfinity’s Wi-Fi hotspot network. To set the service up, you’ll have to use the Xfinity wireless gateway that comes with Xfinity’s $35 starter kit.

Xfinity Prepaid Internet has only one 50 Mbps package, and it can be limiting if your family’s internet needs ever increase. If your household starts regularly taking video calls or watching videos online, your internet performance will start to slow down, and you might need a non-prepaid Xfinity internet plan with faster download speeds.

Xfinity Prepaid Internet installation

For Xfinity Prepaid Internet, you’ll have to handle the installation yourself, but self-installation isn’t too difficult if you’ve ever set up a desktop computer or TV.

  1. Take out the Xfinity wireless gateway/modem from your starter kit.
  2. Connect your wireless gateway to a coaxial wall jack using the kit’s coaxial cable. The coaxial cable has a circular plug with a small wire in the center. Pick a wall jack that’s located in a central area of your home to help ensure a consistent wireless signal.
  3. Connect your combo router/modem to a power outlet using the power adapter. The gateway’s power jack will be located on the device’s backside.
  4. Connect your device to the gateway’s wireless network. Your network’s password and name will be on a sticker on the gateway’s backside.
  5. Open up a web browser on your device. The browser should automatically redirect to Xfinity’s website, but visit Xfinity Prepaid Internet’s site if your browser doesn’t automatically send you there.
  6. Go through the setup wizard to finish the installation process.

Check out our full Xfinity installation guide if you need additional help getting your internet to work.

Final take

For customers who need no-contract flexibility and low costs more than internet performance, Xfinity Prepaid Internet offers straightforward value. You’ll pay one rate and get one internet speed for as long as you want prepaid Xfinity internet service.

But Xfinity Prepaid Internet isn’t the best option for large families or customers who need fast internet performance because the service has only one 50 Mbps internet package.

Xfinity Prepaid Internet FAQ

Is Xfinity Prepaid Internet unlimited?

Xfinity Prepaid Internet doesn’t have unlimited data. You’ll have a 1 TB monthly data cap, but with Xfinity Prepaid Internet’s 50 Mbps download speed, you’re highly unlikely to hit the service’s data limit.

What’s the number for Xfinity Prepaid?

Xfinity’s prepaid service doesn’t have its own customer service phone number, but for assistance, you can contact Xfinity or visit a local Xfinity store.

How many devices can you connect to Xfinity Prepaid Internet?

The Xfinity Prepaid Internet wireless gateway is like a normal Wi-Fi router, so there’s no hard limit on the number of wireless devices you can use.

But with Xfinity Prepaid Internet’s low download speed, your performance might begin to slow down when you have more than three to four people regularly streaming video and downloading files.

Where can I buy the Xfinity Prepaid Internet Starter Kit?

You can order the starter kit online from Xfinity or visit your local Xfinity store.