Xfinity Mobile Launches Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) For First Android Smartphones
Customers can get $100 when they bring select, unlocked Samsung Galaxy models; Additional devices expected later in 2019.
Comcast today announced that Xfinity Internet customers can now bring their own Android-based devices to Xfinity Mobile by visiting Xfinity Store locations across the country. Initially, Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, Note 9 and Note 8 models qualify for BYOD, and Comcast expects to be able to activate additional Android-based devices on the Xfinity Mobile network later in 2019.
From July 16 to August 4, customers can get a $100 prepaid card when they bring their own eligible Android phone, activate a new line, and port their number to Xfinity Mobile. Devices that don’t qualify may also be eligible to be traded in for a gift card, which can be used to bring down the cost of upgrading to a new device.
“By expanding our BYOD capabilities to Android-based smartphones, we’re enabling more Xfinity Internet customers to take advantage of the flexibility and savings Xfinity Mobile offers while keeping the phone they already know and love,” said Billy Stephens, Senior Vice President of Wireless Devices for Xfinity Mobile. “Consumers are holding onto their phones longer, and we’re looking forward to continuing to expand the lineup of Android devices customers can bring to our network in the near future.”
Xfinity Mobile is available to Xfinity Internet customers, and includes up to five lines of unlimited nationwide talk and text, and no phone line access fees. Customers and can choose from two straightforward data options for smartphones and tablets – By the Gig or Unlimited. Unlike other providers, Xfinity Mobile gives customers the flexibility to mix-and-match data options per user on an account, and switch any line on an account between data options, at any time during their billing cycle. These features, plus the ability to access millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots for free, are helping Xfinity Mobile customers save hundreds of dollars per year on their wireless bills.