Xfinity Mobile Improves its Family Plan Discounts
Xfinity Mobile, the MVNO exclusively for Comcast Xfinity home internet customers, has changed its multi-line discounts to provide greater value, but with an unusual structure. The base rate for one line remains the same $45/month. However the new multi-line discount drops the rate to just $30/month/line for a family plan of two, three, or four lines. Previously, the rate dropped progressively with each additional line, a common scheme among US carriers. With this change, two- and three-line plans are now significantly cheaper, while four-lines plans remain the same. Also, additional lines (beyond four) are now just $20/month/line.
Aug 17, 2020
Verizon has tweaked its unlimited plans to include more value at the same prices. The Just Kids plan now includes unlimited 4G data instead of a set 5GB.
Apr 15, 2021
Xfinity Mobile, the Comcast MVNO for Xfinity home internet customers, today introduced discounts for accounts with multiple lines. The discounts are greater for more lines, similar to what many other US carriers offer.
Jun 16, 2022
Verizon has launched a new "Mobile+Home Discount" for customers who use the any of company's home internet services and also have a "premium" 5G Unlimited mobile service plan with Verizon. The $25/month discount brings the cost of a basic 300 Mbps FiOS plan down to just $25/month (with AutoPay).
Feb 22, 2021
T-Mobile today introduced a new premium service plan called "Magenta Max", that offers truly unlimited "premium" (full-speed 5G or 4G) data. Before today, T-Mobile's top-end "Magenta Plus" plan offered up to 50 GB of full-speed data, after which speeds could be restricted.
Oct 30, 2019
AT&T is introducing new unlimited plans that drop the live and on-demand TV package included with the existing Unlimited &More plans. Accounting for that and other minor changes, pricing stays about the same, with unlimited plan choices (and price points) increasing from two to three.
Xfinity Mobile fudges price comparison to T-Mobile
T-Mobile charges $45/1 line for its Base Essentials plan, not $60. So Xfinity does NOT cost less for 1 line.
For 3 or 4 lines, the *regular* T-Mobile Essentials plan cost the same as Xfinity for 3 or 4 lines, $90* and $120. T-Mobile Essentials consistently has much better phone discounts than Xfinity short-term promotions.
Xfinity throttles data after 20 GB of monthly data use; speeds are reduced to a maximum of 1.5 Mbps download/750 kbps upload. During network congestion T-Mobile de-prioritizes Essentials data compared to its more expensive plans and again after 50GB/month.
*third line free promo has been running for more than 3 years.