Xfinity Mobile is now letting prospective customers bring their current (compatible) iPhones to the wireless service. Launched last year, Xfinity Mobile uses Verizon’s network and offers a pay per GB plan as well as a $45/month unlimited option.
Comcast/Xfinity shared the news in a press release today. The company is launching the BYOD option for the majority of iPhone models.
Select, unlocked iPhone models can be activated on the Xfinity Mobile network, and devices that don’t qualify may be eligible to be traded in for a gift card equal to the value of the phone, which can be used to bring down the cost of upgrading to a new device.
Xfinity Mobile is unique in that it offers customers an option to pay $12/GB without any extra device line fees (as long as you have another Xfinity service). The other plan choice is $45/line for unlimited data with throttling starting at 20GB.
“With the introduction of BYOD, we now have a convenient way for iPhone users to switch to Xfinity Mobile and get access to the best 4G LTE network plus 18 million WiFi hotspots without having to purchase a new phone,” said Rui Costa, vice president of product management and customer experience for Xfinity Mobile. “A core tenet of Xfinity Mobile is that it’s simple and easy, and our in-store BYOD experience will be no different,” added Costa. “We are committed to simplifying the mobile experience from the moment a customer signs up, through activation and account management.”
Keep in mind your iPhone will need CDMA functionality to port to Xfinity Mobile. The company has a compatibility checker on its website. Xfinity also sells new iPhones with installment plans and at full price.