The largest cable company in the US, Comcast last week unveiled some details about its forthcoming WiFi-first mobile service offering, Xfinity Mobile that will operate over Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Comcast entered into MVNO partnership with Verizon back in 2011.
In addition the service which is expected to be launched by mid-2017 can auto-connect to its own 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots. According to Comcast, up to eighty percent of smartphone data traffic in the U.S. travels over Wi-Fi, making Wi-Fi a key solution to today’s mobile data consumption.
The new mobile service will be priced at $65 per line, for up to five lines for an unlimited data plan, but only $45 per line for those with internet and TV bundles from Comcast.