03-31-2020 04:04 PM
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  1. recDNA's Avatar
    So I've made the leap and gone for Xfinity Mobile.

    Anyone else? If there is already an official thread here I missed it.

    I've signed up for one iPhone and one Samsung Galaxy S8. I had to pay basically list price, but I think the $12 per G data plan will help me hit breakeven in 18 months. If the service is terrible, I'll take my lumps and get a new plan where I can bring the phones or sell the phones to someone.

    Should be interesting anyway.

    Phones are due Tuesday. I'll report on my experience as it goes.
    Any gb limitations on wifi tethering from LTE to computer?
    03-27-2018 04:33 PM
  2. recDNA's Avatar
    is lte reception really as good as vzw?
    03-28-2018 03:33 PM
  3. recDNA's Avatar
    Anybody?
    04-26-2018 01:45 PM
  4. derekgraham78's Avatar
    I’ve found the signal quality to be equally as good as Verizon and I live in rural Michigan.
    recDNA likes this.
    04-26-2018 02:55 PM
  5. recDNA's Avatar
    I’ve found the signal quality to be equally as good as Verizon and I live in rural Michigan.
    Thanks for the 411
    04-27-2018 08:36 AM
  6. recDNA's Avatar
    Someone from Utah posted on a website his reception not as good as with VZW. Not close according to him. He claims even near VZW towers he gets bars but no signal.

    Anybody else have experience?
    05-09-2018 08:02 PM
  7. SammyWoo's Avatar
    OK dudes, you are aware this xfinity, as well as tracfone, blah-blah, other than the Big-Threes are cellular RESELLERS, they often offer cheaper rates AS LONG AS you are aware of their limitations. Signal strength DOES NOT equal to signal quality, even though xfinity use Verizon towers, all(?) RESELLER customer knows your signal is given a lower priority than their "main" customers, most of the time this is OK, but don't think, there is free lunch. If you are able to deal with slow rates once in a while, this may save you money. Xfinity customer service seems spotty, check out forums.xfinity.com. BYOD at this time is iPhones only, if you want to use something else you must buy them from Xfinity if they offer the phone you like and it WILL BE LOCKED to xfinity until you pay the phone in full.
    05-17-2018 10:00 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    OK dudes, you are aware this xfinity, as well as tracfone, blah-blah, other than the Big-Threes are cellular RESELLERS, they often offer cheaper rates AS LONG AS you are aware of their limitations. Signal strength DOES NOT equal to signal quality, even though xfinity use Verizon towers, all(?) RESELLER customer knows your signal is given a lower priority than their "main" customers, most of the time this is OK, but don't think, there is free lunch. If you are able to deal with slow rates once in a while, this may save you money. Xfinity customer service seems spotty, check out forums.xfinity.com. BYOD at this time is iPhones only, if you want to use something else you must buy them from Xfinity if they offer the phone you like and it WILL BE LOCKED to xfinity until you pay the phone in full.
    Yeah all MVNO carriers are lower on the totem pole of priority compared to the main / post-paid customers.
    05-17-2018 10:55 PM
  9. recDNA's Avatar
    OK dudes, you are aware this xfinity, as well as tracfone, blah-blah, other than the Big-Threes are cellular RESELLERS, they often offer cheaper rates AS LONG AS you are aware of their limitations. Signal strength DOES NOT equal to signal quality, even though xfinity use Verizon towers, all(?) RESELLER customer knows your signal is given a lower priority than their "main" customers, most of the time this is OK, but don't think, there is free lunch. If you are able to deal with slow rates once in a while, this may save you money. Xfinity customer service seems spotty, check out forums.xfinity.com. BYOD at this time is iPhones only, if you want to use something else you must buy them from Xfinity if they offer the phone you like and it WILL BE LOCKED to xfinity until you pay the phone in full.
    This was exactly what I was trying to discover. I am vzw and do not wish to give up any aspect of signal strength quality bandwidth or whatever jargon means fast internet for streamping in 1080p
    05-24-2018 01:37 PM
  10. derekgraham78's Avatar
    Yeah all MVNO carriers are lower on the totem pole of priority compared to the main / post-paid customers.
    Hell where I live Verizon doesn’t even own and operate there “Towers” a rural teleco owns and operates all towers in the area whether you’re Verizon,T-Mobile,ATT,or Sprint.
    05-24-2018 02:30 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yeah that's common. My comment was strictly on MVNO versus actual post paid service. All MVNO carriers are lower on the totem pole versus the actual network.
    Hell where I live Verizon doesn’t even own and operate there “Towers” a rural teleco owns and operates all towers in the area whether you’re Verizon,T-Mobile,ATT,or Sprint.
    05-24-2018 02:49 PM
  12. recDNA's Avatar
    I can't believe how few posters who have XfinityMobile are willing to post their experiences here.
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    06-10-2018 11:53 AM
  13. TheJediGoddess's Avatar
    I can't believe how few posters who have XfinityMobile are willing to post their experiences here.
    Same. I'm considering making the leap! I don't use much data since I w@h now.
    06-18-2018 09:35 AM
  14. saxio's Avatar
    Whoever considering jumping to Xfinity, read this. I just got it today.



    Update on cellular video resolution and personal hotspots

    We wanted to let you know about two changes to your Xfinity Mobile service that'll go into effect in the coming weeks.
    Video resolution

    To help you conserve data, we've established 480p as the standard resolution for streaming video through cellular data. This can help you save money if you pay By the Gig and take longer to reach the 20 GB threshold if you have the Unlimited data option.

    Later this year, 720p video over cellular data will be available as a fee-based option with your service. In the meantime, you can request it on an interim basis at no charge. Learn more
    This update only affects video streaming over cellular data. You can continue to stream HD-quality video over WiFi, including at millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots.

    Personal hotspots

    If you have the Unlimited data option, your speeds on any device connected to a personal hotspot will not exceed 600 Kbps. At this speed, you'll conserve data so that it takes longer to reach the 20 GB threshold but you'll still be able to do many of the online activities you enjoy.

    Want faster speeds when using a personal hotspot? The By the Gig data option will continue to deliver 4G speeds for all data traffic.
    07-01-2018 01:34 PM
  15. recDNA's Avatar
    Whoever considering jumping to Xfinity, read this. I just got it today.



    Update on cellular video resolution and personal hotspots

    We wanted to let you know about two changes to your Xfinity Mobile service that'll go into effect in the coming weeks.
    Video resolution

    To help you conserve data, we've established 480p as the standard resolution for streaming video through cellular data. This can help you save money if you pay By the Gig and take longer to reach the 20 GB threshold if you have the Unlimited data option.

    Later this year, 720p video over cellular data will be available as a fee-based option with your service. In the meantime, you can request it on an interim basis at no charge. Learn more
    This update only affects video streaming over cellular data. You can continue to stream HD-quality video over WiFi, including at millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots.

    Personal hotspots

    If you have the Unlimited data option, your speeds on any device connected to a personal hotspot will not exceed 600 Kbps. At this speed, you'll conserve data so that it takes longer to reach the 20 GB threshold but you'll still be able to do many of the online activities you enjoy.

    Want faster speeds when using a personal hotspot? The By the Gig data option will continue to deliver 4G speeds for all data traffic.
    What terrible news. I've lost all interest in Xfinity. Much of my desire to switch was for unlimited with 1080p at a reasonable price. Now the price is going up and the res is going down. Thank God. I didn't quit Verizon.
    07-31-2018 12:34 PM
  16. RonW3's Avatar
    I recently switched from VZW to Xfinity Mobile and Could not be happier. We were in a 4GB plan with VZW for $90/month for 2 lines.
    My first XM bill was $16.00. I love it. They do piggy back on VZW network but you not paying them $20.00 per phone for network access like VZW. We brought over 2 iPhones we had from VZW. I would much rather use my Android phone. I hate iPhones.
    Last week I decided to try swapping my SIM card into my favorite Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Works like a charm. Only issue was I forgot to deregister my phone number from iMessage and FaceTime and could not receive texts or calls from anyone not calling from an iPhone. Once I did that all works great. Now I have my Android back in my hand and saving money to boot.
    nuangel2 likes this.
    08-26-2018 05:44 AM
  17. RonW3's Avatar
    I just put my Xfinity SIM card in my old Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and it works great. I did a Facebook Messenger chat with one of their reps. He said it would work but they can't offer support just yet if you have issues. That is supposedly coming by year's end.
    nuangel2 likes this.
    08-26-2018 05:49 AM
  18. themadscientist's Avatar
    I just put my Xfinity SIM card in my old Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and it works great. I did a Facebook Messenger chat with one of their reps. He said it would work but they can't offer support just yet if you have issues. That is supposedly coming by year's end.
    Yea when I sent off my s8 I popped my SIM in a zte cheapy for straight talk on Verizon and it worked fine. As long as they are Verizon enabled devices for the most part works out of the box
    10-02-2018 02:11 PM
  19. nuangel2's Avatar
    I just switched to xfinity.I brought over my Samsung S20 ultra .I am currently on t mobile pay 100/month for phone and Ipad with xfinity I will be paying 65 per month.will see how service is.
    03-31-2020 04:04 PM
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