"Even Comcast is selling unlimited data with its Xfinity Mobile service"
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Even Comcast is selling unlimited data with its Xfinity Mobile service
Comcast is jumping into the wireless world.
The largest cable provider in the U.S. is now selling mobile phone service.
It's called Xfinity Mobile, and it's launching in the middle of this year.
Comcast did not actually build out its own network.
Instead, it is using Verizon's network And blending that coverage with Comcast's existing 16 million WiFi hotspots.
Now, not anyone can get this service.
It is limited to those who already do get Comcast home internet service.
That means, areas without Comcast, like New York and Los Angeles are ineligible.
Comcast has roughly 29 million existing customers.
And hopes to convince those customers to tack on another service with its attractive pricing bundles.
Yeah, it's always about that bundle.
Unlimited data can cost $65 or $45 a line, depending on how much the person already pays for home Internet.
And there's also the option to pay for data a la carte, at $12 a gig And sharing that data across all devices in a family, but Comcast is not doing much else to convince you to switch, for example it's not going to pay your early termination fees.
Internet providers are hungry to watch over you on every network you're using To consume their media.
We're seeing the same thing over at AT&T and Verizon.
Both are also creating media and selling you the access to watch it.
Comcast says it will be selling the service on the latest Apple, Samsung, and LG smartphones.
And the idea is that the phone could instantly log into your xfinity tv account to stream video from your phone.
I'm Bridget Carey.
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