Pay-As-You-Go Option Lets Consumers “Refill” Service Any Time, For
Seven or 30 Days
PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced that Xfinity
Prepaid Internet Service is now available everywhere within the
company’s service area. The pay-as-you-go offering lets consumers sign
up for Xfinity Internet service and “refill” any time they would like,
for either seven or 30 days. The Xfinity Internet service comes without
a credit check or annual contract and is available online,
at select Xfinity stores and participating Boost
Mobile retail locations.
“This offering is all about providing customers a flexible and
predictable service that can accommodate individual lifestyles and
financial needs,” said John Dixon, VP, Consumer Services Group at
Comcast. “Our prepaid service gives people more control over their
monthly bills and lets families get easy Internet access for their home
whenever they want it.”
People who do not have a savings or checking account, what the FDIC
refers to as “unbanked,” might be especially interested in Xfinity
Prepaid Internet Service. Approximately 9
million U.S. households were unbanked in 2015 and an additional 24.5
million were underbanked, meaning they had a bank account but also
obtained financial products and services outside of the banking system.
Last year, Comcast formed a partnership with Boost Mobile, a leader in
the no-contract wireless industry, to offer customers a
point-of-purchase option to purchase Xfinity Prepaid Internet. In
addition, Boost Mobile customers receive a $5 discount on Xfinity
Prepaid Internet refills. Currently, there are more than 800
participating Boost Mobile stores in states including Pennsylvania,
Michigan, and Texas, and Xfinity Prepaid services are expected to be
available in more than 4,000 Boost Mobile stores across Comcast’s
footprint by the end of the year.
Consumers interested in Xfinity Prepaid Internet pay a one-time starter
kit fee that includes all necessary equipment, like a wireless gateway,
and 30 days of service. There are no limitations on the number of times
the service can be renewed and customers can refill services on their
own schedule. All pricing and package options can be found at www.xfinityprepaid.com.
Prices may vary at retail stores.
Comcast expects to relaunch an Xfinity Prepaid Video Service across the
company’s footprint later this year as well.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet
and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and
also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in
technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest
broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video,
communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation
(Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com
for more information.
Jeannette Castaneda, 215-286-4933