Xfinity Prepaid Internet Service is now available everywhere within Comcast’s service area, including here in Washington. 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 two gents you see above were responsible for the first sale of Prepaid in Washington, at a Boost Mobile store in Lakewood.
“This offering is all about providing customers a flexible and predictable service that can accommodate individual lifestyles and financial needs,” said John Dixon, vice president, 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.
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.