Comcast today introduced Xfinity Prepaid, their pay-as-you-go service for both TV and internet. The no credit check, no contract service will be implemented nationwide by the end of next year.
According to the FDIC, nearly 10 million U.S. households are unbanked and another 25 million are underbanked. Xfinity Prepaid is positioned to reach that target with flexible refill options, and payment locations. The service also signals a new partnership with the popular no-contract mobile services provider, Boost Mobile. Users will be able to refill their service for as little as 7-days or 30 days at one of Boost Mobiles 4,400 locations.
Consumers interested in Xfinity Prepaid Services pay a one-time set-up fee that includes all necessary equipment like a Wi-Fi modem, Digital Television Adapter (DTA), or remote control, and a complimentary 30 days of service. Prepaid customers can then pay-as-they-go and “refill” their service at any time, for either seven or 30 days. There are no limitations on the number of times the service can be renewed and customers can refill services on their own schedule. Comcast provides a discount for people who sign-up for both TV and Internet service at the same time.
This move signals a growing shift in the cable industry to meet the changing needs and interests of today’s consumers.
“We want to create an easy, pay-as-you-go option for people who want more flexibility and predictability when buying our services,” said Marcien Jenckes, Executive Vice President, Consumer Services, Comcast Cable. “And our partnership with Boost Mobile will give Xfinity Prepaid customers even more places where they can conveniently sign-up and pay-as-they-go.”
Xfinity Prepaid will be rolled out in Illinois, Michigan, Georgia, Florida and Indiana by the end of this year. Nationwide access to the new service will be available by the end of 2017.
XFINITY Prepaid Service cannot be used at an address that has an active billed-service account with Comcast.
For additional details visit www.xfinityprepaid.com
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