Comcast Announces Plans to Roll Out Xfinity Prepaid Services
The pay-as-you-go option will be available later this year in five states and everywhere by 2017. A new partnership with Boost Mobile will provide a new retail point-of-purchase option.
Comcast today announced plans to roll out Xfinity Prepaid Services, a pay-as-you-go offering that lets people sign-up for TV or Internet service and "refill" their subscription any time they would like, for either seven or 30 days. The TV and Internet services, which come without a credit check or contract, will be available later this year starting in Illinois, Michigan, Georgia, Florida and Indiana and offered everywhere within the Comcast footprint by the end of 2017.
Additionally, Comcast has signed a deal with Boost Mobile, a leader in the no-contract wireless industry, to offer Xfinity Prepaid at select Boost Mobile locations later this year and all 4,400 Boost Mobile locations within Comcast’s service area by the end of next year.
People who do not have a savings or checking account, what the FDIC refers to as "unbanked," might be especially interested in Xfinity Prepaid Services. According to the FDIC, nearly 10 million U.S. households are unbanked and another 25 million are underbanked.
"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."
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. All pricing and package options can be found at www.xfinityprepaid.com.
"We are excited to partner with Comcast and provide easy access to video and broadband services to our Boost Mobile customers," said Jim Hyde, President, Boost Mobile. "Through our unique distribution model, we provide benefits to both our customers and our retail partners."
To sign-up for Xfinity Prepaid Services or refill, customers can go online, call 855-75-PREPAID or visit the website to find the retail location closest to them.
About Boost Mobile
Established in 2002, Boost Mobile, part of the Sprint Prepaid Group, redefines value for wireless consumers with more data for less and no long-term commitment to a subscription contract. Operating on the Nationwide Sprint 3G Network for data and the Nationwide Sprint Network for voice services, both reaching more than 281 million people respectively, as well as the nationwide Sprint 4G LTE Network, which reaches more than 280 million people. Its award-winning customer service has been recognized more than eight times. Learn more about Boost Mobile online on Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter.
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.