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Comcast’s wi-fi service, Xfinity Cell, is altering the pricing construction on its limitless plans. The corporate will now low cost extra strains on its limitless plan: a single-line plan will nonetheless price $45 monthly, however extra strains turn out to be cheaper the extra you add. With 4 strains on a plan, you’ll pay $30 monthly per line. That’s in distinction to a earlier coverage of charging the identical price per line, whatever the variety of strains on a plan — a apply touted on its web site as lately as yesterday.
The corporate factors out that its $45 monthly limitless plan continues to be cheaper than single-line plans among the many main wi-fi carriers, which is true: postpaid limitless plans from the massive three price between $60 and $70 monthly.
However it’s additionally price noting that Xfinity Cell reduces speeds on all of its limitless plans as soon as a consumer reaches 20GB of knowledge monthly, which isn’t one thing you’ll see on the main carriers’ plans. That’s separate from the short-term slowdowns prospects would possibly expertise when the community is busy, which is a reasonably widespread coverage throughout community suppliers.
Costs for its “By the Gig” metered plans stay the identical: 1GB for $15, 3GB for $30, and 10GB for $60. It’s additionally nonetheless attainable to combine data-capped and limitless strains on the identical plan. This isn’t the primary time Xfinity Cell, which operates on Verizon’s community, has modified pricing insurance policies: in 2019, it started charging a price so as to add HD streaming to accounts. Beforehand, it had capped streaming video decision at 480p however would waive this limitation for free of charge on request.
To be honest, each this modification and the brand new limitless plan pricing construction observe customary practices throughout the trade. Most limitless plans restrict streaming video to 480p, and all main wi-fi carriers cost extra per line on single versus multiple-line plans. For a change, Comcast isn’t inventing inventive new methods to make your invoice extra complicated — it’s simply going with the move.
Disclosure: Comcast is an investor in Vox Media, The Verge’s guardian firm.