You Can Now Bring These Android Phones to Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile

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You Can Now Bring These Android Phones to Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile

Comcast’s mobile carrier, Xfinity Mobile, is finally opening its doors to Android devices—but not all Android devices.

Previously, those looking to sign up for the company’s reasonably priced mobile service had to buy a new smartphone as part of the sign-up process. Starting in January of last year, Comcast allowed iPhone owners to bring their existing phones to its mobile carrier. And, now, Android owners (finally) get the same privileges.

The catch? You can’t bring any ol’ Android device to Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile. Your device, as of when we published this article, has to be an unlocked Samsung device. And not just any unlocked Samsung device will do. You can only bring a Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, Note 9, or Note 8. (You’ll definitely want to check your specific device’s compatibility before you start your service.)

You’ll note the incredible omission of Samsung’s flagship S10e, S10, and S10+ smartphones on that list. Comcast says that it plans to allow users to bring other Android devices—hopefully these—later this year.

Is Xfinity Mobile even a good deal?

Xfinity Mobile coverage map—thanks, Verizon!

Xfinity Mobile coverage map—thanks, Verizon!
Screenshot: David Murphy (Xfinity Mobile)

First, let’s talk sugar. Specifically, Comcast is sweetening up its service by offering Android owners a $100 prepaid card for bringing their compatible devices to Xfinity Mobile, starting service, and porting their number over. Not bad, so long as you take advantage of that offer by August 4.

As for Xfinity Mobile itself, you first have to be an Xfinity internet customer to subscribe to Comcast’s mobile carrier—no surprise there, but that limits the pool of potential people if Comcast internet isn’t offered in your area (or you choose not to use it).

Xfinity Mobile piggybacks on Verizon’s network, which might be great if you have solid

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