Who says billboards aren’t effective?
*not this guy*
Heading over to York one day, I noticed a billboard for Xfinity Mobile. I thought perhaps they were marketing an app or something, so I didn’t give it a second thought. After seeing the same billboard a few more times, it dawned on me that this was mobile phone service.
As loyal Xfinity Internet customers since moving to our “tiny” house, we took a gander at the Xfinity Mobile website to see what was going on.
What Xfinity Mobile Includes (Free)
- up to and including 5 lines, no fees
- unlimited talk and text, no fees
- 100 MB data, no fees
- Bring your own device, no fees
What Xfinity Mobile Includes (Extra)
- Shared data by the gig, $12/month OR
- Unlimited data per line, $45/month
How Much Money We Saved Switching to Xfinity Mobile
Between my cell phone line, which was with Ting Mobile, and Garrett’s cell phone and iPad lines with Verizon (both for work), we were spending in excess of $130 each month.
Update: Garrett quit his job, so now we work together on our marketing business.
Since we ported our numbers over to Xfinity Mobile and cancelled service for the iPad, we’re now paying $12 per month plus taxes and fees. For our first month of service, our total bill was $18.94.
We save more than $111 each month. Whoa!
Easy to Switch to Xfinity Mobile
Since we’re already Xfinity Internet customers, switching our cell service was easy. Great news since I was worried about service disruption!
To begin the process, I contacted customer service ahead of time to see what I’d need. Very, very glad I did this. To switch from another carrier to Xfinity, we needed my Ting account number and port-out pin. With that information in hand, I scheduled an appointment in the local Xfinity store for the very next day.
Customer service at the store was top notch. I checked in. No wait. Immediately, the customer service rep got to work to verify my iPhone was compatible (yes!) and then began the porting process, which took about 10 minutes.
After applying my digital signature and inputting payment method, it was official, so I went home and cancelled my Ting account. (We had a good run, Ting. No complaints.)
Living with Xfinity Mobile
Since Xfinity Mobile is backed by Verizon, I have great coverage. Garrett noticed that the sound was clearer, too.
On the data side of things, we’re often at home or at the office where there are wifi networks, so we don’t use much in the way of data. Even if we had to go with one unlimited line, the price is still a fraction of what we were paying before.
Now, it hasn’t been all roses. There was a moment in late June when I questioned our decision when there was a nationwide Comcast/Verizon outage. Yikes! For a few days, we were without service and while it was rather peaceful, it makes it hard to run a business. HA!
Overall, I’m satisfied with our phone service and the customer service we’ve received so far. Highly recommend!
P.S. Our friends at Freedom is Groovy launched an Etsy store selling FI t-shirts. We spent a little of our cell phone savings on a t-shirt. Follow us on Instagram to be the first to see what we bought!