Today, Comcast has officially begun rolling out its Xfinity prepaid internet service for all customers. This allows customers to secure service in advance for internet access with plans starting at just 7-days. Comcast will be offering its latest project via Boost Mobile as an $80 start kit. For the price, you’ll receive a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with a built-in wireless router, as well as $30 of service.
There are two plans available to choose from at the outset, with a 7-day package running $15 and a full month going for $45. Download speeds are rated at 10Mbps, while upload comes in at 1Mbps. Of course, real world performance is likely to vary by location and environment. Boost Mobile customers can cash in on a $5 credit on each refill, sweetening the deal even further.
Comcast plans on initially launching its new prepaid service in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas and Michigan with additional states coming by the end of the year. Learn more about Xfinity prepaid internet on the official launch page.
You must be at least 18 years of age, live in a Comcast-ready home, and be in an area where this service is offered. Also, your address cannot have an active Comcast or XFINITY account. Check here to see if XFINITY Prepaid Service is currently available at your address. XFINITY Prepaid Service cannot be used at an address that has an active billed-service account with Comcast. The Starter Kit includes a Wireless Gateway, all necessary cables and an activation code for 30 days of XFINITY service. Additional service refills cost $15 for 7 days or $45 for 30 days.
Source: The Verge