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Xfinity Mobile adds new 5G data plans, launches service in Spokane

UPDATED: Mon., May 18, 2020

Comcast announced Monday its rolling out 5G service in Spokane through Xfinity Mobile, which uses Verizon’s millimeter wave network. (Courtesy photo)
Comcast announced Monday its rolling out 5G service in Spokane through Xfinity Mobile, which uses Verizon’s millimeter wave network. (Courtesy photo)

Comcast has launched new data plans for its cellphone service, Xfinity Mobile, that will allow customers to obtain 5G speeds using Verizon’s millimeter wave network.

The new plans, announced Monday, are available at no extra charge but require users to be subscribers of Xfinity internet.

Customers can choose from two 5G data plans, which include “by the gig” shared data starting at 1 GB for $15, 3GB for $30 and 10GB for $60. An unlimited data plan is available for $45 per month, according to a company news release.

Xfinity Mobile offers two phones compatible with 5G service: Samsung Galaxy S20+ and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Additional devices will be added in the future, according to Comcast.

Users can update their plans to include the new 5G service on Xfinity’s mobile app.

Xfinity Mobile’s 5G service is available in 34 cities nationwide, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Miami and Washington, D.C., with plans to expand 5G nationwide in the future, according to the company.

Xfinity Mobile is the latest provider to roll out 5G service in Spokane in the past year.

AT&T launched low-band 5G service in February that is about two times faster than LTE service. In December, T-Mobile launched low-band service, while Verizon rolled out its Ultra Wideband network in select neighborhoods that is capable of speeds between 400 megabits per second to 1 gigabit per second.

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