Xfinity pros and cons
With speeds up to 2 gigabits per second (2,000 Mbps), Xfinity by Comcast offers the fastest internet speeds in the country. Of course, extremely fast speeds like this aren’t available everywhere, and most people don’t need that much speed anyway.
As far as pricing goes, Xfinity services aren’t what we’d call inexpensive. If you run a cost comparison, most of Xfinity’s services are in the middle-to-high range. The company does offer some bargain services, though, like Xfinity Mobile.
One of the best things about Xfinity’s internet service (besides being superfast) is that it includes access to over 12 million Wi-Fi hotspots in the nation.
- Blazing fast download speeds
- Over 12 million Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the US
- Bundle discounts
- Higher-than-average prices
- Poorly rated customer service
- Low competition in some markets
Xfinity internet, TV, home phone, and bundling
Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. Data as of 01/15/20.
You can get a bundle with just the services you want and, in most cases, this means you’ll end up saving a bit of cash every month.
In general, Xfinity packages in the mid-price ranges offer the best value. The more channels you add and the faster your internet speed, the more you’ll pay. The starter packages usually don’t offer the best value.
Xfinity is the fastest internet in most parts of the country. Available speeds vary based on your location, since Xfinity’s fiber network hasn’t been built out nationwide yet. But that’s okay for now, since most residential homes don’t need fiber speeds anyway. Coming in at less than $50 per month, the Performance Pro package is a winner. It’s fast enough for video streaming on up to eight devices at the same time. Find out more on the Xfinity internet page.
Originally founded as a cable company in the 1960s, Comcast continues to offer cable TV service under the brand name Xfinity. The Xfinity Preferred TV package gives you 220 digital channels to choose from, including STARZ® ENCORE, NFL Network, Discovery, TNT, History, Disney, BBC America, and more. We picked this package because it delivers sports and movies, without a premium price tag. Learn about TV packages here.
Xfinity Mobile lets you pack in savings on your cellphone plan if you’re up to some hotspotting. Although it’s only available to Xfinity internet customers, this cellphone plan is worth checking out. Discover the pros and cons of on our Xfinity Mobile page.
Although originally known for cable TV service (under the name Comcast), Xfinity offers five different services for your home: internet, cable TV, home phone, mobile phone, and home security services. Bundle the services you need to streamline your bills, avoid extra installation fees, and save money.
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Xfinity charges set monthly rates for most of their services, although there are some additional cable TV fees you’ll want to watch out for. If you’re not familiar with the rising cost of cable TV fees, you might get sticker shock the first few months.
Most of Xfinity’s services require you to rent an Xfi Wireless Gateway (a modem/router combo), which costs $11 per month. As an alternative to renting, you can buy your own.
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Xfinity is available in 39 states and counting, which means it’s one of the larger internet service and cable providers in the country. Although Xfinity has had low customer service ratings in the past, Xfinity customer service ratings bumped up last year according to J.D. Power ratings.
While we really like Xfinity’s Wi-Fi hotspot network, Xfinity services are on the pricier side. Still, if you’re looking for the fastest internet in the US, Xfinity is sure to please.