Still have questions about Xfinity? Let’s see if we can help.
Does Comcast Xfinity offer COVID-19 relief?
Xfinity’s pledge to Keep Americans Connected officially ended on June 30, 2020. That means no more free unlimited data—but the ISP did permanently boost its data caps to 1.2 TB.
Additionally, Xfinity is continuing to offer a few resources that might help anyone still undergoing financial hardship due to COVID-19. These resources include:
Free Wi-Fi hotspot usage for anyone through the end of 2021
Two free months of Internet Essentials service for new customers, as long as you’re approved by June 30, 2021
Flexible payment options for customers whose income is affected by the coronavirus pandemic (be sure to chat with an Xfinity rep to let them know you may need a flexible payment plan)
What kind of modem does Xfinity use?
Almost always, Xfinity will give you an xFi Gateway modem and router combo if you choose to rent from it. There are various models of the xFi Gateway, and if you need to troubleshoot or get started setting yours up, we recommend checking out this xFi Gateway support page.
If you prefer to bring your own modem, you’ll need to make sure it’s a cable modem. And we’ve got Xfinity cable modem recommendations right here if you need help shopping.
Which router should I use with Xfinity?
We’re big fans of TP-Link and NETGEAR routers for our Xfinity internet service. You can see our specific Xfinity router recommendations in our guide.
How can I check my speed with Xfinity?
Our internet speed test will tell you your download and upload speeds and how much latency you experience.
Are Comcast and Xfinity the same thing?
Pretty much. “Comcast” and “Xfinity” are often used interchangeably, but Xfinity is specific to Comcast’s cable TV, internet, voice, mobile, and home security services.
What is Xfinity Blast! Pro and is it good for gaming?
The Blast! plan (formerly known as Blast! Pro Plus is available in all regions and offers 400 Mbps download speeds.
Those speeds should cover you no matter how hectic a battle you get into. Want to see how other ISPs compare when it comes to MMOs or FPS games? Check out our Best Internet for Gaming review.
Does Xfinity have bundles?
A perk to Xfinity is that it offers multiple services you can bundle together: internet, TV, home security, and mobile. Bundling is a great way to save money each month, and you may also find bundle-specific Xfinity discounts.
But aside from cable TV, Xfinity’s other home services might be a bust. Here’s what our fellow experts had to say about other Xfinity services:
Xfinity cable TV: “Xfinity might have a lot of fees, but at least you won’t be disappointed by Xfinity’s service. This cable TV company is reliable, widely available, and you’ll get most, if not all, of the channels you and your family want.” —Chantel Buchi, TV and streaming expert
Xfinity Home security system: “Xfinity Home’s prices are hard to pin down, most of the equipment lags behind other brands, and its customer service (through Comcast) may be the worst we’ve ever encountered.” —Brianne Sandorf, home security expert
Xfinity Mobile: “A solid, cheap [option] for those already in the Xfinity universe, though you have to deal with data throttling, slowdowns, and poor video streaming quality.” —Easton Smith, mobile expert
Does Xfinity have Wi-Fi hotspots?
Another major benefit Xfinity customers enjoy is thousands of wireless hotspots across the US. And if you’ve got Xfinity Mobile or a Performance internet plan or faster, you get Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspot access for free.
This is a huge boon if you’re on vacation and can’t find a Starbucks to siphon wireless internet off of. Not to mention access to all those Wi-Fi hotspots is a lifesaver if your home internet goes down and you’ve got an assignment due the next morning.
You can access the wireless hotspots through the Xfinity Wi-Fi app, which uses your Xfinity username and password.
Can I get Xfinity internet only? How much does it cost?
Yes, you can get Xfinity internet without TV or other services. The cost for just Xfinity internet depends on where you live, but in general the price ranges from $29.99–$79.99 a month in the Northeast, $19.99–$70.00 a month in the West, and $25.00–$70.00 a month in the Central US.
Does Xfinity offer student internet packages?
Xfinity doesn’t offer a specific student internet package, but it does regularly offer student discounts.
Comcast also offers a low-cost internet plan called Internet Essentials, which costs $9.95 a month for 50 Mbps speeds. Families with students may qualify for this plan if someone in your household is enrolled in a program like the National School Lunch Program.
Is Xfinity internet unlimited?
No, sadly Xfinity internet doesn’t come with unlimited data. Instead, your data is capped at 1.2 TB each month with options to buy more data if you need it.
How can I get $10 a month internet?
Comcast Xfinity offers internet for about $10 a month with its Internet Essentials plan. The cost is $9.95 a month, and you get 50 Mbps download speeds. To get it, you’ll need to meet eligibility requirements, such as the following:
You or someone in your household is enrolled in housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, the National School Lunch Program, or others
You haven’t had Xfinity internet within the last 90 days
P.S. If you owe money on a past Xfinity internet bill, you may still qualify.
How fast is Comcast $10 internet?
Comcast’s $10 (technically $9.95 a month) Internet Essentials plan gets you 50 Mbps download speeds.
How can I get unlimited internet for free?
There are quite a few ways to get free internet, but you may or may not run into data caps along the way. We don’t know of any truly free internet plan with unlimited data though.