Cable giant Comcast offers cellular plans on Verizon network

April 06, 2017 - 9:31 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast will start selling cellphone plans in the coming months, using a network it's leasing from Verizon.

Many subscribers will save money, especially if they don't use a lot of data. Only Comcast internet customers can sign up.

Comcast says its wireless service is aimed at holding onto its customers. Comcast's key competitors — AT&T's DirecTV and Verizon's FiOS — are part of companies with wireless offerings.

The best deals will go to Comcast's highest-tier customers. A family of four could get unlimited data for $180 a month combined, the same as Verizon. For customers who don't qualify for the special pricing, unlimited data for four lines will cost $260.

For customers who don't need a lot of cellular data, Comcast charges a flat rate of $12 per gigabyte.

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