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Comcast is introducing new data plans for its Xfinity Mobile customers that add free 5G service, the company announced on Monday. 5G access will be included on Xfinity’s new unlimited and gig-based plans, and existing customers will have the option to opt in to a 5G plan.
Xfinity Mobile is an MVNO that relies on Verizon’s network for service; its 5G plans will similarly rely on Verizon’s own 5G network. Verizon’s network only offers support for mmWave 5G, which has faster speeds than the sub-6GHz version of 5G but with less range. Other carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile offer a combination of mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G depending on the area.
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