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    Cool Xfinity Mobile BYOD for Select Apple unlocked iPhones starts today

    Xfinity Mobile BYOD for Select Apple unlocked iPhones
    As of Today Xfinity Mobile has opened up the Bring Your Own Device option for in store Activation of a New Line on New or Existing Service for Apple iPhone Products


    https://www.xfinity.com/mobile/suppo...xfinity-mobile
    Last edited by ROLLTIDE; 01-08-2018 at 01:53 PM.

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    Oh this is awesome news I can put my back up line back on Xfinity. Thanks for the info!

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    Btw were did you read about this? I’m curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by punisherbv View Post
    Btw were did you read about this? I’m curious
    https://www.xfinity.com/mobile/suppo...xfinity-mobile

    There is also a thread on Slickdeals where I got the above link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by punisherbv View Post
    Btw were did you read about this? I’m curious
    https://www.xfinity.com/mobile/suppo...xfinity-mobile

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    Nice!! Good stuff!

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    Any way to get new service without a credit check ?

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    Can I bring my Android?

    We’re still working behind the scenes to enable customers to bring their own Androids to XFINITY Mobile. At this time, it's not possible.
    Should read: Not at this time, because we are technologically incompetent.
    Unlike many TF Inc. Subs in recent weeks, months now a year+ TF Inc. not showing much love to their TF service customers, especially BYOP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROLLTIDE View Post
    Any way to get new service without a credit check ?
    guess not .................

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls61 View Post
    Should read: Not at this time, because we are technologically incompetent.
    Apple is the most well known platform to start out with, think about it.
    Last edited by martin_j001; 01-11-2018 at 04:03 AM.

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    I'd love to have Xfinity Mobile on Verizon towers unlimited everything for $45 but the only thing is they require you to get their internet and it isn't available in my area

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharp99 View Post
    Apple is the most well known platform to start out with, think about it.
    I wouldn't put past it past the Xfinity folks to be taking their time or a bit of incompetence, but there is some truth to iPhones being "easier" in terms of BYOD — an unlocked iPhone with capable bands (note that they exclude older models and the models with Intel modems on their BYOD information page) is sort of a blank slate (no carrier-specific mods, no bloatware, and generally one code base), so I'm guessing they would just have to add its IMEI/ESN information to their database, pop in a SIM card, and everything would work as expected. If I remember correctly, they were pre-installing the Mobile Configuration Profile that automatically connected to their hotspots (just like you can download with the Xfinity Hotspots app), to lessen cellular data usage, so I wonder if the SIM card or a carrier update will trigger that.

    I have no issues with Android as a platform and think there's quite a few excellent devices out there, but BYOD does get somewhat difficult from an ease-of-use standpoint when some of the carriers muck up firmware or there are different hardware versions of the same device. Probably for their target market especially, they don't want to deal with the support that entails if someone brings a device that is 80% supported. I'm hoping that devices like the Pixels will sort of move things away from that direction as a whole.
    Last edited by martin_j001; 01-11-2018 at 04:03 AM.

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    Can automatic hotspot connecting be turned off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randian View Post
    Can automatic hotspot connecting be turned off?
    Yes there’s a way to turn off auto join settings I’ve seen it before

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    There is nothing truly unique to the XM devices they sell, other proprietary branding and pre-installed apps or what they ultimately offer as a service.
    BYOD SIM or a simple ESN swap is the most basic service an MVNO can offer for either android or iPhone. If anything the iPhone is more difficult for an MVNO to provision than is Android. I would say the majority of provisioning issues discussed revolve around iPhones.

    XM is not a Carrier, they are a Service Provider that uses Verizon infrastructure just like the many other VZW MVNOs do, so it is ludicrous to make excuses that it is somehow some major challenge for XM to also offer such a basic service.
    Not all iPhones are compatible and why they have a ESN check Tool. A carrier Agnostic Android is most likely less an issue than an iPhone and an " Unlocked" post-paid VZW Branded Android device shouldn't be an issue.

    My 2c

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