If you’re searching for a new cell phone plan, you may have come across Xfinity Mobile.
Xfinity Mobile’s affordable cell phone plans can easily save families well over $500 per year on their cell phone bill.
However, you may wonder if Xfinity Mobile’s coverage will meet your expectations.
In this article, we will explore the coverage provided by Xfinity Mobile and compare it to other major carriers to help you make an informed decision.
Xfinity Mobile uses Verizon’s network to provide coverage.
If you have good Verizon coverage in your area, then you’ll have good Xfinity Mobile coverage.
You can check what specific coverage is like in your area using our maps below. The first map is an estimated coverage map of Xfinity Mobile’s coverage. The second map is a crowd-sourced map of Xfinity’s coverage area. It was created from over 1.6 million speed tests submitted by consumers looking to help others get a more accurate picture of what cell coverage is like in their area.
If you’re interested in contributing to the project, you can learn more here.
Check Xfinity Mobile coverage in your area by using the search bar in the coverage maps below:
The above data comes from the FCC’s National Broadband Map.
The FCC displays coverage data in terms of the percentage of area in the United States that each carrier covers.
Currently, the highest percentage of the area in the United States covered by a single network is 55%. This may seem like a smaller percentage than you would expect, but it’s because large areas of rural land where no one lives, like the vast wilderness of Alaska (17.5% of the total land area of the United States) remain uncovered.
We calculate the total square miles covered by the network by multiplying the percentage of area covered by the total area of the United States, which is 3,805,927 square miles as reported by the United States Census Bureau in 2010.
Xfinity Mobile uses the Verizon network to provide coverage.
Since Xfinity Mobile relies on Verizon, its coverage is essentially the same as that of Verizon.
This means that Xfinity Mobile offers extensive 4G LTE and 5G coverage across the country.
In addition to Verizon, all Xfinity Mobile customers get free access to Xfinity’s network of over 19 million Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide. Usage on Wi-Fi hotspots doesn’t count towards your plan’s' high-speed data allotment.
Xfinity Mobile offers nationwide 5G coverage on Verizon’s 5G network, which covers over 230 million people or just over 69% of the U.S. population.
Xfinity Mobile also includes access to both Verizon’s 5G Nationwide and 5G Ultra Wideband networks.
This means Xfinity Mobile customers can enjoy the fastest speeds Verizon’s network has to offer.
Xfinity Mobile has nationwide 4G LTE coverage thanks to Verizon’s robust 4G LTE network, which covers over 99% of Americans.
Xfinity Mobile uses Verizon towers, so coverage is the same between the two carriers.
Xfinity Mobile even gets access to Verizon’s domestic roaming partners.
Domestic roaming is where your phone uses a partner network for coverage in areas where your primary network doesn’t have service.
Most times, prepaid cell phone carriers don’t get access to the same domestic roaming agreements that are negotiated by the bigger carriers.
However, Xfinity Mobile actually does get access to domestic roaming.
All this means is you’ll have more coverage in more places.
You’ll have exactly the same coverage footprint as Verizon postpaid customers directly. You’ll even have more options for getting connected thanks to Xfinity Mobile’s extensive network of free Wi-Fi hotspots that you can use.
Check Verizon coverage in your area here.
Xfinity Mobile’s coverage is similar to AT&T’s coverage.
Xfinity Mobile’s LTE network covers 55% of the United States, which is about the same as AT&T’s LTE network, which also covers 55% of the U.S.
When it comes to 5G, Xfinity Mobile has a bit worse coverage than AT&T. Only 12% of the U.S. is covered by Xfinity Mobile 5G, whereas 31% is covered by AT&T 5G.
Data speeds are similar between the two carriers.
Ookla’s latest report shows both carriers got around 65-70 Mbps for their median download speeds, and around 7-10 Mbps for median upload speeds.
Xfinity Mobile and AT&T will likely be suitable choices for many consumers, particularly in cities and in more rural areas.
Xfinity Mobile does offer a slight advantage with its network of Wi-Fi hotspots though, which is something AT&T does not offer.
Check AT&T coverage in your area here.
When comparing Xfinity Mobile and T-Mobile coverage, it's essential to consider the extent of their network reach and the speed of their respective services.
Xfinity Mobile has a broader coverage in terms of overall reach, covering 55% of the United States, whereas T-Mobile covers 35%.
However, T-Mobile has a significantly larger 5G network, with 26% of the US covered, compared to Xfinity Mobile's 5G coverage of 12%.
In terms of data speeds, there is a noticeable difference between the two carriers.
According to Ookla’s latest report, Xfinity Mobile's median download speed stands at 69.01 Mbps, while its median upload speed is 9.33 Mbps.
On the other hand, T-Mobile boasts much faster median download and upload speeds, with 151.37 Mbps and 12.53 Mbps respectively.
The better network for you likely depends on your preferences. Xfinity Mobile provides a more extensive overall network coverage, making it a suitable choice for users who prioritize connectivity in a wider range of locations. In contrast, T-Mobile offers a larger 5G coverage area and significantly faster data speeds, making it an attractive option for those who want blazing fast speeds on their smartphone.
You can check T-Mobile coverage in your area here.
This data comes from the FCC:
This data comes from our community-contributed coverage map:
Xfinity Mobile runs off Verizon's towers for coverage.
Xfinity Mobile uses Verizon, which has the largest coverage area in America. For most people, yes, Xfinity Mobile's coverage will be good.
Xfinity Mobile offers 5G on both Verizon's Nationwide 5G network and Verizon's Ultra Wideband 5G network.
Xfinity Mobile offers coverage in Canada for $5 per day. You’ll get unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, and 512Mb of high-speed data per day.
Xfinity Mobile offers coverage in Mexico for $5 per day. You’ll get unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, and 512 MB of high-speed data per day.
Xfinity Mobile offers coverage in over 170 supported countries and destinations with their Global Travel Pass add-on. The Global Travel Pass add-on costs $10 per day and includes unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, and 512 MB of high-speed data per day.