Comcast is a major force in the telecommunications industry because of its large service area and the sheer number of customers it has served. If you've ever researched internet packages, Comcast has likely come up.
The company's regular rates start at $49.95 per month. You can bundle TV, phone, and home security services with its internet.
The Comcast Company has two major parts: Comcast Cable and NBC Universal. These two parts work together to bring all of the various types of media to homes across the United States.
Xfinity is a part of Comcast Cable and brings phone, TV service, home automation, and high-speed internet to customers. A variety of package options are available depending on the speeds and features accessible in your area.
Xfinity has a commitment to great service that is backed by a money-back guarantee.
Xfinity Internet offers some of the highest speeds in the industry. Its internet plans are organized by speed.
Some plans may not be available in some areas. Pricing may also vary depending on your location and desired contract length, and these prices can change depending on your timing.
Equipment, installation, and activation fees also apply in some cases. More on that below.
Since Xfinity is a large entity in the ISP industry, it covers a huge area across the United States: it's available in 39 states. With that large area coverage comes a lot of variation in upload speeds and download speeds available to you.
Xfinity doesn't have solid available speeds until it conducts a speed test for a specific address. This can be an obstacle if you're looking at internet options but aren't certain about your future zip code.
But, it's also a benefit because customers don't have to pay a fee for a certain speed package unavailable in their area. The price for an internet plan depends on the internet speed that's available; you won't overpay for Mbps that you're not receiving in your location.
When choosing a speed, you should consider whether multiple devices will access the internet. Xfinity provides general package information to give you an idea of what you might pay for certain areas.
Along with quick internet speeds for reasonable prices, Xfinity also promises internet security.
Xfinity has partnered with Norton Antivirus to bring their customers online protection. These security measures are easily downloaded onto any computer or device once the you've chosen your package.
The cost for this software is included in the monthly Xfinity bill. There is no additional charge for this security service.
Free security is a big bonus which could keep you safe from theft and viruses.
Like many other internet service providers, Xfinity offers additional services, like cable, in addition to its high-speed internet.
But if you think cable is antiquated, that's not your only bundling option with Xfinity. Xfinity has the option for customers to stream hundreds of channels and videos to view in their own homes through Xfinity TV service, the Xfinity Stream app, Xfinity Instant TV, or Xfinity Cable TV.
Xfinity packages offer the customer more than one of these services. If you choose to add on more services through Xfinity, they're typically bundled at a lower price. This is a huge benefit if you're hunting for several new services, but it's a downside if you're not.
If you strictly want internet service, you might be missing out on some promotions and better deals.
If you don't plan on staying with Xfinity, or if you plan on moving shortly, you can choose an Xfinity plan with no contract. Customers who choose this option will pay a higher monthly rate, but this is a convenient choice for those who dislike being locked into a contract that may raise rates.
Xfinity does not offer unlimited data. It has implemented data limits. Some of these data caps are as high as 1 TB.
Xfinity also requires a one- to two-year contract on many of its packages. Some other internet service providers do not have data limits or require contracts, so if you're wary of committing to an ISP long-term, so this may offputting.
Xfinity's service has a few costs that customers consider hidden fees. While these aren't technically "hidden fees" because they are mentioned in Xfinity's contracts, users sometimes see them as abrupt and unfair:
More fees might apply depending on your plan. Check your specific Xfinity package, and be aware that many rates are negotiable.
While Xfinity is available in 39 states, some of its competitors are available in all 50. These variables can be a disadvantage and a reason that customers search for other internet service providers for their needs.
There are many times when it is slow or poor availablility.
Their cable boxes are not consistently reliable. Have to reboot them often as once per week.
Very reliable and fast download speeds, I would give a 5 start if they would offer residential upload speeds greater than 10 Mbps
Terrible customer service. Spotty internet
Xfinity provides my internet, tv, and home phone. I have had them for years. Very few problems, and if something does go wrong I get help on line or even a service call very quickly.
Very fast. No problems. Reasonable rates.
They raise their rates very often AND charge different rates to different homes on the same street.
Because they keep raising prices and service never gets any better.
Too expensive for the spotty service we receive.
It works. I bundle Phone, TV, Internet and Security. I think I get a good service
COMCAST IN GENERAL GOES OUT TOO FREQUENTLY
Toni L Hite
Pricing options are outrageous. I need the internet and hardly watch TV but if I get the basic version it costs just as much as having all the channels.
I had no problems, but the fees kept going higher.
cost, variable speed, don't always get the download speed I am paying for
They were amazing for a long time and at one that me I would have given them 5 stars but lately it crashes and it slow.
Horrible customer service, constant service issues
Prices are too high and too many service interruptions.
limited amount of streaming data on internet service, if you go over, you have to pay for the higher tier and there is no warning. The signal is unreliable, it cuts out and I have to reconnect to the internet all the time, the three different tiers of speeds available is ridiculous as are their prices. Their customer service is for the most part terrible. I've had very few good experiences with them. They took over a year of my internet being out for hours at a time to realize I had an outdated modem that I rent from them and their updates weren't installing on my modem. How is this possible? Shouldn't they get error messages when rented equipment is not receiving the correct update or becomes outdated?
Wanda L Bento
Be careful! Prices increase almost quarterly. You agree to a plan but then they get you on all the other miscellaneous fees!!!!! And every year the price increases!!!! Monopoly?
Was suppose to work tonight and here at the house totally bewildered at midnight. My internet with COMCAST XFINITY has been on the fritz for the 6 month's I have had it. So two days ago spoke with them and it appeared the box was faulty. So we schedule today at noon for the box to be replaced. The guy arrives at 12:30 and the horror begins, He keeps telling me the line is bad. It ends up he destroys all of my working internet and TV's. 8 Hours later another contractor comes out and fixes everything back to where it is suppose to be. I have had it with comcast!!!!!!! ALL DAY COMCAST REALLY??? I still have a wire in my front yard that they never bury.
Overall our experience with Comcast was positive. I worked from home and needed to have an internet provider with fast speeds, that was dependable. There were only a handful of times that our internet was down. The only negative experience I had with Comcast was with their customer service department. I kept getting transferred to other departments and it to longer to get my issue resolved. Thankfully I didn't have to call very often.
This is probably the best internet service that we have gotten. The internet connection works a lot better than Comcast and the customer service is pretty good.
The internet is good, but the customer service is terrible.
I've never had problems with my internet with Comcast/Xfinity. It has been fast and reliable.
Internet works, but sometimes its kind of slow and goes out. I wish they'd give you a better router upon installation.
Expensive products and company's likes to gouge you when ever they can.
Fast and friendly service from everyone very helpful can understand all of the people service is fixed very fast
I have used the online chat customer service option several times. Each time, the representatives have been very helpful at resolving my internet issues. It was a lot faster than having to call and talk to someone. I would recommend everyone use the chat feature if possible!
The internet is the best for the price, but their customer service over the phones is the worst I've had to deal with in a long time. It takes hours to get anything done that way. If you want something it's best to just go to a store and talk to a person directly.
I've loved our Comcast Xfinity Internet. Its fast and reliable. The price is more expensive but you get what you pay for. All of the technicians who have come to fix issues or set things up have been professional and easy to work with.
poor customer service but its what there is
I've never had a good experience with Comcast Xfinity nor has anyone I know. Customer service doesn't know much or how to help, especially if you get some sort of deal through your HOA or through a 3rd party provider. The modem/router they provide is poor quality so when they say you're getting a certain speed it's only if you go out and buyer an expensive modem/router and even then you still won't get what you're paying for. They inflate that number as a possibility.
Unfortunately, this was a bad experience overall. I have not used Comcast Xfinity for about 2.5 years because I feel the service was so horrible - both towards me as a customer and the actual internet. The internet service constantly went out, and I had to reset the whole system in order to get it to work again. That is fine if it's something that needs to be done monthly or periodically, but every few days is too much. Additionally, I set up my automatic bill pay multiple times, and each time received a confirmation that it was set up. I did not receive paper bills, but was set up electronically, and each month would see the bill come through, knowing that it would remove from my account on the due date. Yet every three months, I would receive a shut-off warning for lack of payment. I'd go back to check that indeed, I had never been charged each month, even though I had confirmation that the bill pay had been set up. Each time I called customer service to get it sorted out, they all treated me like I had not set up the bill pay correctly, so that is why it did not work. When I provided the email confirmation, proving that it indeed was set up correctly, there was always other excuses as to why it was my fault it didn't work - my card had expired (it didn't), my bank had declined payment (they did not), etc. As soon as possible, I cancelled the service and found a local provider that provides a better service, at a better rate, and is happy to help with any questions or concerns (which has only happened twice in the last 2.5 years vs every month). Sadly (yet not surprisingly) I have zero desire to ever work with Comcast again, for any services.
Good reliable service. Not many problems, but if you have a problem, troubleshooting is a little hard.
I've been using Xfinity internet for a couple of months now and most of the time it runs really well, other times it will randomly go out for no reason. I feel like I'm spending too much for fast internet for it to go out for no reason.
Have a great selection of services. Hate the rate increases.
Comcast is very efficient. Whenever we call, they come really quick. They have competitive pricing too. We have our landlines and internet and TV from them, so we really like them.
My children tell me it's the worst service we have ever had. They can't get internet on their phones or x-box in the basement right under the modem. Yes, we tried an extender. Very frustrating since we switched from a reliable, good company to Xfinity because they claim to be the fastest. Unless you live in a 10x10 foot house, it does not perform. And they have to run ugly cables all through your house. Not worth it, stick with phone line internet!
We have had Comcast Internet for many years and are very happy with their service. We have not had any other servicer, so have nothing to compare it with. Only complaint about Comcast is that they are a big company and if you have any problems it's very difficult to get a hold of someone. And I also feel they cost is higher than it needs to be.
The customer service is awful - I have been messed over several times, and it is difficult to speak with someone who actually knows exactly what the problem is and how to fix it. I have been flat-out lied to by their reps saying I could return to my original plan when I had to up it for ONE MONTH. Then, I couldn't return to it and had to pay MORE. The coverage is sometimes spotty. The only thing I love about Xfinity Internet is the fact that there are hotspots for free all over. They are the only provider in my area, so I have to go with them, but they have some of the worst customer service I've ever experienced.
I've been using Xfinity for about a year now and it has been good so far. There are times where the internet slows way down, but it usually only lasts for about a minute or so. Other than that things have been really great.
I have been with xfinity for over a year now and I haven't had any issues until a sales rep called my phone and convinced me to upgrade to a bundle package with the total price being $50 and change including taxes, fees and auto pay/eco pay. I made sure to continuously ask that that was the final price and she agreed that it was. I accepted the offer and awaited my first bill with my faster internet and packaged deal. It seemed like an awesome deal! But.. when I received the bill it was almost $20 dollars higher than previously quoted! I decided to call customer service only to be told that if I wanted to go back to my previous service of just the internet that I would actually be paying MORE than my current bundle!! Evidently there is nothing that they can do for me and they just lost my business. No wonder your average is 1.2 stars. You profit off of lies and deceit.
I feel like we pay too much for what we get. Don't like that it's a forced package through the apartment complex - especially the cable.
I was duped into a technicality in a contract with Xfinity. I moved home after military service fully intending to bring along and use my Xfinity service, which I liked. When I arrived I was told Xfinity could not service my location, that my service would be terminated and backdated to the date I moved out and I would have a credit on my account. I was thrilled at that moment how smoothly the transition went and sad I had to lose Xfinity. I was in a temp rental at the time which only provided AT&T so I figured when I moved maybe I could get it back. Then a couple weeks later Xfinity direct debited my account for over $600! I called to find out it was an early termination fee. After further discussion a representative named Princess told me I had signed a contract stating if I moved out of their service area I would have to pay and I should have moved to an area that they serviced! My jaw dropped. I called my bank which is awesome and they said it was not right. They returned my money and started an investigation. A month later I thought all was good then I started getting letters and calls from collections to collect $560. I called Xfinity again only to speak to a lady who this time said that it was an invalid charge as I did not cancel but they could not provide me service. She stated the issue would be cleared from my account and she would notify collections that it was an invalid charge. Two weeks later collections is calling me again. Xfinity coming after me for $560! I called again and was sent to “the highest level” for over an hour of discussing. Relentless, they would not give up until the money was squeezed out of me. Given their multiple mistakes in telling me my account was cleared and even being told at one time I was getting a credit they decreased what I had to pay down to under $200. I was still not happy with that but I begrudgingly paid to protect my credit. I am now in a home that Xfinity services. You tell me, would you come back to them after that?
I have generally been pleased with Xfinity as our Internet provider. I am pleased with the speed but too often (more than once a day) I get the "no internet connection" message and have to take the time to reconnect. I'm almost always able to reconnect within a minute or two, but it's frustrating and time consuming.
In my experience, Comcast Internet has been fast and reliable. My roommates and I each have multiple devices on it and we've never had any major issues with it.
For a long time, and still is the case in a lot of places in Utah, the only internet options were Comcast and CenturyLink. Comcast was the better choice out of the two. Comcast offered higher internet that didn't cut out as often. They were a bit more expensive, but worth it. I no longer have Comcast however, and am happier with what I have now.
Comcast isn't the worst place to get internet but it sure isn't the best. Internet speeds are okay but at our house, you need to be pretty close to the router for it to be a good connection and then sometimes even then it can get bad, when more than 3 or 4 people are using the same internet. Costumer service is okay, they will fix stuff when they schedule it but getting a hold of the right branch of customer service is not an easy task.
Expensive but fast. I had comcast for a few years now. Their customer service is great, never had a problem with them. The internet is super fast, however it's not the cheapest way to go.
I thought Comcast was pretty great, the internet seemed fast. We only needed our daughter a couple of times to fix the internet, so that was nice. I think the best an internet provider can do is make you forget that there is internet. When the speed is so fast, and you never have down time- you almost forget that internet is even involved at all. That's when you know you have good service, the kind that doesn't make you scream and tear your hair out.