Comcast's wireless phone service coming later this year

The rumors about the launch of Comcast's wireless phone service were confirmed back in September 2016, and now more details surface. The service would use both Comcast WiFi hotspots and Verizon's LTE network, being expected to launch in stages, starting this summer.
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Comcast will add later this year wireless phone services to its existing cable TV/Internet offers. What started as a rumor was confirmed by the company's CEO in September 2016 and now, as part of the quarterly financial results, new information about the upcoming services surfaces via official channels.

While the launch window remains as accurate as "the middle of the year" for now, Comcast's executives revealed that the service would be introduced gradually, thus allowing the company to "learn and adapt along the way." On the other hand, Comcast plans to operate like the existing wireless carriers, its approach being "to purchase the phones and collect payments."

In addition to the above, it comes naturally for Comcast to offer wireless services bundled with the existing TV/Internet offers. The company is happy with its Verizon Wireless partnership and has confirmed that 5G capabilities would soon be tested. The new service is expected to debut using a combination of Comcast WiFi hotspots and Verizon LTE, and this is it for now. More details might surface in the coming months, so stay tuned.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-30 (Update: 2017-01-30)
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