Xfinity Mobile is opening up its BYOD availability, at least just a little.
Previously confined to recent Apple iPhone models, Comcast’s MVNO-based mobile service will now be open to unlocked Samsung Galaxy models S9, S9 Plus, S8, S8 Plus, Note 9 and Note 8.
There are some caveats. Many phones sold through T-Mobile and AT&T won’t work on the service, which is based on a mobile virtual network operator agreement with Verizon. Comcast did say that owners of ineligible Android phones who trade them in, and port over their existing phone number, before Aug. 4 will receive a $100 gift card.
Comcast said it will add BYOD capability to additional Android handsets later this year.
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