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Comcast to launch pay-as-you-go Xfinity TV service

Comcast_Xfinity_prepaid-2-starter-kitUS operator Comcast has unveiled plans to launch Xfinity-branded pay-as-you-go TV and internet services later this year.

Comcast said the Xfinity Prepaid Services will be available without a credit check or contract, with users able to ‘refill’ their subscription any time they want for either seven or 30 days.

A one-time set-up fee will cover the cost of equipment like a WiFi modem, Digital Television Adapter, or remote control, and will include a complimentary 30 days of service.

Xfinity Prepaid Services are due to launch this year in Illinois, Michigan, Georgia, Florida and Indiana and will be offered everywhere in the Comcast footprint by the end of 2017.

“We want to create an easy, pay-as-you-go option for people who want more flexibility and predictability when buying our services,” said Marcien Jenckes, executive vice-president, consumer services, Comcast Cable.

At the same time Comcast has signed a deal with no-contract US mobile phone provider, Boost Mobile, which will offer Xfinity Prepaid at select Boost Mobile locations later this year and at all 4,400 Boost Mobile locations within Comcast’s service area by the end of next year.

“Our partnership with Boost Mobile will give Xfinity Prepaid customers even more places where they can conveniently sign-up and pay-as-they-go,” said Jenckes.