By Trae Jacobs,
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Verizon and Xfinity Mobile are competitors in the smartphone market. Customers can decide to switch from one to the other. You may wonder if any Verizon device will be compatible with Xfinity Mobile.
On average, all Verizon phones work on Xfinity Mobile, as long as they are unlocked. This is thanks to Xfinity Mobile using Verizon’s network. There are some things to check before bringing a Verizon phone to Xfinity Mobile, but it is usually easy.
If you have a Verizon phone and are considering switching to Xfinity Mobile, read on below to find out more about what the process entails.
Both Verizon and Xfinity Mobile offer exciting smartphone deals and wireless plans. Verizon customers may, at times, see that Xfinity Mobile plans are offering more benefits that may seem more catered to their use. In this case, they can consider switching to Xfinity from Verizon.
Any and all Verizon phones work on Xfinity mobile, as long as they’re unlocked. Unlocking a Verizon phone to transfer to Xfinity mobile is a simple process, as long as the phone is fully paid for.
Usually, before switching to Xfinity Mobile, new customers bringing their own devices are advised to unlock their phones, and Verizon users should do the same. Xfinity Mobile rents out the same network that Verizon uses, which makes all Verizon phones compatible, with few exceptions.
Customers switching from Verizon to Xfinity Mobile will find that bringing their smartphones, especially more recent iPhone and Android models, is a very straightforward process. Make sure that you are bringing either a fully unlocked Verizon phone with you.
The Xfinity Mobile platform was launched in 2018 and since then has been providing an alternative to those seeking out new phone plans. If you have a Verizon phone, you will easily be able to make the transition to the new network.
Verizon phones tend to all work when switching to Xfinity mobile, but here’s a more in-depth look at the process of bringing your phone to the network.
Before switching from Verizon to Xfinity Mobile, you should make sure that the phone is compatible. Per Xfinity, most models of Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, and iPhone are compatible with the network.
Bringing one of these devices over from Verizon is extra convenient because the networks used are the same. A device ready for use on Verizon will usually have a smooth transition to the Xfinity Mobile network.
To make sure that your Verizon phone is compatible with the Xfinity Mobile network, you can check the IMEI number of the device on the Xfinity website.
Usually, if you have fully paid for your Verizon phone, the company will easily unlock the device for you. Check with Verizon first to check if you are eligible to have your phone unlocked, then proceed with this process once you can.
Unlocking your Verizon phone before switching to Xfinity Mobile will ensure that you’ll be able to continue using the phone on the new network without a hitch. If you have an iPhone, you will have to do a backup followed by a factory reset once the unlocking process is done.
To switch to the Xfinity Mobile network, you’ll require a SIM card from the company. You can order one online or purchase one at an Xfinity Mobile authorized store. After that, your new Xfinity Mobile billing cycle will start once the SIM card is active or a week after it is shipped.
Your new Xfinity Mobile SIM card will grant you access to the features of your new smartphone plan.
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When you bring your Verizon phone to Xfinity Mobile, you will be able to select which data plan works best for you. The two options offered by Xfinity Mobile are the Unlimited data plan and the By the Gig data plan.
Choosing between them will depend on how much data you generally use. If you have access to Wi-Fi networks throughout your day, you won’t need as much data and can save on the plan. If you depend on having data access, you may be better off paying for the unlimited.
This is part of how you can personalize your new Xfinity Mobile experience on your Verizon phone.
Once you have your Xfinity Mobile SIM card, you will be able to activate the service and start enjoying the benefits on your Verizon phone. The activation process will only take a few minutes and can be done from your new Xfinity mobile account.
Before you activate your new Xfinity Mobile service, make sure to back up your phone and save any voicemails you may be attached to. Once the activation process starts, you will be asked to log back into your Google account or your Apple ID credentials.
You will then be able to enjoy the Xfinity Mobile service on your Verizon phone.
All Verizon phones work on Xfinity Mobile if they are unlocked, especially if they are more recent smartphone models. You can easily check your