Xfinity Mobile vs. T-Mobile plans and pricing
Xfinity Mobile is attractive for existing customers, but T-Mobile offers better unlimited data
Between T-Mobile and Xfinity Mobile there are over a dozen different cell phone plans to choose from. This can be a little bit overwhelming for customers, which is why we’ve broken down our comparison review into three parts: unlimited plans, data plans, and family plans.
Let’s begin with everyone’s favorite, unlimited data plans.
We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Not all unlimited data plans are, in fact, truly unlimited. In fact, most of them have a sort of soft data cap. After you hit that data cap, your speeds can be significantly reduced.
And there are other important differences between unlimited data plans. Some come with hotspot data and others don’t. Some plans give you nice perks, like international calling and free subscriptions, while others are just bare bones.
In general, T-Mobile’s plans tend to offer more truly unlimited data options and more of the neat features. However, they also cost more. Here’s a look at the carrier’s variety of unlimited data plans.
T-Mobile unlimited data plans
T-Mobile’s six different unlimited data plans have some key differences. The lower-end plans, like Essentials Savings and Essentials, have data caps of 50GB. After you hit that limit, your data will be deprioritized.
On the higher end, you have plans like Go5G, Magenta, and Magenta MAX. These plans come with 100GB or more of high speed data, plus tons of hotspot data and other nifty perks. If you have the cash, these are some of the very best plans on the market from any cellular provider.
If you’re not interested in dropping almost $100 a month on your cell phone plan, then you might find Xfinity Mobile’s plans more appealing. The company’s mix of affordability and performance is one of the reasons it tops our list of the best cell phone plans.
Here’s a peek at Xfinity’s unlimited data plan options.
Xfinity Mobile unlimited data plans
Of course, the biggest drawback with all of Xfinity’s plans are the data caps, which are the following:
- Unlimited Intro Data Option: 20GB
- Unlimited Plus Data Option: 30GB
- Unlimited Premium Data Option: 40GB
You’ll also miss out on some other perks with Xfinity, like free subscriptions and high amounts of hotspot data. The Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Premium plans will give you 5GB and 15GB of hotspot data, respectively, but that’s still a far cry behind T-Mobile’s offerings.
T-Mobile’s prices are top-shelf, but so are its extra features. Here’s a list of some of the features you can get with the higher-tier plans.
- 40GB mobile hotspot data
- Free Netflix subscription
- Unlimited calls and international messaging
- Unlimited 4K UHD video streaming
- Free in-flight texting
- Free AAA membership
- Get thanked for being a customer with T-Mobile Tuesdays
Not everyone needs an unlimited data plan. If you only use a few basic apps, like Google Maps, Instagram, and maybe a little bit of TikTok, then a limited data plan might be the way to go. Both Xfinity Mobile and T-Mobile offer decent limited data plans.
Here’s a look at the data plan options from T-Mobile. All of these plans come with unlimited talk and text.
T-Mobile Wireless limited data plans
For $25 a month you can get 6.5GB of high-speed data that works as a mobile hotspot. That’s a great deal for teenagers, seniors, and others who aren’t totally addicted to their phones like the rest of us.
Xfinity Mobile also has a couple of decently priced data plans for those who don’t need unlimited data. You can do a by-the-gig plan that just charges you for the data you use. Here are a couple of examples of how much that plan costs if you use 1 or 3GB of data per month.
Xfinity Mobile limited data plans
With Xfinity Mobile, you can also use your data as a mobile hotspot, which is great for those who travel a lot for work or like to spend time in a camper van or RV.
We say it all the time: Family plans are where it’s at. There’s simply no better way to get a good deal on your cell phone bill. Just bundle up with your kids, spouse, aunt, cousin, or housemates to get a killer deal from either Xfinity or T-Mobile.
Here’s a glimpse at T-Mobile’s family plan discounts.
It’s hard to exaggerate how great these T-Mobile deals are. Normally, the Magenta MAX plan (which is one of the very best plans available from any carrier) costs a whopping $85 a month. When you bundle up with four lines it goes down to just $200 a month (or $50 per line). You can’t argue with a deal like that.
Xfinity Mobile also has some (somewhat less) great deals for customers who choose multi-line plans.
Xfinity Mobile family plans
Normally, you’d have to dish out $65 a month for one line on the Premium Data Option. But when you go with four lines it costs just $200, or $50 a month. It’s still not as great as T-Mobile’s Magenta MAX deal, but it’s nothing to sneeze at.