The official answer is that the first 100mb per billing period. Not per gig. So you essentially won't get a $12 charge until you pass that 100mb. Seriously that WILL be hard to not pass. You should turn off roaming data for starters It's under the cellular tab in your phone settings. Then find roaming and set it to voice only. I use just under a gig each month so I pay for just my $12 but I still need to turn it on from time to time. They have WiFi everywhere but not "everywhere" I go.
Yes keep data services off if you don't want to pay for data. I was just looking at my monthly wifi usage and I used 10GB's in a month. 4 GB's running the speedtest.net alone!!! And only 2 GB's on Youtube.
To OP, I understand your concern and this is what Xfinity Mobile has not been clear about. I played a bit with their plan charges as compared with other carriers on this page: https://www.xfinity.com/mobile/plan . I fugured out that as soon as we pass the 100MB free data mark, XM will start to charge us $12 for the 1st GB which includes the free 100MB. As soon as we pass the 1GB mark, and NOT 1.1GB, we will be charged for the 2nd GB, which will bring the total we've got to pay for data at this point to $24 (2 x $12/GB ). Note that there will be no partial refunds, meaning we will pay $12/GB even though we might not use up the extra 1GB.
Unless XM reps have something to say differently about this, that's what/how I believe XM is charging us on the By the Gig plan.
Yes I think you have that exactly right. The first 100MB isn't actually free but on loan. If you don't use more than 100MB no extra charge. But if you go over the 100MB mark then that 100MB is part of the first GB.
Assuming a single line on the By-The-Gig plan, after 100MB of free data is used, a $12 charge will be added to the account.
Question: When will the account be charged a second $12? After 1GB of usage, or 1.1 GB of usage?
To put it another way, does the first $12 charge give 1Gig of data, or just 900 megabytes?
The XFINITY Mobile plan comes with 100MB built in. Meaning, if you stay at 100MB or below, you will not have a service charge (just pay the cost of the phone +taxes if applicable). Otherwise, it is $12 per Gig of data. If you use 1.1 GB of data, for example, you will be charged an additional $12 for the additional gig (we round up to the nearest Gig).
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