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Xfinity wifi and Security

If I use Xfinity wifi on my android phone, is it secure?  I thought I once read a post on one of the forums here that you can make it secure, but I couldn't locate that post.  So, I called Comcast, and they told me there was no way to make this a secure connection.

 

TIA

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Re: Xfinity wifi and Security


anon86290 wrote:

geek46 wrote:

anon86290 wrote:

I assume that an Xfinity wifi connection will allow internet streaming (YouTube, radio music stations, videos, etc.) without incurring data use.  I use ATT.


If you are streaming using your Xfinity account, you will be using the data associated with your account on Xfinity and it will count towards your cap.


Oh.  Hmmm...let me get this straight.  So if I'm I'm logged on to an Xfinity wifi hotspot, and I stream a baseball game, it doesn't touch my ATT mobile data account, just my Xfinity data account, even though I'm using wifi?  I've never streamed using Xfinity wifi, so I have no idea what my allowed data amount is.  How do I find out?  Would that go against the same data allowance as when one downloads a movie over my home ethernet/wifi ?

 

Thanks


Short answer, YES...it all counts the same.  Almost all Markets are now on a 1TB data cap with the exception of an area near San Francisco last I heard.  YOu can view the 1TB announcement at this link:  http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Your-Home-Network/Terabyte-Internet-Data-Usage/m-p/2741624/highlight/true#M60622

 

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Re: Xfinity wifi and Security


anon86290 wrote:

If I use Xfinity wifi on my android phone, is it secure?  I thought I once read a post on one of the forums here that you can make it secure, but I couldn't locate that post.  So, I called Comcast, and they told me there was no way to make this a secure connection.

 

TIA


Perhaps this is the answer:

 

https://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/internet/secure-vs-open-xfinity-wifi

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Re: Xfinity wifi and Security

I assume that an Xfinity wifi connection will allow internet streaming (YouTube, radio music stations, videos, etc.) without incurring data use.  I use ATT.

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Re: Xfinity wifi and Security


anon86290 wrote:

I assume that an Xfinity wifi connection will allow internet streaming (YouTube, radio music stations, videos, etc.) without incurring data use.  I use ATT.


If you are streaming using your Xfinity account, you will be using the data associated with your account on Xfinity and it will count towards your cap.




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Re: Xfinity wifi and Security


geek46 wrote:

anon86290 wrote:

I assume that an Xfinity wifi connection will allow internet streaming (YouTube, radio music stations, videos, etc.) without incurring data use.  I use ATT.


If you are streaming using your Xfinity account, you will be using the data associated with your account on Xfinity and it will count towards your cap.


Oh.  Hmmm...let me get this straight.  So if I'm I'm logged on to an Xfinity wifi hotspot, and I stream a baseball game, it doesn't touch my ATT mobile data account, just my Xfinity data account, even though I'm using wifi?  I've never streamed using Xfinity wifi, so I have no idea what my allowed data amount is.  How do I find out?  Would that go against the same data allowance as when one downloads a movie over my home ethernet/wifi ?

 

Thanks

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Re: Xfinity wifi and Security


anon86290 wrote:

geek46 wrote:

anon86290 wrote:

I assume that an Xfinity wifi connection will allow internet streaming (YouTube, radio music stations, videos, etc.) without incurring data use.  I use ATT.


If you are streaming using your Xfinity account, you will be using the data associated with your account on Xfinity and it will count towards your cap.


Oh.  Hmmm...let me get this straight.  So if I'm I'm logged on to an Xfinity wifi hotspot, and I stream a baseball game, it doesn't touch my ATT mobile data account, just my Xfinity data account, even though I'm using wifi?  I've never streamed using Xfinity wifi, so I have no idea what my allowed data amount is.  How do I find out?  Would that go against the same data allowance as when one downloads a movie over my home ethernet/wifi ?

 

Thanks


Short answer, YES...it all counts the same.  Almost all Markets are now on a 1TB data cap with the exception of an area near San Francisco last I heard.  YOu can view the 1TB announcement at this link:  http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Your-Home-Network/Terabyte-Internet-Data-Usage/m-p/2741624/highlight/tr...

 




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Re: Xfinity wifi and Security


geek46 wrote: ... Almost all Markets are now on a 1TB data cap with the exception of an area near San Francisco last I heard. ...

Much of the Northeast isn't on the list . . . yet.  See https://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/internet/data-usage-find-area

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Re: Xfinity wifi and Security


geek46 wrote:

anon86290 wrote:

geek46 wrote:

anon86290 wrote:

I assume that an Xfinity wifi connection will allow internet streaming (YouTube, radio music stations, videos, etc.) without incurring data use.  I use ATT.


If you are streaming using your Xfinity account, you will be using the data associated with your account on Xfinity and it will count towards your cap.


Oh.  Hmmm...let me get this straight.  So if I'm I'm logged on to an Xfinity wifi hotspot, and I stream a baseball game, it doesn't touch my ATT mobile data account, just my Xfinity data account, even though I'm using wifi?  I've never streamed using Xfinity wifi, so I have no idea what my allowed data amount is.  How do I find out?  Would that go against the same data allowance as when one downloads a movie over my home ethernet/wifi ?

 

Thanks


Short answer, YES...it all counts the same.  Almost all Markets are now on a 1TB data cap with the exception of an area near San Francisco last I heard.  YOu can view the 1TB announcement at this link:  http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Your-Home-Network/Terabyte-Internet-Data-Usage/m-p/2741624/highlight/tr...

 


Thanks.  Coincidentally, Comcast just sent me an email advertising the new 1TB cap.  It showed my data usage averages 39MB a month.

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Re: Xfinity wifi and Security


anon86290 wrote:

geek46 wrote:

anon86290 wrote:

geek46 wrote:

anon86290 wrote:

I assume that an Xfinity wifi connection will allow internet streaming (YouTube, radio music stations, videos, etc.) without incurring data use.  I use ATT.


If you are streaming using your Xfinity account, you will be using the data associated with your account on Xfinity and it will count towards your cap.


Oh.  Hmmm...let me get this straight.  So if I'm I'm logged on to an Xfinity wifi hotspot, and I stream a baseball game, it doesn't touch my ATT mobile data account, just my Xfinity data account, even though I'm using wifi?  I've never streamed using Xfinity wifi, so I have no idea what my allowed data amount is.  How do I find out?  Would that go against the same data allowance as when one downloads a movie over my home ethernet/wifi ?

 

Thanks


Short answer, YES...it all counts the same.  Almost all Markets are now on a 1TB data cap with the exception of an area near San Francisco last I heard.  YOu can view the 1TB announcement at this link:  http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Your-Home-Network/Terabyte-Internet-Data-Usage/m-p/2741624/highlight/tr...

 


Thanks.  Coincidentally, Comcast just sent me an email advertising the new 1TB cap.  It showed my data usage averages 39MB a month.


A new FAQ for areas where the cap IS already effective and where the cap will change on Nov 1st, 2016 is here:  https://dataplan.xfinity.com/faq/




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