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Sat, Dec 5, 2020 9:00 AM

Flex is free, but X1 is $7.50/month

How is it the case that Comcast gives away the same Xi6 box they charge TV customers to use?

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CCAndrew

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6 m ago

It’s used as streaming box with limited channels. Same type of box, different uses
simpki

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6 m ago

There’s no technical justification for that claim. The xfinity stream app is free and receives the same linear content over IP. Charging an outlet fee for a box you give away to a different customer class is a pure cash grab.
comc25

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6 m ago

Flex isn’t really ‘free’ because you must rent their modem ($14+/month) in order to use it. Many customers buy their modem outright for about $100 to avoid that fee but that would prevent them from using Flex.

The ‘free’ stream apps will eventually have a monthly charge in a couple years as has been mentioned by Comcast.

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