Xfinity Rewards Diamond members who also subscribe to Comcast’s Gigabit Internet will have early access to the company’s next-generation gateway. The device offers multi-gigabit per second speeds and can power “a house full of hundreds of connected devices all at once,” according to Comcast.
The gateway won’t be available to the public until next month. Xfinity Rewards members can get early access through the Xfinity App or online.
Xfinity positions early access to the gateway as one of the benefits of Xfinity Rewards, which is free to join. Some other benefits are $1 movie rentals, discounts at Universal Parks & Resorts, early access to technology, Live Stream events and tickets to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in New York City.
Benefits are available as soon as customers sign up and are designated as silver, gold, platinum or diamond tier members. The tier level corresponds to how long they have been a Comcast customer and determines which benefits are available to them.
Product discounts and perks include as much as $150 towards an Xfinity Mobile device and as much as $100 toward new or existing Xfinity Mobile service.
“The entire Xfinity Rewards experience has been shaped and inspired by our customers. They told us they wanted meaningful rewards rooted in unforgettable experiences, so we’ve brought together the best of Comcast NBCUniversal to deliver just that,” Jason Wicht, Comcast Senior Vice President of Growth Operations, said in a press release. “Xfinity Rewards truly speaks to our mission to connect people to more of what they love, with the most innovative technology available anywhere, while giving back and saying thanks – just for being a customer.”
Earlier this week, Comcast said that any tier of its Xfinity Internet service is eligible for benefits through its participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The government program pays as much as $30 toward the cost of broadband for low-income households. The benefit is $75 on tribal lands. It also offers as much as $100 per household for a tablet, laptop or desktop computer – if the household pays between $10 and $50. As of mid-January, 10 million households had enrolled in the program.
Participating customers sign up for Xfinity Essentials Plus service, which offers 100 Mbps download speeds. The price of the service is $29.95 per month, so it essentially will be free with the ACP benefit.
Last April, Comcast introduced 5G unlimited data options for Xfinity Mobile. The unlimited service was announced at $45 for one line, $80 for two lines, $100 for three lines and $120 for four lines.