Comcast quietly forges iPhone partnership ahead of mobile product launch

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While Comcast has been very tight-lipped about its soon-to-launch mobile phone service, it appears the MVNO-based wireless product will very likely be available for iPhone.

Comcast’s name was included in a list of carrier bundles released by Apple. According to FierceWireless, the list includes “Verison_Comcast_LTE_US,” mentioning the service “Xfinity Mobile.” A source confirmed to FierceWireless that Comcast has indeed signed a deal with Apple ahead of Xfinity Mobile’s launch.

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Comcast is launching its service on the backbone of an MVNO deal carved out with Verizon back in 2011. 

The list of carrier bundles is a behind-the-scenes—but publicly viewable—code that lists carrier bundles for the iPhone. Carrier bundles are used by iTunes and iPhones to determine whether the iPhone’s SIM is supported by a service provider with whom Apple has an agreement. 

You can read the full FierceWireless report here.

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