Mint Mobile Plans
Mint Mobile Plans Overview
Talk and Text: Use your unlimited minutes to call or text anywhere in the U.S., as well as Mexico and Canada, at no additional charge.
Roaming: Pay ultra-low rates to stay connected via talk, text, and data while outside of the U.S.
Phones: Pick from a broad selection of smartphones from Apple, Samsung, and Google, or you can bring your own.
Mint Mobile is an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) or small carrier that operates on T-Mobile’s robust network and provides customers with quality cell phone service at low prices. Mint (previously known as MintSIM) offers a variety of inexpensive unlimited talk and text plans in 3-, 6-, and 12-month bundles. Since Mint is prepaid, you can sign up for service without having to undergo a credit check.
Mint Mobile Plans
All of Mint Mobile’s cell phone plans include unlimited talk and text, paired with your choice of 3GB, 8GB or 12GB of data/month. As mentioned, you can choose between 3-, 6-, and 12-month plans, which you pay for upfront. In general, the more months you buy, the less you pay per month.
New Mint Mobile customers can get a 3-month plan at an ultra-low introductory rate. After the introductory period ends, you can keep that same introductory rate by renewing with a 12-month plan. The standard monthly pricing for each 3-month plan is as follows: $25 for the small 3GB plan, $35 for the medium 8GB plan, and $45 for the large 12GB plan.
|Mint Mobile Plan||LTE Data||Monthly Price||Monthly Discount|
|Small, 3 months||3GB||$15||$10, introductory|
|Medium, 3 months||8GB||$20||$15, introductory|
|Large, 3 months||12GB||$25||$20, introductory|
|Small, 6 months||3GB||$20||$5|
|Medium, 6 months||8GB||$25||$10|
|Large, 6 months||12GB||$35||$10|
|Small, 12 months||3GB||$15||$10|
|Medium, 12 months||8GB||$20||$15|
|Large, 12 months||12GB||$25||$20|
International Talk and Text
Calling and texting from the U.S. to another country via Mint Mobile is pay-per-minute, and those rates vary by destination. For example, you can call a mobile phone in China for as little as $0.01/minute, a mobile phone in Australia for as little as $0.015/minute (one and a half cents), or a landline in India for $0.01/minute. Talk and text to Mexico and Canada are included in the price of your plan!
|MX & CA Talk||MX & CA Text||International Talk||International Text|
Mint Mobile sells international roaming cards, called UpRoam, to help you stay connected while you’re abroad. UpRoam allows you to add money to your international roaming balance in $5, $10, and $20 increments online or via text at any time. Any data, talk, or text you use while abroad is pulled from your card’s balance, which never expires.
|MX & CA Talk||MX & CA Text||MX & CA Data||International Talk||International Text||International Data|
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Mint Mobile Plan Coverage
Getting a cheap cell phone plan from Mint Mobile doesn’t mean you have to settle for subpar coverage. Since Mint harnesses the power of T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network—which is the second-biggest in the nation—you’re likely to get great coverage wherever you go.
Indeed, T-Mobile’s network offers an impressive 59% nationwide coverage, ahead of AT&T (58%) and Sprint (27%), and behind perennial coverage king Verizon (70%). While these percentages are indicators of the coverage you’ll experience, it’s still essential to check the network map to ensure that your area will get a strong signal.
Mobile Phones from Mint
Mint Mobile gives you the option to bring your own compatible phone and number to its network. You’ll just need a new SIM card, which comes free when you purchase a plan.
If, on the other hand, you need a new phone, you’ve got a lot to choose from. Mint sells everything from the iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy S10 to budget smartphones like the LG Stylo 5. Mint partners with the third-party company, Affirm, to give you financing options for phones, but beware, these financing plans may charge interest rates as high as 30%. To avoid high interest rates, you can always purchase a phone outright.
How Do I Switch to Mint?
Switching to Mint Mobile is easy. Just follow these steps, and you’ll be talking, texting, and streaming for less in no time.
- Ensure that your compatible device is unlocked if you are bringing your own device.
- Check Mint’s coverage map to ensure that you’ll get service in your area.
- Choose whether you will bring your old number or request a new one from Mint.
- Order your Mint Mobile plan and free SIM card online.
- Enter the 11-digit code located on your SIM into the activation portal.
- Place your SIM into your device to ensure that it fits.
- Cancel your old plan with your old carrier (if you’re transferring your number, Mint will have your old plan cancelled for you).