How Mint Mobile Works

Mint Mobile isn’t your average wireless provider. They don’t even have an everyday average owner. Nope, Mint Mobile is actually partially owned by actor Ryan Reynolds. But what makes Mint Mobile unique, is how it works. And how it works is ultimately what garnered Ryan Reynolds’ interest in the brand.

Mint Mobile works differently from nearly every other provider on the market. They don’t offer any pay by the month phone plans. Instead, customers must choose to subscribe to Mint Mobile in advance for either 3, 6, or 12-months of wireless service. This can require a rather costly upfront payment. But at the same time, this is what also allows customers to save money with the company when compared to those other carriers. The longer a customer chooses to subscribe the more they will save.

There are actually only 4 phone plans offered by Mint Mobile. But all of them are offered at the 3, 6, and 12-month time frames. New customers actually get a special discount on all 3-month plan options. Check them out down below.

Mint Mobile’s 3-Month New Customer Offers

  • 3GB – $15/month for new customers ($45 due upfront), renews at $25/month with $75 due upfront
  • 8GB – $20/month for new customers ($60 due upfront), renews at $35/month with $105 due upfront
  • 12GB – $25/month for new customers ($75 due upfront), renews at $45/month with $135 due upfront
  • 35GB – $30/month for new customers ($90 due upfront), renews at $40/month with $120 due upfront

Mint Mobile works on T-Mobile’s towers and all plans include unlimited talk and text with unlimited data at 2G data speeds. They also come with WiFi calling and texting, visual voicemail, mobile hotspot, and calling to Canada and Mexico all at no extra charge. Video streams at 480p. Customers can use all of their plan’s data for mobile hotspot if they wish except for on the 35GB plan. Only 5GB of data can be used for hotspot with that plan.

Once a customer finishes their trial offer, they can choose to renew at the rates already described or they can opt to renew for 6-months, or 12-months. If they renew for 12-months, the monthly rates will be the same as they were for the trial. Here’s how the 6 and 12-month plan rates shake out.

6-Month Renewal Offers

  • 3GB – $20/month for new customers ($120 due upfront)
  • 8GB – $25/month for new customers ($150 due upfront)
  • 12GB – $35/month for new customers ($210 due upfront)
  • 35GB – $35/month for new customers ($210 due upfront)

Pricing is a bit strange here between the 12GB and 35GB options. Mint has elected to price both plans the same.

12-Month Renewal Offers

  • 3GB – $15/month for new customers ($180 due upfront)
  • 8GB – $20/month for new customers ($240 due upfront)
  • 12GB – $25/month for new customers ($300 due upfront)
  • 35GB – $30/month for new customers ($420 due upfront)

Taxes and fees cost extra with every plan.

If you are apprehensive about committing to the brand for even 3-months, there is actually a 7-day trial kit available. The kit is available in-stores and/or online at Best Buy, Target, and Amazon. It’s also buried within the Mint Mobile website. The trial kit gives subscribers 250 minutes, 250 text messages, and 250MB of data. Customers electing to stick with Mint Mobile after the trial can apply the cost of the trial kit which is $5 to the Mint Mobile plan of their choice.

So there you have it. Mint Mobile is a wireless provider that works differently from nearly every other provider on the market by offering multi-month plans and a 7-day trial kit.

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