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Mint Mobile: Unlimited Talk, Text, and 2 GB LTE Data For $15/Month + Free SIM

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A few readers pointed out Mint Mobile (formerly MintSIM) as another T-Mobile MVNO with cheap plans. Their unique proposition is that they offer discounts if you prepay in advance for 3, 6, or 12 months. Buy in bulk, save money. Right now, they are also offering a new customer promotion: their lowest pricing with initial 3-month purchase a free SIM card ($5 shipping). It’s not a free trial, but you might be paying $45 for a single month of service right now. The plan options:

  • Unlimited Talk/Text and 2 GB LTE Data for $15/month for 3 months + Free SIM card ($45 total paid upfront).
  • Unlimited Talk/Text and 5 GB LTE Data for $20/month for 3 months + Free SIM card ($60 total paid upfront).
  • Unlimited Talk/Text and 10 GB LTE Data for $25/month for 3 months + Free SIM card ($75 total paid upfront).

After you run out of LTE high-speed data, you still get included “unlimited” slow data (128kbps). All plans also include free international calls to Mexico and Canada.

You can bring your own unlocked GSM phone including both Android and Apple iPhones. You can check BYOP compatibility here. Here are their full plan options:

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I haven’t tried Mint Mobile. To be honest, I was initially wary about paying for a year of service when these MVNOs can have questionable support and may shut down at any time (remember RingPlus?). However, Mint Mobile (MintSIM) has now been around since August 2016, are a subsidiary of UltraMobile which as been around since 2012, and they seem to have decent user reviews. Please share your experiences in the comments.

Bottom line. MintSIM is a T-Mobile MVNO that provides deeply-discounted cellular service if you prepay for up to 12 months upfront. Right now, you can get the lowest pricing but only commit to 3 months, get a free SIM card.