I’d like to introduce you to Mint Mobile, and I would like to help you save some money — just like I am. Long story short, Mint Mobile is a wholesale service that uses the T-Mobile network, and passes the savings on to you.
Mint Mobile has amazing plans: 3GB for $15 or up to 12GB for $25. I feel like I use a LOT of mobile data, yet my past bills all show that I am always under 8GB, which means a $20/mo plan works for me. Wow! Taxes may be extra.
Switching is a breeze. If you click here to order, I will get credit, and you will save $15.
Mint Mobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator or MVNO, or as Wikipedia describes it:
An MVNO is a wireless communications services provider that does not own the wireless network infrastructure over which it provides services to its customers. It enters into a business agreement with a mobile network operator to obtain bulk access to network services at wholesale rates.
It’s like taking the world’s most popular Cola, putting it in a different color bottle, and reselling it for much less money!
Do you really care which mobile network BRAND NAME your call or text goes through? Of course you don’t. All that matters is that the network you’re on is solid, and last I checked, T-Mobile’s network is awesome, and that’s what Mint uses.
I was loyal to Sprint for 22 years. Then T-Mobile bought Sprint, and the Sprint brand went away. But with Mint Mobile, I am on T-Mobile’s network and saving literally half of my money while I also get:
- Unlimited Domestic Phone Calls
- Unlimited Phone Calls to Mexico and Canada
- Unlimited Text Messaging
- Wi-Fi calling if I want to use it
- 4G data up to 3GB per month for $15 per month, or buy a plan for up to 12GB / $25
- No extra charge access to their 5G network if my phone is capable
- No extra charge to use my phone as a wi-fi hotspot for my laptop and other devices
- Extremely simple user interface on their website
- Ability to buy more data as I need it in an emergency
- Ability to pay annually for insane long-term savings
- Ability to upgrade my plan to more data at any time (I.E. Go from 3GB to 8GB per month)
- Ability to “manage” multiple phones like a family group, and be in charge of paying the bill, etc.
- Ability to buy credit to make international calls. (However, I use Google Voice to make international calls that are nearly free… And there are lots of apps that allow for free calls over the internet.)
Even with all that, you can use their service for 7 days and then request a refund if it does not work out for you.
If your phone is unlocked (you’ve paid it off) you are probably good to go. Every individual phone has its own IMEI which is basically like a digital fingerprint. You can easily check if your handset is compatible with Mint, by typing your IMEI number in their website. (Don’t do the option to check by make and model. Instead, do the IMEI option for better accuracy.) To find your IMEI, in most phones go to Settings > About Phone > IMEI
If your phone is compatible, then you’re all set. If it’s not compatible, you may need to buy a new phone somewhere. (Personally, if you are on a budget, I like the Motorola line of phones. You can get a great phone for under $200.) If you like the high-end devices, then you will want to go for something like a Google Pixel, late model iPhone, etc. Mint sells phones on their site, too, if you need one.
Next Steps (don’t be overwhelmed, it’s all quite simple actually, I am just spelling it out for you)
- Click here look at the 3 different data plans that Mint offers. I recommend buying the cheapest because you can always upgrade at any time if you need to. On the plan you want, click View Details.
- On the next page, start the purchase process. You’ll use your credit card to pay for three months of service up front.
- They will send a universal SIM card to your house. I got mine in ONE DAY.
- Call your current carrier and make sure you know your account number and your online password. Log into your current carrier’s website just to make sure your username and password work correctly.
- When you receive the Mint SIM card, go to http://www.mintmobile.com/activation
- On that page you will type in the Activation Code that’s printed on the credit-card sized sim card packet. Then click the “Start Activation” button.
- The site will ask you for your mobile phone number, your current carrier account username and password, and your zip code. Submit the form, and that will start the PORTING process that moves your phone number from your old carrier to Mint Mobile. It only takes a minute or less.
- You will verify your credit card information with Mint.
- Take out your old SIM card to see what size it is, and remove the same size of new SIM card.
- The website will ask you to insert your new SIM card into your phone, then your phone will connect to the network.
- You will receive a text message from Mint Mobile, welcoming you. Yay!
- (There MAY be one final step to update your mobile data connection settings, and you can get help to do that here. However, I switched FOUR different phones and had no issue or need to change any settings.)
- Your phone works and now you are on Mint! Call your best friend and give them my link so they can save, too.
- I ported 4 phones from Sprint to Mint in just 30 minutes!
- Finally, you may want to contact your former carrier to verify that you know when your services ended, and when you should expect your final bill. That way you’re both on the same page, and no surprises.
You could literally be using Mint Mobile just two days from now. Ordering the SIM is easy. Activating it, and putting it in your phone is easy. It’s all easy. And it works. And for me, it’s half the price. Get yours here, and by using this link you will save $15, which is the same as a free MONTH of Mint service with 3GB of data.
Enjoy that extra cash in your pocket!