If you’re looking to ditch the traditional wireless lifestyle and try a prepaid carrier, you could do a lot worse than Mint Mobile. One of the most popular and beloved MVNOs on the market (and the only one owned by Ryan Reynolds), Mint Mobile uses T-Mobile’s vast network to provide excellent wireless coverage at a much lower cost. They’re also incredibly flexible, with plans starting as low as $15/month for 4GB of data, and they offer some great deals if you want to save more money.
That said, many people prefer to try out a service before handing over their hard-earned money to a new carrier. After all, one of the advantages of an MVNO carrier is that you are not locked into any complicated contract and are free to change or cancel your plan at any time. Luckily, Mint Mobile offers a free trial that lets you try out its service for a full week with zero risk. But how does it work? How can you register? And is Mint Mobile really worth it? This guide will answer all those questions and more.
Does Mint Mobile offer a free trial?
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Yes! Like many other prepaid carriers, Mint Mobile lets you try their service free for seven days. It works right alongside your existing service so you don’t have to worry about any interruption or hassle, and you can sign up directly on your Mint-compatible smartphone in minutes.
The trial works by giving you an eSIM that allows you to have a separate phone number with its own wireless service that runs right alongside your existing carrier. All you have to do is enter your phone information on the Mint Official website of the free trial version (opens in a new tab) and wait for an email that will give you further steps to activate the service. Of course, if you prefer to do things the old-fashioned way, you can also request a physical SIM card that you can swap in and out at will.
Mint Mobile’s free trial gives you 250MB of data, 250 texts, and 250 minutes of talk time, which should give you a good idea of whether or not the carrier will be right for you. After the trial period is up, you can choose to transfer your current phone number, keep the new one, or cancel your account and be on your way – all within the Mint Mobile app .
What are the Mint Mobile plans?
Mint Mobile plans are broken down by how much data you think you’ll use in any given month. You can prepay for service in periods of three, six, or 12 months, and the savings will increase the more you go. In other words, even though the service starts at $15/month (for 4GB of data), you’re actually looking at a down payment of $45 since you can’t pay month to month. Check out the table below to see how the pricing shakes out depending on how much data you want.
|Cell Headers – Column 0||4 GB||10GB||15GB||Unlimited|
|3 months (new customers)||$15 per month. ($45)||$20 per month. ($60)||$25 per month. ($75)||$30 per month. ($90)|
|3 months (existing customers)||$25 per month. ($75)||$35 per month. ($105)||$45 per month. ($135)||$40 per month. ($120)|
|6 months||$20 per month. ($120)||$25 per month. ($150)||$35 per month. ($210)||$35 per month. ($210)|
|12 months||$15 per month. ($180)||$20 per month. ($240)||$25 per month. ($300)||$30 per month. ($360)|
All four data plans come with unlimited talk and text, 5G and 4G LTE data, and free calling to Mexico and Canada. You even get a free mobile hotspot and the ability to do almost everything service-related from the Mint Mobile app. Keep in mind that despite the name, the Unlimited plan only offers up to 35GB of 5GB/4G LTE data, after which you’ll experience lower speeds.
Does Mint Mobile offer any other deals?
Absolutely! Mint Mobile generally offers a lot of great deals, especially if you’re a new customer or looking to pick up a new phone. Read on for some of the most permanent Mint offers currently active.
Not completely sold on Mint Mobile yet? See how the MVNO fares against the competition in our Mint Mobile vs. Mobile Boost and Mint Mobile vs. Metro by T-Mobile directions.