Mint offers cell phone plans in bulk 3-, 6-, or 12-month packages plans that start as low as $15/month for 4GB of high-speed data.
Offering plans in bulk is one of the main reasons Mint is able to be so cheap.
Mint Mobile also supports great features like visual voicemail, VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling, hotspot, eSIM, and 5G access. They even offer add-ons for international calling and international data roaming.
Mint Mobile offers four plans to choose from, starting as low as $15 per month for 4GB of high-speed data.
There are never any data overage charges with Mint Mobile. Instead, when you use up your high-speed data allotment, your speeds are slowed to 2G, or about 128Kbps.
Also keep in mind that Mint Mobile’s plans are only available in 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month options.
The plans and prices you see here are the prices for the 12-month plans, which are the most affordable. Even though you pay up-front for a year of service, your cellular data renews on a monthly basis.
These prices are also available as a 3-month introductory offer for new customers. After your first three months, you will want to renew for the 12-month option to keep the same low monthly rate on your service.
If you renew for just 3 months, then the prices for the plans will be higher.
Here are Mint Mobile’s current plan offerings:
Yes, Mint Mobile offers family plans with a feature they call “Mint Family.” You to manage up to 5 Mint Mobile accounts from a single account dashboard.
Each person gets their own separate plan, and they can have different renewal dates.
You do not get any multi-line discounts if you join a family plan on Mint Mobile.
Instead, the family plan feature is designed to make it easy for one account to manage billing, payments, and plan add-ons from a single account dashboard, as opposed to requiring a separate account for each line you have.
Keep in mind that you will need to create each line separately before they can join a Mint Family.
Check out our guide on how to set up and manage a Mint Family.
Mint Mobile does not support tablets, smartwatches, or hotspot devices on their network at this time.
Yes, Mint Mobile offers great discounts and a referral program for their customers.
All new customers automatically save up to 40% off their first three months of service. This gives you the 3-month plan at the 12-month rate, which is awesome.
Mint Mobile also offers an amazing referral program. You earn more credit for each person you refer, and after you refer 5 friends you get an entire YEAR of free service.
Here’s the referral breakdown:
That’s $240 in credit that you are eligible for, which is enough to cover the cost of 1 year on the 10GB plan.
Plus, there is no limit to how many people you can refer. The credits just reset back to the first referral after you hit five. So if you refer 10 friends, you get $480, or 2 years of free service on the 10GB plan.
You refer people by using your special referral code, which you can find under the “Account Management” section of the Mint Mobile app or website.
RootMetrics currently ranks Verizon as having the #1 best coverage and data speeds across the United States with an overall performance score of 96.0.
Verizon’s LTE bands are 2, 4, 5, 13, 46, 48, and 66.
Verizon’s 5G bands are n260 and n261.
You want to make sure your phone has as many compatible bands as possible for the best coverage, data speeds, and performance on the Verizon network. The primary bands Verizon uses are marked in bold.
Check Verizon coverage in your area by using Verizon's official coverage map, or by using a third-party map like RootMetrics. RootMetrics aggregates speed test data reported by its users to create its own independent coverage map of the Verizon network.
RootMetrics currently ranks AT&T as having the #2 best coverage and data speeds across the United States with an overall performance score of 95.6.
AT&T’s LTE bands are 2, 4, 5, 12, 14, 17, 29, 30, and 66.
AT&T’s 5G bands are n5 and n260.
You want to make sure your phone has as many compatible bands as possible for the best coverage, data speeds, and performance on the AT&T network. The primary bands AT&T uses are marked in bold.
Check AT&T coverage in your area by using AT&T's official coverage map, or by using a third-party map like RootMetrics. RootMetrics aggregates speed test data reported by its users to create its own independent coverage map of the AT&T network.
RootMetrics currently ranks T-Mobile as having the third best coverage and data speeds across the United States with an overall performance score of 90.3.
T-Mobile's LTE bands are 2, 4, 12, 25, 26, 41, 66, and 71.
T-Mobile's 5G bands are n41, n71, n260, and n261.
You want to make sure your phone has as many compatible bands as possible for the best coverage, data speeds, and performance on the T-Mobile network. The primary bands T-Mobile uses are marked in bold.
Check T-Mobile coverage in your area by using T-Mobile's official coverage map, or by using a third-party map like RootMetrics. RootMetrics aggregates speed test data reported by its users to create its own independent coverage map of the T-Mobile network.
Mint Mobile supports VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling, visual voicemail, mobile hotspot, up to 4K video streaming quality, 5G access, and eSIM.
Mint Mobile does not support domestic data roaming or offer any multi-line discounts.
You are also not able to add tablets or smartwatches to your plan at this time.
Most unlocked phones will work with Mint Mobile.
An unlocked phone means it isn’t tied to any carrier, contract, or financing agreement.
Contact your current carrier to ask if your phone is unlocked, or if there are certain steps you need to follow to request to have it unlocked.
You can check if your phone works with Mint Mobile by using their checker tool here.
You can also consider purchasing a compatible unlocked phone from the list below:
Yes, Mint Mobile supports both international calling and international data roaming.
International calls from the U.S. to Canada and Mexico are included for free with all Mint Mobile plans.
Over 160 additional countries are also available at pay-per-use rates. You can check Mint’s international calling rates here.
International data roaming is also available in a wide selection of countries.
You can enable international data roaming by adding international credit to your account. International usage is then deducted on a pay-per-use basis at the following rates:
International rates may change based on what country you are in. Check Mint Mobile’s website for the full list of supported countries and usage rates.
If you run out of high-speed data in a billing cycle, you can purchase additional high-speed data via a data add-on.
You can also purchase international credit to get service when you travel abroad or to make international long-distance calls.
Here are Mint’s add-ons:
Add international calling credit to your account in increments of $5, $10, or $20. International calls, or calls placed from within the United States and made to other countries, will automatically deduct from your international calling credit on a pay-per-minute basis.
Adding international calling credit to your account is the same as adding "money to your wallet." The funds in your wallet can either be used to cover the cost of international calls, or to pay for the cost of your plan. If you add credit to your account for a one-time international call and do not use all of your balance, you can easily apply your remaining balance towards paying for your plan.
International calling rates vary by country. See Mint Mobile's full list of supported countries and international calling rates here.
International calling to Mexico and Canada is included for free with all of Mint Mobile's plans.
Mint supports international coverage in a wide selection of countries. The way it works is you add international roaming credit to your account, which can be purchased in either $5, $10, or $20 increments, and then your international minutes, texts, and data usage will automatically deduct from your international balance on a pay-per-use basis.
The rates for minutes, texts, and data vary from country to country. Here are the rates for a few countries below:
Mint Mobile's international rates for minutes and texts are reasonable, but their rates for data usage are expensive. $200 per GB of data usage in the U.K., for example, is incredibly expensive when you can get 12GB of data per month from Three (a cell phone carrier native to the U.K.) for an equivalent of $25.18 USD.
If you plan to travel abroad, we think you will get a much better value signing up for a cell phone plan local to the country you are visiting, or by activating a data-only eSIM plan from Airalo, US Mobile, or eSIM.net.
Human support is available 7 days a week from 5am to 7pm PST. And Mint Moblie’s chat bot, called the “Fox Bot” is available 24/7 for most questions about the plans or service.
Mint Mobile’s low cost and feature-packed plans make them a great choice for:
Mint Mobile may not be the best option for: