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.
Mint Mobile uses T-Mobile’s LTE and 5G networks to provide coverage.
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.
LTE and 5G bands marked in bold are the primary bands that the networks use to provide coverage.
Other non-bolded LTE and 5G bands are typically used to provide supplemental coverage.
The more LTE and 5G bands your phone has for a particular network, the better coverage and faster speeds you will get on that network.
Mint offers some of the most affordable plans the cell phone industry has ever seen. 3GB of LTE data starts at just $15/month. How can Mint offer these prices? They do five key things:
Mint’s unbelievable prices seem almost too good to be true, but trust me, they are awesome. Not only are their prices great, but Mint also supports the features you love. The mobile hotspot, VoLTE, WiFi calling, visual voicemail, and multimedia messaging (group and picture messaging) are all supported with all of Mint’s plans.
Mint has no activation fee. In fact, you can try out Mint using one of their $5 trial kits, and if you decide to sign up they’ll even credit you the $5 back. How nice is that?
If you happen to lose, damage, or otherwise happen to need a new SIM card, replacement SIM cards are $9.95 with free shipping included.
Oh, and who could forget their referral program? Get $15 for every friend you refer. Plus get free shipping using code “stetsdogg” (without the quotes).
Mint Mobile currently offers four plans to choose from:
All of these prices are listed if you sign up for one of Mint’s 12-month plans, which give you the best value on their service. If you sign up for one of their 3-month or 6-month plans, the prices will be slightly higher. Prices are discounted for new customers who sign up for a 3-month plan.
Mint is currently offering up to 40% off plans for new subscribers. Get their 12GB plan for just $15/month for the first three months.
Mint also offers a $15 referral program. Refer your friends and you’ll get $15 of account credit and they’ll get $15 of account credit. Right now they are running a promotion, where if you refer 5 friends you’ll get a full YEAR of free service.
Mint uses the T-Mobile network for coverage and even includes access to T-Mobile’s 5G network.
Mint Mobile Features
Mint supports stateside international calling with all of their plans. International texting and calling to Canada and Mexico is included for free with their plans, and you can add international credit to your account for calling or texting other destinations. You pay flat rates for calling and texting. Calls are $0.25 per minute and texts are $0.05 per text.
Mint supports international coverage in a wide selection of countries. Again, you add international credit to your account, and then you can use your phone internationally at the following rates:
Mint Mobile Fees
Mint adds the following fees to their plans:
Mint has NO activation fees. If you need a new or replacement SIM card, those are $9.95 with free shipping.
Here is Mint Mobile’s customer service phone number and email for questions and support:
Mint Mobile customer service hours:
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.
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.
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.
Mint Mobile’s low cost and feature-packed plans make them a great choice for:
Mint Mobile may not be the best option for:
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.
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: