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Is Mint Mobile 5GB Worth It for 1 Line?

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Mint Mobile 5GB
1 Line
1 Line
T-Mobile
$
15
/mo.
+tax
tax included
5GB
high-speed, then data stops
high-speed
high-speed, then 128Kbps
Deprioritized
Deprioritized
Included Hotspot
No Hotspot
Add-on Hotspot
No hotspot
4K Streaming
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Int'l Calling
Int'l Calling
Intl' Calling
Int'l Roaming
Int'l Roaming
Int'l Roaming
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM

Mint Mobile's 5GB plan for 1 line costs $15 per month.

It rides on the T-Mobile network for coverage.

The plan includes unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, and 5GB of high-speed data per month. After your high-speed allotment, you get unlimited slow data at 128Kbps. You can use up to all 5GB of data as hotspot data. The data is also deprioritized, which means you may temporarily notice slower speeds when the network is busy. You'll resume getting the fastest speeds available when the network is no longer busy.

Video streams at 4K quality on this plan.

Taxes and fees are extra on this plan, and I estimate they will add another $2.43 to the price. That makes your total montly bill $17.43 per month.

Overall, I recommend the Mint Mobile 5GB plan. It is a good value in terms of its price, features, and how much high-speed data you get. See at Mint Mobile.

Recommended plans with the same coverage and data amount:

Tello 5GB 100 Mins
1 Line
1 Line
T-Mobile
$
11
/mo.
+tax
tax included
5GB
high-speed, then data stops
high-speed
high-speed, then None
Deprioritized
Deprioritized
Included Hotspot
No Hotspot
Add-on Hotspot
No hotspot
4K Streaming
100 Minutes
Unlimited Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Int'l Calling
Int'l Calling
Intl' Calling
Int'l Roaming
Int'l Roaming
Int'l Roaming
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM
Tello 5GB
1 Line
1 Line
T-Mobile
$
14
/mo.
+tax
tax included
5GB
high-speed, then data stops
high-speed
high-speed, then None
Deprioritized
Deprioritized
Included Hotspot
No Hotspot
Add-on Hotspot
No hotspot
4K Streaming
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Int'l Calling
Int'l Calling
Intl' Calling
Int'l Roaming
Int'l Roaming
Int'l Roaming
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM
Boost Mobile 5GB
1 Line
1 Line
AT&T or T-Mobile
$
15
/mo.
+tax
tax included
5GB
high-speed, then data stops
high-speed
high-speed, then None
Deprioritized
Deprioritized
Included Hotspot
No Hotspot
Add-on Hotspot
No hotspot
480p SD Streaming
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Int'l Calling
Int'l Calling
Intl' Calling
Int'l Roaming
Int'l Roaming
Int'l Roaming
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM
Boost Mobile 5GB 3 Months
1 Line
1 Line
AT&T or T-Mobile
$
15
/mo.
+tax
tax included
5GB
high-speed, then data stops
high-speed
high-speed, then None
Deprioritized
Deprioritized
Included Hotspot
No Hotspot
Add-on Hotspot
No hotspot
480p SD Streaming
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Int'l Calling
Int'l Calling
Intl' Calling
Int'l Roaming
Int'l Roaming
Int'l Roaming
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM
Mint Mobile 5GB
1 Line
1 Line
T-Mobile
$
15
/mo.
+tax
tax included
5GB
high-speed, then data stops
high-speed
high-speed, then 128Kbps
Deprioritized
Deprioritized
Included Hotspot
No Hotspot
Add-on Hotspot
No hotspot
4K Streaming
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
5G
Access
5G Access
Roaming
Roaming
Int'l Calling
Int'l Calling
Intl' Calling
Int'l Roaming
Int'l Roaming
Int'l Roaming
Group Savings
Group Savings
eSIM
eSIM

Mint Mobile 5GB Full Details

Mint Mobile 5GB supports the following features:

  • T-Mobile coverage
  • Renews every 12 months
  • 5GB data
  • Full speed data
  • Unlimited slow data at 128Kbps after high-speed data limit is reached
  • Hotspot inluded, all plan data can be used as hotspot data
  • 4K video streaming
  • Video content streams at Full Speed
  • VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • Visual voicemail
  • Group and picture messaging
  • Stateside international calling add-on available
  • International data add-on available
  • eSIM
  • Device financing available
  • QCI value: 7

The following features are not supported:

  • Domestic roaming
  • Adding a smartwatch to this plan
  • Adding a tablet line to this plan

International Features

  • International Texting:
  • International calling: Free international calling is included to Canada and Mexico. Pay-per-minute calling is available to over 160 countries worldwide.
  • Candada and Mexico:
  • International data roaming: International data roaming is available on a pay-per-use basis to a wide selection of countries.

Full Pricing Breakdown

Here is the full pricing breakdown for Mint Mobile 5GB.

These prices exclude taxes and fees:

  • 1 line: $15 per month
  • 2 lines: $30 per month
  • 3 lines: $45 per month
  • 4 lines: $60 per month
  • 5 lines: $75 per month

Mint Mobile 5GB Add-Ons

International Calling Credit
- $
5
/day
/week
/month

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.

Compatible with the following plans:
International Roaming Credit
- $
5
/day
/week
/month

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:

Canada:

  • $0.06 per minute
  • $0.02 per text
  • $0.06 per MB ($60 per GB)

Mexico:

  • $0.06 per minute
  • $0.02 per text
  • $0.06 per MB ($60 per GB)

United Kingdom:

  • $0.25 per minute
  • $0.05 per text
  • $0.20 per MB ($200 per GB)

France:

  • $0.25 per minute
  • $0.05 per text
  • $0.20 per MB ($200 per GB)

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.

Compatible with the following plans:
Mint Mobile 5GB