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Mint SIM Overview & Promotion

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Mint SIM, a subsidiary of Ultra Mobile operating on T-Mobile’s network, sprouted up recently and is ready to make some deals! This MVNO offers a few different sets of plans, for either one month, three months, six months, or a year. And, for a limited time that is not specified, Mint SIM is offering 3 months of service for the price of one. This promotion has been going on since before the holidays, so I imagine it’s ending soon.

Since there are constantly new MVNO’s popping up, some of which are pretty short lived, I thought it best to do an overview of the company.

The Plans

  • Small – unlimited talk, text, and data with 2 GB at high speeds
    • $35 for 1 month
    • $69 for 3 months ($23/month)
    • $119 for 6 months ($19.83/month)
    • $199 for 1 year (16.58/month)
  • Medium – unlimited talk, text, and data with 5 GB at high speeds
    • $50 for 1 month
    • $99 for 3 months ($33/month)
    • $169 for 6 months ($28.17/month)
    • $299 for 1 year ($24.92/month)
  • Large – unlimited talk, text, and data with 10 GB at high speeds
    • $60 for 1 month
    • $119 for 3 months ($39.67/month)
    • $209 for 6 months ($34.83/month)
    • $399 for 1 year ($33.25/month)

Additional data is available for purchase at $10 for 1 GB and $20 for 3 GB. There is no rollover, data expires at the end of your 30 day cycle. You can also purchase international calling in $5, $10, or $20 increments. International calling rates can be found here, but typically T-Mobile MVNO’s have the best rates with their international features.

The Phones

Unlocked GSM devices can be brought into Mint SIM for activation, you just need to acquire a SIM card. It looks like SIMs should be free, except a small fee for shipping and handling.

Alternatively, Mint SIM has a few devices for sale on its website, including the Blu Dash M2 and the Apple iPhone SE. To view a full list of devices for sale, click here.

While I definitely see what Mint SIM is going for, offering discounts if people lock in to longer plan periods, isn’t that kind of defeating the purpose of a prepaid company? The whole concept is to not lock yourself into a contract, and while I guess you’re welcome to leave at any time, you’d still lose that money. Still though, if you’re confident with your mobile phone needs for the next few months, you could save some money by choosing a 3 month, 6 month, or one year plan.

Mint SIM is a subsidiary of Ultra Mobile and operates on T-Mobile’s network. You can view coverage here.