I switched to Mint Mobile in 2018 from a post paid T-Mobile account. Since they use the same towers I knew I would have no issues with service. I was on the mid-tier plan with 5GB of 4G data which they upped to 8GB at no extra cost.
The service is great and have only experienced noticeable deprioritization during two different concerts. Though that's kinda to be expected.
Speeds are great in my area and comparable to the speeds I get through my home Internet service provider. Usually around 100Mbps download; much better than other prepaid providers. I made sure to get a phone that is compatible with the service, currently I am using the Google Pixel 3aXL which I bought unlocked from BestBuy. The screenshot is of a speedtest taken on my phone using Mint Mobile (though my phone displays it as T-Mobile on its status indicator and through the speedtest app).
I'll give Mint a 4 star review only because they do not offer domestic roaming. Had this been a part of their system I would have given it 5 stars. And even though I researched this before jumping from VZ there web site for coverage only says they use the TMobile towers. YOu really have to look deep to find out there is no domestic roaming. I live in a rural area and I constantly need domestic roaming. The phone will not work when domestic roaming is required. For me, turning onto another street could be considered domestic roaming. If this does not change I will have to go elsewhere when my year is up.
Easy setup, easily transferred phone number from h2o within minutes. The 4G LTE speeds are night and day difference from previous carrier. 12 month prepaid for 8GB is a fantastic deal compared to previous carrier. Very impressed with the service and makes me wish I switced years ago.
I tried Mint when it first came out and had a nightmare of a time trying to port my old number...but this time (I got a new number), the process was easy as pie. Im using it on a Samsung 10 Note Lite and it works great. The data does seem to get used really quickly but that might be some settings on my phone. Anyway, 12 months for 220.00 is a steal.
A:AnswerShort answer: No, you cannot use the new sim to continue an already active line in Mint Mobile.
Long answer: Well, you can basically wait for your current term to expire, and create a new account - "Porting" your existing number to the new sim card, but it does take some finesse to get that working. I called Mint Mobile before I purchased, and I had an answer from one agent saying that is possible to continue, but when I got the card, and tried to extend my service, I had to call and find that is not supported. But you can let the current sim run out, and create a new account with number "ported" in with the new sim card.
I hope this answers your question.
A:AnswerIt's 12 GB per month, no rollover, reset each month. I've had pretty good luck with this company. I ported my landline to them with no problems and I just added another phone to use as WIFI hotspot. For these I use an unlocked Samsung (J3 and F7). No problems.
For activation, put you phone on WIFI if possible, enter you activation code from the sim into mintmobile.com/activate, they seem to find the phone over wifi, done. Remember to switch off wifi and you will be on mobile.
They're the cheapest I've found for a lot of data. If you want unlimited data for more money you can try calyx institute.
A:AnswerYes. Mint Mobile's plans all include hotspot capability. It is deducted from your 4G allowance. For example, if you purchase this 8GB plan you have 8GB of data to use either through your phone or through hotspot, or any combination thereof. That is 8GB total, not 8GB for each one.
A:AnswerAfter obtaining your Account # and PIN from your current carrier, you should be able to port your phone number to Mint. Then after your first 12-months renew easily using the Mint app. You can keep a payment method on file and toggle on Auto-Renew or authorize a one-time payment.