HOW WE 5G

(For starters, it’s free)
And "free" means no extra cost for 5G.

With all the 5G talk going on out there, it can get pretty confusing. So, here’s a nice, simple overview of what 5G means for you on Mint Mobile.

  • IT'S FREE

    We don’t charge you extra for 5G.
  • More reliability

    Indoors. Outdoors. Four doors? No prob, the signal stays strong.
  • Greater COVERAGE

    Service that goes where you go.
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Did You Know

5G stands for 5th Generation Wireless Network

The Mint 5G difference

  • On the largest nationwide 5G network.
  • Network covers 200 million people in 6000+ cities.
  • No 5G signal goes farther (others can be blocked by things like leaves).
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All our plans include 5G

Every Mint plan has 5G for free… unlike some of our competitors.

Did You Know

The main benefit of 5G is greater connectivity and reliability

5G phones

You need a compatible device to take advantage of 5G. We got you.

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For even more clarification on 5G and what it means for you, check out this very well-written blog article. And "free" means no extra cost for 5G.

There are no stupid questions, just frequently asked ones.

5G stands for fifth generation wireless network technology. It delivers enhanced reliability and connectivity while straight-up transforming the way we live, work, and play.

5G is available to anyone with a Mint plan. However, you do need a 5G-capable phone to access the network because… of course you do. Our lawyers tell us that 5G coverage varies nationwide and may not be available in your area.

No, that’s not gonna happen any time soon. In fact, they’ll coexist and work together, much like bacon & eggs or superheroes & sidekicks. BTW, 5G-capable phones can use both 4G and 5G technology.

Right now, there are only a few 5G-capable phones, like the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the OnePlus 8. However, more phones are on the way. So, if you’d like to bring your 5G-capable phone to Mint Mobile, just make sure it’s unlocked and GSM compatible.

If your plan allows 3GB of 4G LTE of data per month, you’ll have 3GB of data to use at the fastest speed possible at the time, whether it’s 4G LTE or 5G. That is, if you have a 5G-compatible phone.

5G simply increases the download speed. If a file requires 2MB of data to download on 4G LTE, it will use the same 2MB of data to download it on 5G. It just may download faster, which is nice.

Yes. You can use the mobile hotspot on your 5G smartphones the same way you do with LTE. Hotspot usage draws from your monthly data allotment.

It will appear when a 5G device is within range of a 5G signal, even if the device is idle…so it’s basically like magic.

You’ll access a nationwide 5G network you can rely on to keep you connected in more places. Our 5G coverage utilizes a 600MHz low band signal that reaches more cities and towns across America (based on analysis of leading 5G networks, July 2020). You’re welcome.

Easy, just go to the settings menu on your phone and select “System Updates.” Or, “About Phone / About Device,” then “System Updates,” “Update Android” or “Check Now.”

Why choose mobile phone plans from Mint Mobile?

Whether you’ve used a SIM card plan before or not, Mint Mobile is the clever choice for customers in search of the ultimate cell phone service. In fact, once you see what we offer and how much you can save versus those other big wireless carriers, you’ll wonder why you didn’t switch to Mint sooner!

Read more about Mint Mobile

Get Clever with Your Wireless Service

Mint Mobile took what’s wrong with wireless and made it right. Unlike the traditional Big Wireless and prepaid plans you’re used to, our phone plans give you more flexibility and value, plus the blazing fast nationwide 4G LTE coverage and unlimited talk and text you expect. You don’t need a fancy (*cough* expensive) new phone, either—just grab a new Mint Mobile GSM SIM card and you’re ready to go!

More Freedom

Mint Mobile is online-only. Our all digital footprint means you can shop for wireless from the comfort of your home. No more waiting in stores, dodging those pesky salespeople. Oh, and no sneaky phone gimmicks. Keep your phone and your phone number—we’re BYOP, baby! That means you can bring your own phone to Mint instead of having to buy or lease a new one! Just make sure it’s GSM compatible and it’ll work great when you drop in a Mint Mobile SIM card (P.S. you can buy a new phone from us if you want, but that’s not really what we’re all about—unlike all those bigger retailers).

More Value

We’ve made the ‘warehouse club’ model work for wireless. We bundle our plans together into 3-, 6- and 12-month packages, giving you bulk discounts on the coverage you buy. The more months you commit to, the more you save—with prices as low as just $15 a month!

Big Features & Bulk Savings

All Mint Mobile plans include nationwide unlimited talk and text (to Canada and Mexico too!) plus your choice of 3GB, 8GB, or 12GB of 4G LTE high-speed data per month, so you aren’t overpaying for unlimited 4G LTE you may not even need (some studies show the average American only uses about 5GB per month). And if you use all of your LTE data allotment, no worries, we don’t charge overages. Check out our prepaid phone plans to find the one that best meets your needs and start saving like a fox on wireless with Mint Mobile!

Risk-Free

We think fate brought us together, but we know things don’t always work out. That’s why all of our plans come with an unconditional 7-day money back guarantee. So try us out—you’ve got nothing to lose, except all that money you're forking over to Big Wireless each month.