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Affordable phone plan hack: Why you should buy wireless data in bulk

By Josh Levesque

Originally published March 26, 2024


Last Updated March 26, 2024

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Whether shopping for peanut butter or paper towels, sometimes the best way to save money is by buying in bulk. At Mint Mobile, this strategy also applies to our wireless plans (we even do that whole free sample thing those warehouse retailers do); because with us, the more months of wireless you buy, the more you save. Never heard of bulk wireless? That’s because it’s a concept we introduced to the world alongside the f-bomb (we said fox bomb) to provide customers with the ultimate affordable phone plan hack.

Read on to learn more about how bulk wireless savings work and the many benefits of buying data in bulk. Plus, learn how to try Mint for the best price possible.

Chart showing how bulk wireless savings work - when you buy more data, you end up saving more

How does bulk wireless savings work?

With bulk wireless, the savings get better and better with the more months you buy. To start, sign up for our new customer offer, which lets you try Mint at the lowest possible monthly price for your first 3 months. After those 3 months are up, you can keep the savings going by renewing with a 3, 6, or 12-month plan. If you renew for 12 months, for example, you can lock in maximum savings at the same low $15/mo* rate we offer new customers. But no matter which plan length you choose, you’re getting a great value (and great savings).

The savings get even better the more months you buy…hence bulk wireless. Plus, unlike when you buy 100 paper towel rolls, there’s no need to find storage space for your inexpensive phone plans. And unlike 50 jars of peanut butter, you know you’re going to actually use all those months of wireless. 

Benefits of buying wireless in bulk:
- More savings
- More flexibility
- No monthly wireless bills
- Same great service

What are the benefits of buying wireless data in bulk?

While the benefit of bulk buying a ton of peanut butter is probably pretty obvious (answer: hundreds of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches), you might be wondering about the benefits of bulk wireless. So, we put them in an easy-to-read list for you:

  • Affordability: Buying wireless in bulk means savings, and especially when you buy more months. Think about the monthly cost of an overpriced wireless plan. Now imagine what you could do with that money instead if you already knocked out your cell phone bill for a whole year. Exactly.
  • Choose your plan length: Unlike with overpriced wireless, we let you pick how long your plan lasts, whether that means 3, 6 or 12 months. And if you find you want to keep going with us, it’s easy as f*! to renew (we said fox)—we even have an Auto Renewal option that makes it even easier. 
  • No monthly bills: When you sign an overpriced wireless contract, you only get 30 days of peace before having to give them more money. Not so with Mint. Since you pay for service up front, monthly bills become a thing of the past. Say goodbye to overages too; because the only surprises in your life should be parties.
  • Flexible data: One of the best parts of buying in bulk? The flexibility when choosing a data amount that fits your ever-changing lifestyle. Working from home and connected to Wi-Fi all day? Change to a smaller data plan that fits your comfy-pants-only lifestyle. Traveling for work in the months ahead? Switch to a higher data plan for that period. 
  • Same great service: As when buying 20 bottles of laundry detergent in bulk, you’re still getting the same quality of product with bulk wireless — just in a larger quantity. There are no sacrifices when it comes to your service – just savings.

Ready to bulk up with an affordable phone plan?

Now that you know how our bulk wireless pricing model works, you might still wonder: what’s the right Mint plan for me? Never fear, we’ve got a handy dandy quiz designed to help you find the perfect data plan for your needs.

Originally published January 2022; updated March 2024.

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