Imagine getting premium wireless for $15/mo in just minutes. Actually, don’t imagine. You can get the savings rolling ASAP through the magic of eSIM.
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Your phone must be eSIM-compatible and unlocked to use an eSIM card.
A SIM card securely connects you to your carrier’s network and stores things like your phone number. Most phones are physical SIM-compatible, but some also have eSIM, an embedded SIM card built into your phone. This digital SIM technology has a bunch of benefits:
You can sign up for Mint and activate immediately right on your phone (we mean it—it only takes a few minutes).
You can keep two numbers and switch between them seamlessly. Maybe you have a personal line and a business line. Or maybe you keep one number just for your mom’s calls.
eSIM cards offer a more eco-friendly option with no plastic SIM card or shipping materials.
You can check your phones eSIM compatibility on http://mintmobile.com/esim. Please note the device must be unlocked.
An eSIM is just a physical SIM that has gone digital. Instead of you physically inserting a SIM into your phone to join the Mint network, you install an eSIM onto your phone. It means you don’t have to wait for your SIM to be delivered, you can activate straight after purchase.
If you are new to Mint, and have an unlocked, eligible phone you can choose eSIM at time of purchase.
If you are an existing Mint customer, then log into the Mint app, head to Account > SIM > Replacement SIM. Right now eSIM is only available on select phones, including Apple (iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, any iPhone 11, any iPhone 12, any iPhone 13, or the latest iPhone SE) and Google (some Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5).
Yes, as long as your phone is eligible for a Mint eSIM and is unlocked. Right now eSIM is available on select phones, including Apple (iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, any iPhone 11, any iPhone 12, any iPhone 13, or the latest iPhone SE) and Google (some Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5).
To get a replacement eSIM, log into the Mint app, head to Account > SIM > Replacement SIM.
We give you the first two eSIMs free of charge within a twelve month period. After the first two, they are $3 each (within that twelve month period). If you ever want to switch back to a physical SIM at any time, no problem. Just order a replacement SIM through account management. Once you order the replacement SIM, the previously used eSIM will no longer work.
If you’re activating your eSIM through the Mint app, it will walk you through the installation. If you’re activating through the web, it’s pretty easy, and we walk you through the steps. Once you purchase your plan and select an ‘eSIM delivery’ then you can choose to either activate your plan right away, or activate later in two easy steps…
1. If you’ve scanned the QR code, but the screen is frozen on ‘Cellular Plan’, close the window on your phone, and rescan the QR Code.
2. If you’re using an Apple phone, scan the code with your camera. If you’re using an Android phone, you must navigate to your settings to scan a QR code.
You will need a new eSIM. First, make sure that your new device will be eligible with a Mint eSIM, and is unlocked. If not, then you will need to switch back to a physical SIM.
When you have your new eligible device follow the below steps:
When you switch to a new eSIM, you will keep you current plan and number. No change there.
Both physical SIM cards and eSIMs securely connect you with your network and give you access to your service so you can use your plan. A physical SIM card is a small chip that is physically inserted into your phone. An eSIM is a digital chip that can be downloaded to your phone. If you have an eSIM compatible device, this will give you the quickest way to start using your plan. Otherwise, we’ll ship you a physical SIM card in the mail to start using your Mint plan.
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