5G • 4G LTE Data
By Our MinTech Advisors
Mint Family is a modern take on the wireless family plan with no data overages.
2+ lines start at
Because everyone having to change your contact info is a pain
If it’s unlocked, compatible with our service and makes you happy…we’re good with it
Because it’d be weird if we only had 62 blocks wide coverage
If you use all of your data, no worries, we don’t charge overages or ever cut you off. If you finish all your data for the month, data speeds will slow.
All devices are physical SIM card compatible, but some newer models have the option for an eSIM.
SIM stands for Subscriber Identity Module, and it’s a removable card inside your cell phone that stores data unique to its user. Basically, it tells your wireless provider who you are, and it’s the thing that allows you to connect to their network.
eSIM-compatible phones have a SIM directly embedded into the device, which means you can activate your plan within a matter of minutes after purchase.
Most phones accept physical SIM cards but some newer phones support eSIM, which allows immediate activation with no waiting for a new physical SIM card to be shipped. Let’s find out what type of SIM will work best for you.
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All of our full phone plans and See for Yourself Kits feature a 7-Day Money Back Guarantee for all purchases made on mintmobile.com or using the app. You can cancel your wireless phone plan service for any reason within 7 days of activation and we will refund you 100% of the purchase price, including any fees and taxes. Shipping is not refunded.
Got an unused SIM card? We’ll honor returns for these within 10 days of purchase. It must be returned in its original unopened packaging and the SIM card must not be activated (condition counts—we aren’t called Mint for nothing). This does not apply to SIM cards purchased from one of our national retail partners or any other store website.
Yep. All plans include the Mobile Hotspot feature at no extra charge. The data you use just pulls from your monthly 5G • 4G LTE amount. All you need is a hotspot-capable phone.
Reminder: Mobile hotspot is limited to 10GB for Unlimited Plans.
After you have tried our service and know what data plan is right for you, then you can choose the length of plan depending on how clever you want to get; 3, 6 or 12 months.
Mint Tip: You can lock in our introductory 3-month pricing by renewing for 12 months. Note: Our introductory plan prices are not always the same as limited time promotional offers.
Log into your account at mintmobile.com/login anytime to view our available plans and pricing.
Per month, baby! So stream away—it comes back. For example, if you buy a 12 month, 15GB plan, you will get 15GB of high-speed 5G • 4G LTE data to use each month for 12 months. Any unused data does not roll over, though. It resets at the end of your data cycle.
Hungry for data? Why wait? You can purchase more data three ways:
i. Add more 5G • 4G LTE data through the Mint Mobile app by selecting “Buy more data” in the menu
ii. Add more 5G • 4G LTE data by logging into your account at mintmobile.com/login and clicking UpData
iii. Message UPDATA to 6700 and follow the instructions. You will need to have money in your Mint Mobile wallet to make this purchase.
You can check your phones eSIM compatibility on https://mintmobile.com/esim. Please note the device must be unlocked.
An eSIM is just a physical SIM that has gone digital. Instead of physically inserting a SIM into your phone to join the Mint network, you install an eSIM onto your phone. This means you don’t have to wait for your SIM to be delivered; you can activate straight after purchase. If you’re new to Mint, and have an unlocked, eligible phone you can choose eSIM at time of purchase.
You can’t change the duration of your current plan once it has started. You can, however, set up a new duration to automatically renew at the end of your current plan by logging into your account at mintmobile.com/login.
Sure can. Purchase up to 5 plans per order. Each plan requires a new activation. So give it your friends and family – share the best deal of the year
At Mint, we don’t hide our fees in our plans—we break them out so you know exactly what you are paying.
Subtotal: Cost of the plan chosen.
Recovery Fee: The Recovery Fee is assessed to help recover Mint Mobile’s administrative costs to comply with various federal and state programs. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for additional details.
Telecom Tax: This includes any federal, state, county, city, or district taxes that are applicable to the retail sale of prepaid wireless communications services in your zip code.
Shipping & Handling: Depends on shipping option chosen at checkout.
NY PSCS: The Public Safety Communications Surcharge is a state-imposed surcharge collected on the retail sale of prepaid wireless communications services in the state of New York.
CA MTS Surcharge: Between 1/1/2016 and 12/31/2018, the Prepaid Mobile Telephony Services (MTS) Surcharge was collected from California-based consumers on the purchase of prepaid wireless service. It included a combination of certain taxes, fees, and other surcharges, as mandated by the state of California. Effective 1/1/2019, it is no longer applicable. Please go to https://www.mintmobile.com/ca-mts/ for more info on the replacement of the Prepaid MTS Surcharge.
Short answer: You choose. Long answer: All Mint Mobile plans allow you to choose how much 5G • 4G LTE data you need each month—5GB, 12GB, 20GB or Unlimited (first 40GB at 5G • 4G LTE speeds). When you hit your data limit, we don’t cut you off, we just slow it down. If you need more data, then you can purchase a once-monthly data add-on in your account. Or, if you find you are hitting the limit each month, simply upgrade your plan to the next data level at any time.
Your Mint service starts from the time that you activate your plan. Mint Mobile SIM cards can be activated up to 45 days after you receive your SIM.
If the phone is still locked, it will not be able to be used on other services. If unlocked, it can be used on any service with compliant hardware (eg. some devices are GSM or CDMA only).
You sure can. Just make sure you have the most recent version of the Mint Mobile app.
For detailed instructions check out our Help Center article on How to switch from physical SIM card to eSIM.
And if you need help, you can always call our Care Team at 800-683-7392. We will help you switch to eSIM, step by step.
Sure you can. You have up to 45 days from your plan purchase date to activate your SIM card. Don’t worry we will let you know before we deactivate it. If you need more time then please call customer support at 800-683-7392 or chat with us at mintmobile.com/chat.
Yep. You can upgrade your 5G • 4G LTE data size mid-cycle by paying the difference between your current plan and the upgraded plan. You are also able to set the change to occur when your current plan ends. You cannot switch down data mid-cycle, though.
True story: the most common fix for issues with data connection, text messages and domestic and international calling is simply turning your phone off and then back on.
You can also try removing and reinserting your Mint Mobile SIM Card. This essentially re-registers your phone in the mobile network. This will help you with problems related to data connection, text messages and domestic and international calling.
If you continue to experience issues, call customer support at 800-683-7392 or chat with us at mintmobile.com/chat.
On iPhones: Your voicemails won’t immediately appear in your Visual Voicemail screen, even if you currently have messages in your inbox. They will appear once you get a new message, so we recommend you leave yourself a voicemail message after updating your Carrier Settings. Tell yourself how stoked you are about your new savings!
On Androids: To access your voicemail, press and hold the number 1 on your phone’s keypad, or dial 805-637-7456. To reset your voicemail password, type #PWD# on your keypad and hit “Send.” To record a greeting that doesn’t make you want to cringe, you’re on your own. Certain Android users can leverage native visual voicemail on their device.
For non-native-VVM Android devices, we recommend you download a third-party app.
If you have any questions our team of customer care humans can help you out.
On an iPhone:
Go to Settings on your phone.
Select Cellular Data, then Personal Hotspot.
Turn on your hotspot.
On Android phones:
Go to Settings on your phone.
Select Connections or Networks.
Choose Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
Turn on your hotspot.
It may differ on different Android devices, so if the above instructions don’t work, give Google search a try.
You can use Apple Watch with your iPhone via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi; but Mint does not currently support using the cellular features on Apple Watch or other wearables.
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.
With our Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) program, you can easily get Mint Mobile service on your current device. Just switch out the SIM card and presto. If your phone is unlocked and compatible with Mint Mobile eSIM, you can activate your plan instantly right on your phone.
Compatible BYOP devices include:
– Most unlocked, GSM-network phones
– Unlocked AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless, Simple Mobile, and Straight Talk phones
– Most phones with a SIM card
You may need to hit up your carrier to unlock your phone.
If you’re still not sure if your phone will work with Mint Mobile, visit willmyphonework.net. Once there, enter your phone’s brand and model, U.S. for country and, under “Carrier,” choose our partner company, Ultra Mobile. (This, however, does not guarantee if the device is unlocked or that the phone will work with our service).
If you’re on a prepaid or pay-as-you-go plan, your phone is probably unlocked; however, if you’re on a two-year contract or something similar, your phone is probably carrier-locked until you finish paying it off.
The most reliable way to determine whether or not your phone is unlocked is by calling your current carrier and asking them to verify your phone’s status. You will most likely need to provide your account password (if applicable) and your phone’s IMEI number. You can find this on most phones by dialing *#06# on your keypad.
Phones need to be unlocked prior to activating your Mint Mobile service.
If your phone is GSM and accepts a SIM card, then your phone is most likely unlocked. If you want to double check, try contacting your current carrier to check if your phone is unlocked.
We sure do. With our Mint Family plan, you can manage from 2 to 5 plans at once, so you can keep saving with Mint. Learn more at https://www.mintmobile.com/family-phone-plans/
Yep. You just have to switch up a few things on your phone:
Thanks to RCS, Android users have access to key features that Apple’s iMessage users have been bragging about for years like read receipts, typing bubbles (three dots ftw), and the ability to send richer media. Now you can send full-size selfies to your friends in HD. Shoutout to Rich, whoever he is, for making it possible.
Note: RCS only applies to Android 6.0 and up. RCS requires a data connection (either WiFi or cellular). Both the sender and the recipient must have RCS enabled in order to send messages through RCS.
You bet. On our Unlimited Plan you can use up to 10GB of your monthly data for mobile hotspot. If you need more data to use for hotspot, you can purchase additional data in 5GB/10GB increments. There are 3 ways you can add more data to your Unlimited Plan:
i. Add more hotspot and 5G • 4G LTE data through the Mint Mobile app by selecting “Buy more data” in the menu
ii. Add more hotspot and 5G • 4G LTE data by logging into your account at mintmobile.com/login and clicking UpData
iii. Message UPDATA to 6700 and follow the instructions
You will need to have money in your Mint Mobile wallet to make this purchase.
It depends on the plan you choose when you renew. Lock in our best monthly rate by renewing for a 12-month plan, because buying in bulk isn’t just for toilet paper and cereal anymore.
*First 40GB at 5G • 4G LTE speeds
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