Mint Mobile will soon offer more data at slightly higher prices for new subscribers

Mint Mobile will soon offer more data at slightly higher prices for new subscribers
Mint Mobile is a small but incredibly ambitious and generous wireless service provider that has a rather unique way of conducting its business. In addition to offering new subscribers a full refund within 7 days of first signing up for a Mint plan if they’re not completely satisfied with what they’re getting, the T-Mobile-hosted MVNO lets you save quite a bit of money by eschewing the traditional monthly payment model.

The Mobile Virtual Network Operator’s bulk 3, 6, and 12-month plans are crazy cheap compared to the competition, including unlimited talk and text across the board, mobile hotspot functionality, a free SIM card, and your choice of 2, 5, or 10GB of 4G LTE data every month.

Starting January 29, Android Central reports Mint Mobile will make a few major changes to its service structure that are leaving us somewhat conflicted. On one hand, the available high-speed data allotment is set to increase, which is obviously good news. On the other, price hikes are also in the pipeline, which may cause a little user dissatisfaction.

Basically, you’ll be asked to pay more money for significantly larger data buckets, which actually sounds fair. Namely, $25 a month instead of $23 for 3 instead of 2 gigs, $35 a month for 8 gigs (up from $30 for 5), and $45 for 12GB (up from $38 for 10) as far as 3-month plans are concerned.

Naturally, signing a lengthier 6-month agreement will net you heftier overall discounts, although the price and data boosts are similar to those detailed above. You’re looking to spend $20 a month going forward on 3 gigs of data, $25 for 8GB, and $35 for 12GB, up from $18, $24, and $30 for 2, 5, and 10 gigs respectively.

Interestingly, the monthly fees of Mint Mobile’s yearly plans will go unchanged, which means you’ll get 3, 8, or 12 gigs of data at the same prices as 2, 5, and 10GB allotments right now. Existing customers are looking at data upgrades with no rate hikes on 3 and 6-month plans as well, and the same goes for those willing to subscribe to Mint service by January 29. What are you waiting for?

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