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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6 Comments

1. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

So, they've out-foxed everyone.

2. Vogue1985

Posts: 318; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Love Mint sim was with them for a year. Started with 3months at $15 for 5gb per month than moved to 10gb for 9months,saved a ton of money. switched carriers because 10gb was never t enough for me anymore as I canceled Comcast home internet. Mint create a mega bandle and I'll be back.

3. speedingcheetah

Posts: 75; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

I am fine paying $20 a month for 1GB on Republic Wireless. If i need more data, its $5 per 1GB which is half the cost of Google Fi, btw. Wifi is everywhere....i dont need to pre-pay a whole years of service on Mint, for extra GB I never use...just to save $5 a month. Also, Mint has no domestic roaming, which makes many areas with no service. RW has talk and text roaming nationwide.

4. _KIRA_

Posts: 107; Member since: Dec 25, 2013

There's no DATA domestic roaming.

5. speedingcheetah

Posts: 75; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

RW has no Data domestic roaming true, but at least they have talk and text roaming, so I can make calls and texts in areas with no native Tmobile coverage. Mint has ONLY native tmobile coverage. Conformed this personally, and also by many others on other forums. u get what u pay for...if u like to pay for 1 yr...which, is a contract, despite Mint's "no contract claim" there is no way to get your money back after 7 days of use. Many complaints and BBB/ripoff reports/redit posts of people who have tried.

6. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Mint is good, if you can get the slow data streams to work.

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