Announced recently, Mint SIM is a new prepaid MVNO service by Ultra. The MVNO mainly offers international prepaid services with rates that are unlike the ones offered by traditional postpaid services from the big four carriers.
Mint SIM uses T-Mobile's network. Currently, they are offering a deal where customers can get 3 months of prepaid service for only $35 for all three months of service. This already includes unlimited talk, text and 2GB data at LTE speed. When you think about it, this translates to a per month rate of only $11.67. Once Mint SIM's deal ends, the normal $23 per month rate will already be implemented. With the same inclusions, this still makes it a pretty good arrangement.
Aside from this 3-month rate deal, Mint SIM has prepaid rates that enable its customers to purchase up to a year's worth of service. If a yearly prepaid service is preferred, customers may enjoy these plan options:
- Small Plan $199/year - Includes unlimited talk, text, and 2GB data at LTE speed ($16.58/month)
- Medium Plan $299/year - Includes unlimited talk, text, and 5GB data at LTE speed ($24.92/month)
- Large Plan $399/year - Includes unlimited talk, text, and 10GB data at LTE speed ($33.25/month)
Obviously, these plan options are not intended for power-data subscribers. But if you don't exceed using 10GB of data per month, Mint SIM's plan offers look really competitive compared to what other brands are offering. Once the allotted high speed limit has been exceeded, the speed will get throttled. In addition to this, HD voice is not included in the plan offering. It also doesn't offer group or multi-line options as of the moment.
Part of the reason why the prices of Mint SIM are low is because they are have a set-up that is an e-Brand only. This means that everything is done online. If you want to buy a new phone from them, you can choose to do so. But since they encourage customers to bring their own device, their device line-up isn't something to boast about. Currently, they offer a 16GB iPhone SE, a Samsung Galaxy S4 (that still runs on Android 5 Lollipop), and two low-end handsets by BLU.
If you've decided to jump in on the bandwagon and get one of Mint SIM's plans, you can use the promo code "shopclever" when you make your purchase. This will entitle you to a 20% discount on its yearly plans. With this discount applied, the yearly plans become:
- Small Plan: $159.20/year instead of $199/year ($13.25/month)
- Medium Plan: $239.20/year instead of $299/year ($20/month)
- Large Plan: $320/year instead of $399/year ($26.60/month)