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Best Buy Offers Three Months of Free Service on Mint SIM With Any Unlocked Phone Purchase

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T-Mobile MVNO Mint SIM, launched a new promotion with Best Buy today. Customers who buy any unlocked phone from Best Buy will receive a Mint SIM preloaded with three months of free service on Mint SIM's unlimited talk, text, 2 GB LTE data plan, a $45 value. To get this deal online start here.

Mint SIM has been available at Best Buy since August. In announcing the partnership, Mint SIM SVP Aron North said, “Combining Best Buy’s enormous unlocked phone selection with Mint Sim’s free service on America’s Fastest Growing LTE Network is truly a win-win. More and more consumers are choosing unlocked phones every day. Mint SIM’s growth has been remarkable and encapsulates how consumers are changing their buying habits when it comes to wireless. As the industry continues to evolve we believe Mint SIM is well positioned to capitalize on these new buying trends.”

Mint SIM is a product of Ultra Mobile. The Ultra Mobile brand is targeted at customers who regularly call or text internationally. Mint SIM is Ultra's value brand, which is focused on providing low cost multi-month unlimited talk, text and data plans on T-Mobile network.

Deal has ended!

Source: BestBuy

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  1. Does this ultra mobile 3 month plan come with unlimited 3g data? Or is it just three free individual months of UM?

    Also, has anyone seen how fast the 3g on UM is?

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    1. The Mint SIM plan 2 GB plan includes unlimited 2G data after the first 2 GB. Mint's 2G speed is around 128 kbps

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  2. This looks mighty tempting. Would anyone comment on their experience with Mint SIM? This kind of savings would be huge for me.

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    1. I have MINT SIM.. Using for the past 1 year.. Its good.. I live in a place with good t-mobile signals.. Cant complain et all.

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    2. I don't know about SIM, but Ultra's customer login portal has been down for over a month.Can't access on line info.

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    3. I have MintSIM as well. If you know you are in 1) a good T-Mobile coverage area, and 2) an area with good speeds on T-Mobile, it might suit you well to switch. Mint caps speeds around 20 mbps, but I've found that to be good enough.

      Just know that Mint is very no-frills compared to T-Mobile. You won't get Music Freedom/Binge On whitelisting, nor will you have North America-wide calling/data (though you can still text Canada from the US, and I believe Mexico too.) No global 2G data, or free outgoing texts (incoming are free.) WiFi calling also apparently works on a more limited subset of phones.

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    4. It's good if you don't rely on your data. I had MintSim for the 3 months but ended up porting out before my paid service was through due to depriortization of my data. I live in a large metro area and my data consistently stopped working properly during prime time when everyone else was on. Slow downs, time-outs, etc. Useless - throughput would just slow to a crawl. From all my research Tmob mvnos are pretty typically deprioritized for data, so depending on your location and tower saturation this may or may not be acceptable to you. I never had any issues with calls or texts though. YMMV, great deal for what it is.

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  3. What are some of these unlocked phones that are available at BB? And how much do they cost?
    Can I then just take out the Mint Sim and then use it in my other phone?

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    1. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/mobile-cell-phones/unlocked-mobile-phones/pcmcat156400050037.c?id=pcmcat156400050037

      You can use this Mint SIM card in an unlocked phone or a locked to T-Mobile.

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  4. To get a free phone and three months of phone service that younwould need anyways, thats awesome.

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  5. I can't get them to finish a port-in request to save my life. My current provider, and their broker, approved the port-in request more than a week ago. I've been trying to get Mint SIM to be proactive about this for nearly a month. Clearly I've made a mistake by choosing them, but I've already prepaid for three months service so I have to just wait until Mint decides they want to see that this ridiculously slow process is a problem. Right now they don't think there's any problem with them not accepting the port even though the ball is in their court.

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    1. Port it to Google voice and then you can move between carriers.

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    2. File an FCC complaint and Mint will fix it

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    3. @Anonymous @ 10:57 AM: I did something similar. I have an account with VOIP.ms, so I started a port request with them. Received a port-in date of November 1. So at a minimum I'll have eliminated my current provider and their broker out of the equation.

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  6. No hotspot/tethering on Mint = no sale. Snap. Same problem with almost all gsm including att, etc..

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    1. You haven't looked for GSM carriers with hotspot; it's obvious. Besides Ultra, I can think of 6 other GSM carriers that offer it without even checking. Read Dennis' excellent reviews.

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    2. I'm virtually certain that MintSIM's website states that it specifically does allow tethering, perhaps in the FAQ's.

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    3. The MintSim web page for the $45 2GB 3-month SIM KIT says "Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (SMHS); turn your device into a WiFi hotspot".
      mintsim.com/plans/mint-small-3-months/

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    4. It has hotspot.. I use it occasionally..

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  7. Nice for those that like to buy in bulk blocks.
    Just be ready for T-Mobile native network footprint with no roaming at all. Check your coverage with a magnifying glass before jumping on this.

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  8. What phone is good for this plan from Best buy?

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    1. For you, I suggest the new Nokia 3310 in Charcoal.

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    2. Nokia 3310 is a Symbian Series 30 phone wih no 4G or LTE.
      gsmarena.com/nokia_3310_(2017)-8597.php

      Cheapest in-stock decent 4G LTE unlocked phone that I'd buy is the LG K3 for $85 or a Moto E4 for $130.

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    3. "When the ~20,000 redundant jobs are eliminated"

      You must think he's the guy trying to ride a tricycle on the freeway.

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  9. Trash deal.

    I mean, they couldn't even splurge on the 10GB plan.

    What is this, 2014?

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    1. Lots of people, 90 days of service with unlimited talk and text is appealing to a lot of people.

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  10. Surprised you don't list any phones as an example....

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    1. There are more than 200 unlocked phones. Do you still live with your parents?

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    2. For Jeff, the BLU - Jenny TV 2.8 T276T.

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    3. LOL!
      Applause to Anon @ 3:59 PM :-)

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  11. Most of Best Buy's unlocked phones are expensive. This coupled with the 14 day return period makes me hesitant to pursue this deal. A number of Best Buy's competitors offer longer return periods.

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    1. Most people buy phones to use, not to play with for 29 days and return.
      Expensive? BS; u must have thought tl;dr.
      29 phones over $600. 14 phones between $500-600. 27 phones $300-400.
      The test of the unlocked phones, more than 200 on many pages are less than $300. The vast majority are MUCH less.

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    2. Actually I keep most of items that I purchase. If you gave most intelligent people the choice of a 14 day return period, versus a 30 to 90 days, I think that would like the psychological comfort of an extended return period. Best Buy does have a system to check for excessive returners who abuse return policies. If you are a busy person, you may not discover a major flaw in a product until after the 15th day. Best Buy also charges a $25 restocking fee for phones. I can buy the same phone from another retailer and return it without a restocking fee. The Best Buy near my house only had six unlocked phones for sale. I guess there is a better unlocked phone selection on their website, but why take a chance with 14 day return period and $25 restocking fee.

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    3. "Actually I keep most of items that I purchase"

      I do too. I still have my car phones, 8-track players. Nokia candy-bars, and Samsung S2's somewhere in the attic.

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  12. Can someone post a link to the mint sim $99 annual plan?

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    1. There's no Mint SIM $99 annual plan. Perhaps you were thinking of Red Pocket?

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  13. This $15 / $45-90 day price is only temporary promotional price.
    What is Mint Sim's regular prices? their website only shows the temporary promo prices.

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    1. The regular prices for Mint SIM's 2 GB plan are:
      $69/3 months ($23/month)
      $108/6 months ($18/month)
      180/12 months ($15/month)

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