Ryan Reynold’s had a phone company called Mint Mobile. It sports a mint green fox and Ryan Reynolds in their advertising. If you've ever been curious about this hit new company, I got you.
This post is not affiliated nor sponsored by Mint Mobile or anyone against Mint Mobile. This is just a reflection of my personal experience.
When I got my own phone plan as a new adult in 2022, I wanted something that wouldn’t be expensive because I was trying to save money. My parent’s friends tried it and said it wasn’t bad. So I naively signed up, got my mint mobile card to insert into my phone, and went my merry way, happy that I prepaid for a whole year with Mint Mobile. Boy was I in for a wild ride.
For the first month, it wasn’t bad, I felt like I could still talk and text without too much trouble. My work has wifi so I went with a lower data plan that made it about $25 per month to use. Then in October, I went to Puerto Penasco for the first time with my now husband. Mint mobile doesn’t have international service but they have tokens you can purchase that can be used internationally. I bought enough what I thought was enough to get me through the weekend but it wasn’t enough. So I bought more. Something they don’t tell you is when you buy the tokens it, you can’t use it for anything else so those extra tokens were just that, extra.
Over the course of the year, I felt like I became less and less enamored with Mint Mobile. My calls with my husband would randomly drop. Sometimes texts would come through and I couldn’t view them even on wifi. Sometimes my texts wouldn’t send. Sometimes my mom would call me and it wouldn’t come through on my end, it would just go straight to voicemail. There was the time that there was an issue with the system and I was very close to my data limit but then the limit didn’t reset so I was left with 1GB of data for a whole month. I called Mint Mobile a few times and they said there was nothing they could do.
When T-mobile acquired Mint Mobile I did get an extra 5 GB per month and seemed to stabilize a bit but by then I was ready to move on to a new phone company. I asked Mint Mobile support about getting a refund since I prepaid for a year and they said no.
So don't use Mint Mobile. Pay the extra money, it's worth it.
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