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1-Yr Mint SIM Prepaid Service w/ Unlimited Talk/Text + 2GB LTE Data EXPIRED

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MintSim.com has great prices on their 6-Month or 12-Month Prepaid Mobile Phone Service when you apply 20% off promo SHOPCLEVER during checkout. Shipping starts at ~$3.47. Thanks J3anyus

Example deals (prices after SHOPCLEVER promo code & regulatory recovery fee/shipping):
  • 12-Months Service w/ Unlimited Talk/Text + 2GB LTE Data $166.67
  • 12-Months Service w/ Unlimited Talk/Text + 5GB LTE Data $246.67
  • 12-Months Service w/ Unlimited Talk/Text + 10GB LTE Data $326.67
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Mint SIM is running a promotion with CNET [cnet.com] and offering 20% off all of their 6-month and 12-month prepaid plans. Plans can be purchased from Mint SIM [mintsim.com] with coupon code SHOPCLEVER.

Some example deals (these prices include tax and shipping to California so they may be slightly different for you):
  • 12 months service, unlimited talk/text + 2GB LTE data - $166.67 ($13.89 per month)
  • 12 months service, unlimited talk/text + 5GB LTE data - $246.67 ($20.56 per month)
  • 12 months service, unlimited talk/text + 10GB LTE data - $326.67 ($27.22 per month)
To answer some questions that will likely come up:

Which network does Mint SIM use?
T-Mobile.

Which phones work with Mint SIM?
Any unlocked phone that supports T-Mobile's network should be fine.

Can I stock up on SIM cards at this price and just activate them as needed?
No - Mint SIM's website says "All Sims purchased must be activated within 45 days of purchase."

What if I buy 12 months of service and then Mint SIM goes out of business?
Then you lose your remaining months of service. However Mint SIM is a subsidiary of Ultra Mobile (an MVNO that has been around for several years), so they're not some new, unknown company.

Does Mint SIM support conditional call forwarding, for use with Google Voice?
Yes, posts on various forums have confirmed that this works.
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Last Edited by oper May 11, 2017 at 09:10 PM
The deal is STILL ACTIVE. "Shopclever" at checkout gets you 20% off 6 & 12-month plans

PLEASE EMAIL MINTSIM @ support@mintsim.com if you run into any issue, they will respond eventually. Do not call them it will go to voice msg as the call center is totally overrun by the amount of ppl calling in(or they have no staff that answers it), and ultra mobile use different call center which maynot be able to help with Mintsim situation at all

Regulatory Recovery Fee will represent a 1-3% cost on top of monthly airtime charges.

If you are porting from Ring+ and using phones that were originally from Boost, Virgin and/Sprint. Do not expect it to work because Sprint use CDMA network while MintSIM(T-mobile use GSM network)

Mint = T-Mobile Service (However Mint don't offer voice/data roaming to AT&T; T-Mobile offer roaming via AT&T in some rural areas with no T-mobile coverage)
Please be aware that mint uses T-Mobile service. Use OpenSignal (Phone app or website) to check if T-mobile has a strong coverage in your area (work / home).

RESPONSE from UNowhereSpamhole: If you have a phone that supports TMo's LTE Band 12, then coverage will be much better. Band 12 is on a much lower frequency than their other bands and thus goes farther and penetrates buildings better. Also, even if that doesn't work, some phones support TMo's WiFi calling. Failing that, virtually ANY phone can use Google Voice and Hangouts to effectively do the same as WiFi calling.

****MINT SIM ANY GOOD???****
- Tmobile coverage.
- Data speed 20Mbps (Mint sim).
- Mobile hotpsot enable.

- No Phone/Chat Customer Support if any issues, just email.

****PORTING FROM RINGPLUS/ CARRIERS TO MINT SIM****
1. Get the 11 digit activation code on the back side of sim card.
2. https://my.mintsim.com/activation
3. Enter the activation code.
4. You will have 2 options:
-New number
-Transfer an existing number.
5. Enter your RP number-->Account number= same as phone number without dash--> PIN code from ringplus--> Your ZIP CODE.

-->Take about 5-15 minutes for porting to be completed. or over 25 days (my experience)
-->Insert the sim into your unlocked GSM phone.
-->Configure Your Data and MMS Settings
-->If you chose to get a new number initially, there is no way to port in unless you get a new plan

https://www.mintsim.com/data-mms-settings to configure your device's data and MMS settings.



If you want to keep your old number - DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, CANCEL YOUR PHONE SERVICE ON YOUR OLD NUMBER UNTIL IT IS FULLY PORTED AND WORKING ON YOUR NEW LINE. Canceling your account prior to port completion simply releases your number to your canceled vendor for reuse. Porting your number cancels your old account - make sure you don't hit ETF.
Ting have a good article about carrier porting information: https://help.ting.com/hc/en-us/ar...nformation

****HOW LONG WILL MINT SIM LAST????****
-->It is own and operate under Ultra mobile which exist for quite some time.
laugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loud

Cons:
1.They can cancel your service any time for any reason. MintSim TOS:
No Refunds for Cancellation or Termination of Pre-Paid Service Plans.You may cancel or we may terminate any Service plan that you purchase from us at any time.
2. No visual voice mail support.
3. No SMS short code support. (These may be working now, see Twitter post from Mintsim: https://twitter.com/_MintSim/stat...8665968640)
4. They purposely hide account number. Customer MUST call (catch their CS rep if you can...) to get your account number.
5. No customer service except through email. They respond then close your ticket regardless if your problem is resolved. Try to call and you get put on hold and then told to leave a voicemail. They don't call back.
6. They keep sending Simcards with invalid activation codes.


PSA on how to get your account information for Mint Sim.

Call 611, which takes you through an automated customer service line for Ultra Mobile. Verify your phone number by dialing 1 and then keying in your number. After your number has been verified, you dial 5 and you're account number and pin will be texted to you.
* Automated customer service is no longer available for MinstSim customers
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good deal got in a day ago for 5gb for 12 months for 206
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On the cnet site, in the comment section - someone posted the response they received to the question how to add to the account they already had with mintsim and the mintsim response was that you would have to port your number out and bring it back in with the new sim. So I don't think it will work if you want to keep your phone number.
that doesn't seem entirely unreasonable either, you could easily port out and back in within a few days
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full 2GB LTE speed? that would be awesome
first 2Gb, 5Gb, and 10Gb of data are at 4G LTE (depending on what plan you buy) then 2G after that. You can also purchase extra data 1Gb at a time if you want more 4G LTE data

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this seems like a great deal
It's an epic deal.

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Does this work with existing customers?
The deal is for new customers only.
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let me preface this q by stating i did look at their website, maybe not hard enough...

do these LTE amounts reset each month? or is it a bin of 2-10GB LTE distributed over the period of time you buy an active line, and when you use it all up, you are on 4G data for the rest of your term?
It's per month. If you buy a 3-month 2Gb plan you get 2Gb of 4G LTE data every month.
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ordered 12month plan with two different card said declined but was charged wtf 0.o
Reach out to the helpdesk on Facebook or support@mintsim.com the team is quick to respond. If you were in fact charged you will get a refund (or your sim). Make sure to have your order numbers handy so they can be tracked quickly

Quote from joon82
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Crap i ordered 2 x 3 month sim card last night..... Already shipped. Damn i wanted to order 12 month and forget about paying for a year. Moving from Ringplus.
Sprint service is horrible imo so im moving from Ringplus. Drive cross-country alot and i get no signal for hours in the interstate. Hope tmobile is better than sprint.
DON'T ACTIVATE THE SIMS. You can return sims as long as the are NOT activated and purchase 12-months. It's happened to a couple foxes and the team is happy to help Smilie
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I really, really want to like Mint Sim, but right now they are completely screwing me. I activated a 3-month 2 GB plan with them 11 days ago. My service worked for a week and then was disabled. Tried calling support around 10 times. No agent is ever available. I can only communicate over email. Fast forward to now, 4 days later, and still no service. I tried calling my number yesterday and some random guy picks up who just got that number 3 days ago. So now I'm without service and my number is gone. Can't imagine how much longer I'm going to be out of service. However, my wife's service is still working fine.

Bottom line is that the service is great and the price is right when it works, but if there's an error in their system, buckle up because it's gonna be a wild ride!
Stew, please reach out to Mint Sim support @ support@mintsim.com and explain the situation. Service should not go out like you mentioned and it can be fixed. I'll give the team a heads up about your situation and make sure it's pushed to the front of the queue. 11 days is about 11 days too many to be without service. I'm going to tell the team to be on the lookout for Stewtheman
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Yes - I have had to contact them a few times (I ported a number over) - and despite posting a phone number - it never works and they do not call back despite saying to leave a message so that they can.
Email seems to be the only way they communicate
The team recently added a bunch of agents so much more responsive via phone.
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Would an unlocked iphone coming from cricket, be able to work on mint sim?
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Would an unlocked iphone coming from cricket, be able to work on mint sim?
Cricket is AT&T (GSM) so if it's unlocked it'd have no problem on Mint which is T-Mobile (GSM)
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TMobile has the best price, but the worst signal quality (in buildings).
Make sure you know you get signal in buildings your frequent.
Sprint is cheaper.
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this has all the bingeOn benefits, free streaming and free roaming?
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this has all the bingeOn benefits, free streaming and free roaming?
lol no it doesn't that would be crazy. Mint just uses T-Mobile network but doesn't offer the same
promotions.
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Nice! I've been using this without issue on the 3 month deal they ran at the end of last year. Was happy enough I was going to buy a year so perfect timing for me.

Edit- Guess this is just for new folks...
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Sprint is cheaper.
Sprint customer services is s***h***. And Sprint sales reps are big time liars trying to rip customers off. Stay away from Sprint.
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I see it comes with sim kit. But does anyone know if this ships with nano size?

Nvm. I answered my own question. Straight from the FAQ page.

If your phone meets the following two criteria, your phone will work with a Mint SIM:

Your phone requires a SIM card.
Mint has traditional, Micro and Nano SIM cards. Micro and Nano SIM cards are smaller than traditional SIM cards and are typically found in newer phones such as the Samsung Note II, Samsung Note III, Samsung Galaxy S III, and various iPhone models. The Micro SIM is part of Mint's standard SIM kit.
The sim kit includes all the sim sizes. It is just one sim with cut outs for all three sizes.
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