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Mint Mobile users? I'm thinking of switchiing from ATT wirelss to Mint.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 27, 2020 07:49AM
Mint Mobile is a T-Mobil MVNO.

I get excellent signal strength with T-Mobile at home vs one to two, and occasionally three bars with ATT.

There are only two main locations where I want to have the same or better signal strength, but I also want to check general coverage.

I'm moved three 'Phones from no carrier to ATT by moving the SIM from 'Phone to 'Phone.

Mint offers a seven-day free trial. Free, as long as you return 'it' within the seven-day period. 'It' is presumably the SIM.

Mint is $15, I assume before taxes.

So, my question is – for a trial such as this, it it as easy as putting in a 'pre-paid' SIM in place of my ATT version, trying it out in different locations, and then swapping back if I don't like Mint's coverage?

Does the trial allow me to keep my number? I'm pretty sure Mint will port my number if I jump my current ship.

I understand how changing carriers works when doing so permanently.

It's the trial that has me curious.






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Re: Mint Mobile users? I'm thinking of switchiing from ATT wirelss to Mint.
Posted by: decay
Date: July 27, 2020 08:36AM
Mint says $15/mo is for a yearly pre-paid plan. Interesting.



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Re: Mint Mobile users? I'm thinking of switchiing from ATT wirelss to Mint.
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 27, 2020 08:49AM
FWIW T-Mo coverage map is pretty accurate.
I've had T-Mo for nearly a decade. Way less complaints than I ever had with VzW, T, or Splat.
My brother is on Ting, another T-Mo MVNO.
His coverage isn't as good, but for as little as he uses it ...



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Re: Mint Mobile users? I'm thinking of switchiing from ATT wirelss to Mint.
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: July 27, 2020 09:45AM
I absolutely loathe AT&T, but where I live (Central AR, near Little Rock) they are the only game in town if you want wide coverage, and not just "along the interstate corridor" coverage. I administer 9 phones on my plan (family/business) and it comes to about $35/per line if I divide it equally amongst them all. (with 20GB shared data, unlimited calls/text)



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Re: Mint Mobile users? I'm thinking of switchiing from ATT wirelss to Mint.
Posted by: ADent
Date: July 27, 2020 11:52AM
Yes you can just pop out the SIM and put in a new one.

I wouldn't port the number until you are happy with the testing.
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Re: Mint Mobile users? I'm thinking of switchiing from ATT wirelss to Mint.
Posted by: Gareth
Date: July 27, 2020 12:38PM
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ADent
Yes you can just pop out the SIM and put in a new one.

I wouldn't port the number until you are happy with the testing.

Yup. If your plan is to test it out first, just get a new Mint number to start. I just ported to Mint and it took 41 hours to port the number, during which time the Mint SIM was completely unusable. Now, it's probably the previous carrier's fault for not releasing the line (US Mobile), but Mint had all the info and didn't do anything on their end to get it done. I had to repeatedly call US Mobile until it got done. It also took about 9 hours to port my number to US Mobile (from Sprint). Which is just to point out that the prepaid carriers don't have the same level of service or speed as the big three (it was instantaneous to port my number from AT&T to Sprint).

Best Buy has had a couple of Mint specials recently. I'm on a 3GB, 3 month SIM for $25 (plus local sales tax). They just had an 8GB, 3 month SIM for $30. So you might want to wait for one of those, but I don't know if Mint's 7 day trial period applies to SIM cards bought from other retailers.
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Re: Mint Mobile users? I'm thinking of switchiing from ATT wirelss to Mint.
Posted by: DavidS
Date: July 27, 2020 02:20PM
I had my son on Mint for a year. Coverage was fine. After
A 3 month trial, I paid for a year up front. It was $300 or $25/month for 15GB data per month. I then imported him into our sprint unlimited family plan.
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