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Any Mint Mobile users? Pros? Cons?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: August 08, 2022 02:20PM
Decided to get off the AT&T wagon I've been on since the covered wagon days, and after comparing Google Fi and others, I think we're going with Mint Mobile. We have 2 lines, and will probably start with the low 4G data for $17/month (including taxes I think).

Anyone else using Mint? Do they have visual text-based VM? I did like that about ATT.



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Re: Any Mint Mobile users? Pros? Cons?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: August 08, 2022 02:43PM
I use Mint with two lines on iPhones. I also moved from AT&T.

I'm on Mint's cheapest plan. I pay for 1 year at a time to maximize the savings and minimize my hassle at making frequent payments.

The voice mail works same as what I had with AT&T as far as I can tell. I select the messages with the iPhone interface. It transcribes the messages into readable text also which I don't remember using with AT&T, but I didn't get many voicemails before I moved both lines to Mint.

From what I can tell, the "wifi calling" feature works better on Mint than AT&T for my purposes. It will use wifi first when it is available instead of AT&T's using wifi only when cellular was unavailable. I have a location (inside a metal barn on our farm) that has a very faint cell signal but a strong wifi. Mint's configuration has been very useful there.

At our rural farm location in the mountains, Mint's T-Mobile service is stronger and has less dead zones around our farm. Both the better signal and the much better price made the switch to Mint from AT&T a no-brainer for me.



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Re: Any Mint Mobile users? Pros? Cons?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: August 08, 2022 03:13PM
Thanks for these details, TheTominator.



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Re: Any Mint Mobile users? Pros? Cons?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 08, 2022 06:13PM
The voice mail works same as what I had with AT&T as far as I can tell.


Is that like att's Visual Voicemail?

I don't have to sign in to get att voicemails, is it the same with Mint?






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Any Mint Mobile users? Pros? Cons?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: August 08, 2022 07:43PM
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RAMd®d
The voice mail works same as what I had with AT&T as far as I can tell.


Is that like att's Visual Voicemail?

I don't have to sign in to get att voicemails, is it the same with Mint?

I don't have to sign in when checking voice mails on my iPhone. I guess it remembers the password. From what I can see, Mint's voicemail behaves the same as AT&T Visual Voicemail did my iPhone.
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Re: Any Mint Mobile users? Pros? Cons?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: August 10, 2022 12:14PM
I tried Mint once about 4-5 years ago. I was not real happy with the service, it frequently did not connect and/or took a long time to reach the other party when making a call. No VVM at that time, either. TBF, this was a LONNNG time ago, forever ago in wireless terms...so they may be just fine now. I wonder about de-prioritization. Maybe not as big a factor now (like what I faced before) due to better 4g and 5g technology.

$20/mo for 4gb is quite good imo. And the intro $15 for 3 months is kind of a no-brainer. I'm on T-Mo senior 55 basic whatever and for 2 lines of unlimited everything our all-in total is like $65. We've had and been happy with this deal for about 19 months now. Only a few times have I had trouble connecting (de-prioritization I'd guess) and that is in extreme hot temps 97+F. Not sure if the temps are related but that's the only time I've had that issue.

T-Mo also has a $15/mo plan with I think 2.5gb. They gift you another 500 gb yearly if you stay on it. Not a bad plan if you are on wifi most of the time.

The other big (or not?) caveat with these low-tier plans and resellers is you don't get the cool new phone deals; from what I've seen you have to sign up with the upper-tier unlimited plans to get the BOGO, etc. But you can catch deals at Costco or like me, just message T-Mo cs and ask them if they'll give you a discount. I got my 12 Mini this way for less than 1/2 price.
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