Mint Mobile is a great choice for anyone looking to save money on their cell phone plan. This prepaid carrier runs on T-Mobile's network and offers service to a wide range of phones and devices, including the iPhone.
For new customers, Mint Mobile is offering a free trial to try out their services. All you need is an unlocked phone with eSim capabilities and you can sign up in minutes.
How to get an eSim
Mint Mobile is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) that offers direct-to-consumer plans on the T-Mobile network. It’s a great option for anyone looking for an affordable cell phone plan.
The first thing you need to do is choose a plan that fits your needs and budget. You can choose to pay for three, six or 12 months of service at a time.
It’s also important to check if T-Mobile’s network coverage is strong in your area. If it is, then you should be able to receive excellent voice and data coverage when you use Mint Mobile.
After you’ve chosen a plan, you can activate your new eSim in just a few easy steps online. This will allow you to keep your phone number when you switch carriers and avoid having to cancel your current plan.
How to install an eSim
eSIMs, or “embedded SIMs,” are a relatively new technology that’s becoming increasingly popular. They’re easier to swap operators and can free up space for more battery life or features.
You’ll find eSIMs on some of the latest iPhones and Google Pixel phones, but not all devices support them. To find out whether your phone supports eSIM, check out our eSIM compatibility page.
Once you’ve figured out that your phone has an eSIM, it’s time to activate the trial. Mint Mobile offers a seven-day free trial that gives you 250 minutes, 250 texts, and 250MB of data to try out their service.
You can test your cellular data speed and performance during the trial with the Ookla Speedtest app, and cellular data used for these tests won’t count against your 250MB of included high-speed data. It’s worth testing as many cellular speeds and pings as possible to ensure that Mint Mobile will be a good fit for you.
How to activate an eSim
If you’re a new Mint Mobile customer, activating your service with an eSim is super easy. You don’t even need to go to a brick-and-mortar store — all you need is an internet connection and a compatible phone.
Once you’ve activated your service, you’ll get a new phone number, and the Mint app will prompt you to set up your data plan. You can opt to use your personal line for calls and texts, or designate the free trial number as the default cellular data line.
This trial will give you 250 minutes, 250 texts, and 250 MB of cellular data to test the coverage in your area. You can also run unlimited speed tests using Ookla’s Speedtest application to see how well Mint Mobile performs in places you regularly visit.
How to remove an eSim
Using an eSIM is a great way to save money on your next mobile phone bill or add extra oomph to your data plan. They are also a good way to test the waters when it comes to mobile carriers without having to go through the hassle of a long distance phone call. If you're not sure what carrier to choose for your next phone, there are many ways to get the right fit - from a simple phone search to a custom quote. One of the best ways to find out is through a free trial that will let you try it all before you commit. The best part is you'll have nothing to lose if your nifty new mobile phone fails or you change your mind.