Mint SIM Offering Bulk Plans for As Little As $15 Per Month
Mint SIM today rolled out a new service plan offering that encourages customers to buy wireless access in multi-month bundles. Mint SIM now has nine different options for customers. The entry-level service plan includes unlimited talk and text with 2 GB of LTE 4G service. Mint SIM also offers a 5 GB plan and a 10 GB plan. Each of the 2 GB, 5 GB and 10 GB plans needs to be purchased in 3-, 6-, or 12-month bundles, and paid in full up front. For example, the 2 GB plan is available for $15 per month for three months, but requires an immediate payment of $45. Customers can buy the 2 GB plan for 6 months for a total of $108 up front, or for 12 months for a total of $180 up front. The 5 GB costs $60, $144, or $240 for 3, 6, or 12 months, respectively, and the 10 GB plan costs $75, $180, or $300 for 3, 6, or 12 months, respectively. Mint SIM is an MVNO that runs on T-Mobile's network. Customers can use their own unlocked GSM handset, or purchase a device directly from Mint SIM. Mint SIM is also launching a SIM card bundle at Best Buy stores. Customers can pick up a Mint SIM card for any of the nine bundled options at Best Buy retail locations in the U.S. and pair it with their own unlocked handset. Mint SIM would not say what the top 4G LTE download speed available to customers is, but it does throttle those who exceed their monthly data limit to 128 Kbps. The new Mint SIM service plans are available beginning today.
T-Mobile Rolls Out Buy-One, Get-One Galaxy S8 Deal
T-Mobile today introduced a buy-one, get-one promotion for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Customers who add a line and finance both phones on an equipment installment plan will receive a gift card for the value of the second phone.
FreedomPop Expands to AT&T's LTE Network
FreedomPop today said it has struck an agreement with AT&T that allows its customers to access AT&T's LTE network. FreedomPop is a WiFi-first carrier that provides unlimited calling and texting from WiFi hotspots and low-cost service when connected to cellular networks.
Cricket to Sell SIM Card Kits Via Amazon
Cricket Wireless today announced a new option for consumers, who can now buy a Bring Your Own Device Universal SIM Card Activation Kit from Amazon.com for $9.99. The kit includes a nano SIM card with micro and mini tray adaptors so the card can be used with a wide variety of devices.
Apple Offering SIM-Free iPhone 7s Online
Apple has made SIM-free versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus available for sale on its web site. The SIM-free versions differ from the carrier versions only in that they are unlocked and don't carry any obligations to carriers.
Microsoft Prepping Own SIM for Windows 10 Devices
Microsoft has published a new app for Windows 10 devices meant to help people connect to and pay for data networks using their Microsoft account. According to the app's description, Windows 10 device owners can view locally available plans and sign up for contract-free service directly from their device.