Mint Mobile is an offshoot of Ultra Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator. The company sells discount prepaid SIM cards and mobile phone service that works on T-Mobile’s network.
Ultra Mobile kicked off Mint Mobile in August of 2016. The company offers vastly reduced rates for service for customers who are willing to pay in advance of at least 3 months duration, rather than month to month.
Originally limited to Android phones, the company now offers service to iPhone users as well. The base rate at Mint is $15 a month for unlimited talk, text, and data, as well as 2 GB of high speed (4 LTE) service. That is roughly half the price of the lowest competitor, MetroPCS.
In a review dated January of 2018, Forbes listed this service as a top provider which can save consumers hundreds of dollars in cell phone bills.
Company co-headquarters are currently located in Costa Mesa, California, with an additional office in New York.