Whether you’re considering switching to Mint Mobile or you have already swapped out your old carrier for Mint Mobile, there’s no need to ditch your iPhone. One of the perks of Mint Mobile is your iPhones can come along with you. However, your Mint Mobile iPhone settings may need to be adjusted to work with the new carrier.
If you received your Mint Mobile starter kit, installed your SIM card, and your iPhone doesn’t connect automatically to Mint Mobile, we can help. There’s no need to call Mint Mobile support. We’re here for you!
What Exactly is Mint Mobile?
Before you switch, you may want to learn a little more about Mint Mobile, an affordable, reliable MVNO.
First, you should prepare yourself for Mint Mobile’s unique attitude and philosophy. This California-based company’s website is cheeky and hilarious at times. Their amusing mascot is a green fox, aptly named Mint Fox.
However, they offer real savings with some of the lowest mobile carrier prices we’ve found for nationwide coverage.
Second, they are a pay-as-you-go mobile phone service that requires you pre-pay for multiple months at a time.
What are Mint Mobile’s prices like?
How low can they go? Your introductory three months will run you $15 per month for 3 gigabytes of data, unlimited call time, unlimited texts, and a complimentary Mint Mobile SIM card. However, you can hang onto this ultra-low rate if you prepare for one year at 3 gigabytes per month.
Their other plans include six and twelve-gigabyte options. However, you can always add more data to your plan. For $10, you can increase your data by 1 gigabyte. Stream a lot? Mint Mobile iPhone users can enjoy 3 gigabytes for $20.
All Mint Mobile plans range from $15 to $45, however, not including Mint Mobile international roaming charges. That being said, $45 per month is the starting rate of most other prepaid wireless plans.
Finally, where to sign up and buy Mint Mobile plans? Mint Mobile doesn’t have any brick and mortar stores. They’re an online-only company because they want to save money, too!
What else does Mint Mobile offer?
Want to use your iPhone as a wifi hotspot at school? No problem with Mint Mobile. Hotspot options come standard with all Mint Mobile plans. As long as your phone is equipped with hotspot capability.
Mint Mobile international calls are easy, too. First, add money to your UpRoam account then call!
They also have some sweet perks like Mint Mobile visual voicemail, Mint Mobile WiFi text and calling, and an easy to follow Mint Mobile starter kit.
What about VoLTE? Mint Mobile offers that, too. What is VoLTE? It’s Voice Over LTE, which allows seamless conversation and rapid connection. So, you don’t have to worry about dropped calls on Mint Mobile.
Is Mint Mobile BYOP?
Yup. One aspect that we can’t overlook when it comes to this 4G LTE prepaid carrier is that with Mint Mobile, iPhone users don’t have to leave their beloved phone behind. Mint Mobile offers a true BYOP (bring your own phone) program. If it works with the Mint Mobile SIM card, you’re good to go!
What carrier’s phones work for Mint Mobile’s BYOP?
- Metro PCS
- Straight Talk Wireless
- Simple Mobile
You can also buy a phone from Mint Mobile. iPhones, Galaxy, Google, LG, and Motorola are just a few of the brands you’ll find on their website.
Spoiler: iPhone users have never experienced this type of freedom, and they love it!
So you’ve become a Mint Mobile iPhone user? Update your carrier settings
If you received your Mint Mobile starter kit and popped your SIM card into the slot, and activated your service, you’re doing great! Now, you’ll want to make sure your iPhone settings work with your Mint Mobile service.
Here’s how to switch to Mint Mobile in your iPhone settings:
- Connect to your WiFi.
- Download any necessary iOS updates.
- Next, open your Settings.
- Select General.
- Then tap About.
- Finally, select Carrier Settings.
- Your iPhone may automatically prompt you to update your carrier if it’s a 12.0 or higher. If this is the case, just select Update.
- After you update your carrier, you’ll be ready to go!
While you’re at it, check your WiFi connection.
Additionally, you should double-check that your iPhone automatically connects to your WiFi to make the most of your data usage. Mint Mobile iPhone users benefit from a WiFi
Connect because their phone will use their internet to transfer data rather than using their Mint Mobile data.
How to connect to your home or work internet on a Mint Mobile iPhone: Settings for Wifi
- Open Settings from the Home Screen.
- Make sure the WiFi switch is turned on. It should appear green if it is enabled.
- Once turned on, your Mint Mobile iPhone will begin searching for WiFi networks. They’ll be listed below the WiFi switch.
- If you already connected automatically to your Wifi, you’ll see a checkmark next to the name of the WiFi below the switch.
- To connect to a new Wifi network, select the name of the network.
- You will have to enter a password if required.
- Once you’re connected, you’ll see a checkmark appear next to the network you selected.
- Finally, look at the top right corner of your iPhone for the Wifi logo: to verify you’re connected.
- Use your Wifi for Mint Mobile Wifi calling and texting!
Other resources to make the most of your Mint Mobile iPhone & settings
Once you’ve read and gone through the Mint Mobile starter kit to set up your iPhone, you may find you have other questions. No problem. Mint Mobile customer service can answer your questions, or you can find fun hacks on their website.
Call or email Mint Mobile customer service
Mint Mobile support can help walk you through setting up your iPhone for Mint Mobile service. They’re available by phone or email. The Mint Mobile customer service phone number is 213-372-7777. However, if you prefer email, the Mint Mobile contact email is [email protected].
Get Mint Mobile help from the community
We know it seems a bit weird to join a cell phone community, but the Mint Mobile customer service phone number only works when they’re there. Furthermore, the community is very helpful and thorough with their Mint Mobile help. And it turns out community forums can be the most helpful way to find answers to your questions.
Watch some Mint Mobile support videos
Remember that green fox with a sarcastic attitude we told you about? Well, he appears in the Mint Mobile help videos to walk you through some troubleshooting possibilities.
Mint Mobile & iPhones just work well together
There’s something about iPhone users and simplicity, which is why so many iPhone folks adore Mint Mobile’s straightforward plans and service. We think you’ll find Mint Mobile iPhone settings can help you make the most of this prepaid cellular service. Enjoy your Mint Mobile Wifi calling and texting along with so much more.
Finally, we hope you have a better idea of how to set up your Mint Mobile iPhone settings to reflect the correct carrier.
Need we say more? Because we could! In fact, we have in our Mint Mobile Review.