Mint Mobile now provides 5G for free on all plans

Mint Cell has added 5G at no cost to all telephone plans.

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Mint Cell mentioned Tuesday it now provides 5G access to all customers free of charge. The service, which is owned by actor Ryan Reynolds, makes use of T-Mobile’s 4G LTE and 5G networks for protection. On all plans, a 5G-compatible telephone will swap from 4G to 5G relying on whichever sign is strongest in your present location.

“Each Mint plan has 5G at no cost… not like a few of our rivals,” Mint Cell mentioned.

“It appears we might by no means know what 5G is, so we’re simply going to provide it away at no cost with each plan till we determine that out,” Reynolds mentioned in a video Tuesday.

Mint Mobile’s introductory three-month plans value $15 a month for 3GB of data, $20 a month for 8GB, $25 a month for 12GB and $30 a month for limitless knowledge. Pricing is identical on its 12-month plans however is barely costlier on a six-month possibility.

Plans additionally embrace limitless speak and textual content, free calling to Mexico and Canada and a free cellular hotspot.

“No 5G sign goes farther (others will be blocked by issues like leaves),” Mint Cell mentioned, including it makes use of low-band 600MHz spectrum “as a result of it is the one which advantages you essentially the most.”

Learn extra: Verizon vs. AT&T vs. T-Mobile compared: How to pick the best 5G carrier for you

The three main US carriers use totally different radio waves for his or her 5G networks: Verizon makes use of high-band millimeter-wave 5G spectrum, which is restricted to traveling short distances and being blocked by strong obstacles like buildings and timber, whereas AT&T makes use of 850MHz spectrum for its low-band 5G community.

T-Cell additionally makes use of low-band 600MHz spectrum — which has better range but slower speeds — however is now additionally integrating Sprint‘s midband 2.5GHz spectrum because the service’s $26.5 billion merger with Sprint went by way of in April. 

You may check out Mint Mobile’s coverage map right here.

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Corinne Reichert