For a while now, Mint SIM has been offering international voice and text roaming. But it looks like Mint SIM customers are in for a treat with the MVNO’s latest announcement.
Earlier today, the T-Mobile MVNO unveiled that they will be offering international data roaming to all Mint SIM accounts. The announcement can be found on Mint SIM’s website, where they include more information on how their users can stay connected while they are traveling around the world.
In order to access International Roaming, you will need to purchase UpRoam balance in increments of $ 5, $ 10, or $ 20. This can be done by logging into your account or texting “UPROAM” to 6700 using your Mint SIM phone.
Once you’re finished adding money to your International Roaming balance, you can start using the service on your trip. Here are the costs involved in using the service:
Outbound texts (Canada and Mexico): $ 0.02 per text
Outbound texts (other supported countries): $ 0.05 per text
Inbound texts: Free
Incoming and outgoing calls (Canada and Mexico): $ 0.06 per minute
Incoming and outgoing calls (other supported countries): $ 0.25 per minute
International Roaming data (Canada and Mexico): $ 0.06 per MB
International Roaming data (other supported countries): $ 0.20 per MB
Roaming data is un-throttled. Any unused balance does not expire. It is also carried over from month to month. You can check your roaming credit by logging into your Account Management Portal.
If you are traveling to another country, you will have to check whether or not international roaming data is supported by the MVNO; especially in the case of Turkmenistan, where SMS and voice are the only services supported.
You can check Mint SIM’s website for a list of supported countries.