Deal hunters should take note today. Mint Mobile is running a very, very short-term promotional offer that expires tonight. For a slightly crazy $8.33 a month (or $100 a year), you can get a 4GB/mo plan through the MVNO with unlimited talk & text, but there is a catch. You'll need to sign a 25-year "contract" to get it, for an up-front total of $2,500.
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Unlike the name implies, unlimited cellular service plans aren’t created equal. Just take a quick glance around the web, and you’ll see that each plan has its own unique caveats that set them all apart. Today, we’re comparing some of the most compelling unlimited plans from Ting Mobile — which you can subscribe to for just $25 ($20 off) a month on one line for the first three months — against Google Fi, Mint Mobile, Tello, Consumer Cellular, and T-Mobile.
Mint Mobile is a popular MVNO carrier that offers discounts if you pay for multiple months at once. The company was purchased by Ryan Reynolds a little over a year ago (who is best known for playing Deadpool), and now Reynolds has released a video explaining the carrier's new pricing changes.
Old hat: Ryan Reynolds is a wunderkind actor/investor who sold his stake in Aviation Gin for more than $600 million and currently has an ownership stake in MVNO Mint Mobile. New hat: he has apparently recruited '80s movie icon and fellow Canadian Rick Moranis to promote the carrier's new unlimited data plan.
Most of us might consider something like a TV, phone, or new computer a pretty big purchase (even with Black Friday savings), while others might look down into their morning coffee and think to themselves, "I need to buy a carrier." Today Ryan Reynolds — actor, superhero, occasionally Pikachu — is the new owner of Mint Mobile, the popular discount MVNO.