How to get your free SIM card from Mint Mobile

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When you make your first prepaid data purchase through Mint Mobile, you'll receive a welcome package in the mail that will include your required SIM card at no additional charge. You can also pick up a SIM starter pack at retailers such as Amazon and Target. These packs, available for around $5, offer limited functionality for testing purposes only.

Getting your SIM card through Mint Mobile

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  1. Go to the Mint Mobile website.
  2. In the box provided, type in your Zip Code and click Let's Go!.

Get your SIM card through Mint Mobile by showing: Provide your zip code in the box, then click Let's Go! (Image credit: iMore)
  1. On the next screen, input your street address (you can enter multiple by clicking Add Another) to check coverage in your most frequently visited places.
  2. Click Continue.

Get your SIM card through Mint Mobile by showing: Input an address and click Add Another if you want to check multiple, then click Continue (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Next, if you have a phone that you want to bring over to Mint Mobile, you can check by providing the brand and model of your device or search by IMEI number.
    • If you don't have a phone and are going to buy a new one, just click Skip in the upper right.
  2. Click Continue.

Get your SIM card through Mint Mobile by showing: Check your device by brand and model or search by IMEI number, then click Continue. If you don't plan to bring your own device, click Skip. (Image credit: iMore)
  1. The next screen tells you the level of coverage in your area and whether you have a compatible phone or not. You can click Coverage Map to check other areas.
  2. Click View Plans.

Get your SIM card through Mint Mobile by showing: After checking your coverage and compatibility, click View Plans (Image credit: iMore)
  1. From here, select the Mint Mobile plan you want and make your payment.Source: iMore

Get your SIM card through Mint Mobile by showing: Click the plan you want (Image credit: iMore)

Get your SIM card through Mint Mobile by showing: Click Buy Now (Image credit: iMore)

Once you've selected your Mint Mobile plan and have ordered, you'll receive a welcome pack that includes your Mint Mobile SIM card in the mail, along with step-by-step directions to install.

Note: Mint Mobile works with unlocked GSM phones only; you can use your existing unlocked phone or purchase one of the best Mint Mobile phones online from Mint. If you plan to stick with Apple and want a recommendation for the best iPhone, we would definitely pick the iPhone 12 for most people.

Get a Starter Kit SIM card from Mint Mobile

Mint Mobile SIM starter kits allow you to try the service without committing to a monthly prepaid play. Each kit includes two three-in-one SIM cards (standard, micro, and nano sizes). You use the first SIM card to activate the trial on your device using a new phone number that Mint Mobile provides. However, you could also activate the 7-day free Mint Mobile trial through an eSIM-capable iPhone. Use the second SIM card if you decide to sign up for the service.

The trial includes 250 minutes of talk, 250 texts, and 250MB of 5G/4G LTE data.

Ready to go?

If you'd rather ditch the Mint Mobile trial, order your prepaid package from the company website. Packs are also available at retailers like Best Buy.

With Mint Mobile, there's built-in flexibility that allows you to change your plan and add data on the fly. Because there isn't a contract, you can stop using the service at the end of your prepaid time.

Get a prepaid Mint Mobile SIM card starter kit from other retailers

You can try the service through a Mint Mobile trial by picking up the 3-in-1 SIM Starter Kit at select retailers.


Mint Mobile SIM Card for just $1! The starters kit includes 250 minutes of talk, 250 texts, and 250MB of 5G/4G LTE data.

Try Mint Mobile risk-free with no commitment.

Christine Chan

Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.

When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.