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Best answer: Mint Mobile works with unlocked smartphones, including iPhones. You can buy an unlocked iPhone through Apple, Mint Mobile, and other locations.

What's Mint Mobile?

Mint Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MYVO) founded by Ultra Mobile in 2016. The company offers prepaid mobile plans that run on the nationwide T-Mobile cellular network in the United States. The carrier offers discounted monthly plans starting at just $15. For this, you receive unlimited talk and text, a free SIM card, nationwide coverage, and the ability to use your device as a mobile hotspot.

Each Mint Mobile plan includes unlimited calls and texts, nationwide coverage with free calling to Mexico and Canada, free mobile hotspot, Wi-Fi calling and text, and access to 5G and 4G LTE high-speed data. There are a few different tiers of data allotments: 4GB, 10GB, 15GB, or Unlimited. When you deplete your monthly allowance, you can buy more, starting at just $10 for 1GB. Otherwise, your data speed drops to just 128 kbps until the beginning of your next month.

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Mint Mobile plans must be purchased in increments of three, six, and 12-months. You can also add international calling credits starting at $5.

Disclaimer: If Unlimited customers go over 35GB of data in a month, they will experience some throttling. Videos will also stream at 480p.

Where to buy unlocked iPhones for Mint Mobile?

Mint Mobile works with unlocked phones that support GSM. You can purchase unlocked phones through Apple or at Apple Authorized Retailers. Mint Mobile also sells unlocked phones through the company's website. Typically, for an iPhone to be unlocked, it must be paid in full. However, this isn't the case with Verizon, which doesn't lock its phones. You can also use Mint Mobile with a used iPhone — again, as long as it's unlocked.

The bottom line: Save yourself some big bucks and buy your unlocked iPhone on sale, regardless of the location. You'll more often find discounts through Apple Authorized Resellers and carrier than through Apple itself.

If you need to purchase a new iPhone, don't miss out on every iPhone that Mint Mobile sells right now. As of right now, Mint Mobile sells the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone SE (2020), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Can I bring my own unlocked iPhone for Mint Mobile?

Mint Mobile's Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) program allows you to use the service with any unlocked GSM phone. You can keep your current number too or select a new one. You can confirm that your iPhone is unlocked through the Mint Mobile website.

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The iPhone 12 Pro has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR Display like the iPhone 12. Still, it is made with stainless steel instead of aluminum, and it has a triple-camera system with Wide, Ultra Wide, and a Telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom. The Pro line also comes in four professional-looking colors, and you can get up to 512GB of storage.

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This iPhone gets you Face ID, Portrait Mode, A12 Bionic, Dual SIM, and more. Plus, it comes in five fun colors.

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