Optimum Mobile vs. Mint Mobile – Which Service Should You Get?

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What is Optimum Mobile and Mint Mobile?

Optimum Mobile, previously called Altice Mobile, is the mobile brand for Optimum and Suddenlink customers in the New York tri-state area, the west, and the mid-Atlantic states. Their mobile service runs on the T-Mobile network and their company, Altice USA, has over 5 million customers spanning 21 states.  

Mint Mobile is a telecommunications company in the United States offering mobile phone service that also runs on the T-Mobile network. 

How much do their services cost?

Optimum Mobile offers 1 GB, 3 GB and unlimited plans. All their plans include unlimited talk and text. The 1GB plan starts at $14 per month. If you need more data, you can upgrade to 3 GB for $22 per month or Unlimited data for $45 per month. These plans all allow you to upgrade, downgrade, or cancel at any time.  

As for Mint Mobile, their plans are competitively priced, but you must pay for a designated timeframe in advance. Their most affordable option is 4GB of data for $45 for three months ($15/month). The next option is 10GB of data for $60 for three months ($20/month). Next in line is the 15GB plan for $75 for three months ($25/month) and their unlimited data option is $90 for three months ($30/month).  They also offer 6-month and 12-month plans that result in prices going up or down slightly depending on which plan you opt for. 

Optimum Mobile Plans & Pricing 

Mint Mobile Plans & Pricing 

1 GB for $14/month 

3 GB for $22/month 

4 GB for $45/three months 

10 GB for $60/three months 

Unlimited data for $45/month 

15 GB for $75/three months 

Unlimited for $90/three months  


What deals do they offer?

Optimum Mobile promotes that their service is 40% cheaper than competitor brands. To check how much you’d save with them, you can go to the Optimum site and enter the price of your current mobile plan. Once you’ve done so, you’ll receive the amount of money you would save if you switched to Optimum mobile. 

Additionally, Optimum subscribers with either Optimum cable or Internet are receive $10 off their monthly phone plan.  

Mint Mobile offers a 7-day money-back guarantee if you’re not happy with the service and decide you no longer want it. The purchase prices, taxes, and fees will be refunded back to you. 

Another deal that Mint Mobile offers is that you get six months of free service when you buy a phone and a six-month premium service plan. This option is available for the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone SE, ONEPLUS N200, Samsung Galaxy A12, ONEPLUS N100, and Google Pixel 4. 

What are some other benefits?

Optimum Mobile has no contracts, no multi-line commitments, and allows their customers to change data plans and cancel service without any penalties. They offer unlimited talk and text, a free mobile hotspot, nationwide coverage, and 5G access. 

All of Mint Mobile’s plans offer 5G or 4G LTE data (whichever is stronger), a free mobile hotspot, free calls to Mexico and Canada, as well as nationwide coverage. If you choose the unlimited plan, you get 35GB of 5G or 4G LTE data. 


We hope this article helped you narrow down your options for a mobile service provider! If you’re still unsure, keep in mind that you can try either of these two services risk-free as you can cancel at any time. We wish you the best of luck in your search and we hope you find the best fit for you and your family!  

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