Jack In The Box came out with the Mint Mobile milkshake in a new limited time promotion. A mint milkshake with Oreo cookie crumbs, whip cream, and a cherry on top. Unlike $15 per month plan, the milkshakes are five bucks each. If the Jack In The Box in your area haven’t already sold out. The last time I visited a Jack In The Box was when they gave out antenna balls in the 1970s.
T-Mobile is buying the parent company of Mint Mobile and two other cellphone brands, Ultra Mobile and Plum, for $1.35 billion. Since Ryan Reynolds has a 25% stake, his cut from the deal is a cool $337.5 million. Not a bad return on a four-year-old investment.
What does this mean for current Mint Mobile customers? Only two things are set in stone: the $15 per month pricing and Ryan Reynolds being the face of Mint Mobile.
Pricing for the $15 per month plan will stay the same. What features you might get for $15 per month may change. As for the $30 per month unlimited plan, pricing and features may very well change.
As for Ryan Reynolds, can he still rant about the big carriers after selling out to a big carrier?
Ryan Reynolds is a sellout. The man who ranted against the big cellphone carriers sold out Mint Mobile to T-Mobile for $1.53 billion. On the bright side, you can buy the Mint Mobile milkshake at Jack In The Box. And watch the extended version of the T-Mobile Super Bowl ad with John Travolta.
T-Mobile sent me a SIM card kit to switch from the Sprint network six weeks before they shut it down last year. Swapping the physical SIM cards in my iPhone XR took only five minutes to complete. I didn’t notice any difference between the two networks in Silicon Valley.
Three months ago, I swapped SIM cards again.
This time from the T-Mobile physical SIM card to the Mint Mobile virtual SIM card. Swapping between the two types of SIM cards took only five minutes. I didn’t notice any difference since Mint Mobile uses the T-Mobile network.
What I did notice was I’m paying $40 less per month for cellular service.