T-Mobile aired their Super Bowl ad with John Travolta singing a “Grease” homage. If you’re like me, you didn’t recognize John Travolta with a shaved head and a bearded face. A popular style for older men these days. T-Mobile has an extended version of this video on YouTube. If you’re a big fan of “Grease” and the song, “Summer Nights,” you have to watch the extended video.
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.
T-Mobile shut down the Sprint LTE network on June 30, 2022. The shutdown affected one million devices. Not all Sprint customers swapped SIM cards. T-Mobile will offer $10 per line credit to swap SIM cards. If you have five-line plan, you can get $50 credit. After SIM cards for ALL five lines are swapped from Sprint to T-Mobile. Credit will apply in one or two billing cycles.
Are you a Sprint customer? T-Mobile bought out Sprint two year ago. For most Sprint customers, the merger wasn’t a big deal. That changed this week when a T-Mobile replacement SIM card kit arrived in the mail. You have less than six weeks to swap SIM cards before your smartphone becomes a smart paperweight.