First i want to say i have been a Mint subscriber for over a year... The service in my area is fine for what my wife and I need. Combined we used 12GB of data last year, it's not necessary for us to have any data at all, so finding a cheap plan like this where we can just get the basics was worth it.
Mint is running on a TMobile cell service, so if your area doesn't work with T-Mobile then Mint isn't going to work either.. Also this is 15.00 a month not verizon's 120.00 a month for the same thing, if you are realistic in understanding that the savings means you don't get the same service you really don't care as much.
I am in the Ohio Valley, i get at least 3G coverage everywhere, it's enough to stream pandora.. which is the only data i use.. If you have kids who need to tweet about things constantly.. well.. verizon might be better for you..
That said, i have driven from Ohio to NYC, to Long island, back to Ohio, been in DC, and have driven to Florida, never once being without cellular service, it's possible that the data dropped, but it's a phone so i don't care...
All that said,
Why i don't think Mint is good for anyone..
Basically i have a feeling that they are either Breached, (Hacked) and don't care.. Or they are criminals..
Well here's why..
You sign up, you get a number, they never change the caller ID to that number, it's always linked to the previous owner of the number.. Then that number is your inbound number, but it's more than one person's outbound number.. They appear to be selling the outbound numbers linked to people's accounts to scam artists, i constantly get calls from other MINT customer numbers, that are spoofed, when you call them back you generally get very confused people.. When you ask them if they use Mint, typically you get a yes, or they don't want to answer, which is fine too.. But i got about 20 calls a day from scam artists.. then i called MINT to complain.. the rest of the day was quiet.. Seems a little too coincidental to me..
I would avoid this company till they can fix that issue..
I called and reported it, but they pretended they didn't know what was happening..
My next call is to the FCC