Best answer: Yes, Mint Mobile users can send and receive both calls and texts over Wi-Fi, so long as it's supported by the device itself.

Mint Mobile: 3 month, 2GB LTE plan ($45)

What is Wi-Fi calling?

Wi-Fi calling is a way to get around dead zones and poor coverage by allowing you to place calls over Wi-Fi, similar to calling someone with a VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) service like Skype. The difference, of course, is that W-iFi calling uses your actual phone number, rather than a username, as if you had a solid cellular connection.

Wi-Fi calling can also be used for text messaging, with both SMS and MMS messages coming in through your internet connection. In some cases, you can even use Wi-Fi calling to make calls overseas (typically to, rather than from the U.S.) without accruing huge international calling charges on your bill.

Will it work on my phone?

Most carriers these days support Wi-Fi calling, and that includes Mint Mobile. You can place calls and texts over Wi-Fi with any of the devices sold through Mint's online store, but of course, Mint also encourages bringing your own device, provided it's an unlocked GSM model.

If you take that route, compatibility will largely depend on your particular phone. Mint Mobile operates on T-Mobile's network, so Wi-Fi calling should work just fine with a T-Mobile phone. If, on the other hand, you're using an unlocked phone from a different carrier like AT&T or Verizon, you might run into more mixed results. Mint has a pretty extensive list of supported devices on its site, including popular phones like the Pixel, iPhone XS, and Galaxy Note 8.

Our pick

3 month, 2GB LTE plan

A cheap, risk-free way to try Mint.

Mint's plans are sold in multi-month bundles, and the $45 3-month plan includes 2GB of LTE each month and a 7-day money back guarantee. Of course, there are plans with higher data allotments to choose from too, if 2GB is a little sparse for your usage.

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