Does Wi-Fi calling work on Mint Mobile?

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Best answer: You bet! Mint Mobile includes Wi-Fi calling and texts with all of their wireless plans at no extra charge, assuming the feature is supported by your smartphone. 

It's just one of the perks included with all of Mint's plans, alongside free calling to Mexico and Canada, a mobile hotspot, and access to T-Mobile's massive 5G network. 

Mint Mobile: Starting at $15/month

Mint Mobile: Starting at $15/month

Mint Mobile is an affordable prepaid carrier that uses T-Mobile's massive 5G network to provide great coverage at a lower cost, plus you get Wi-Fi calling, a mobile hotspot, and more. The catch is that you need to pay for your service in 3, 6, or 12-month increments of time, with additional savings the more time you buy. 

What is Wi-Fi calling on Mint Mobile?

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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 Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi calling 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, though most phones from the last couple of years will work. Mint Mobile is now owned by and 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. There are plenty of great Mint Mobile phones, but you can rest easy knowing that it supports many of the best Android phones as well. 

Google Pixel 7 Pro - Phone & Service Bundle: Get six months of Mint Mobile for FREE 

Google Pixel 7 Pro - Phone & Service Bundle: Get six months of Mint Mobile for FREE 

Buy a Google Pixel 7 Pro through Mint Mobile and pair the phone with any six-month wireless plan, and the carrier will hook you up with an additional six months for 100% free!

Mint Mobile: Starting at $15/month

Mint Mobile: Starting at $15/month

Soon to be owned by T-Mobile, Mint Mobile is an affordable way to get access to the nation's largest 5G network, plus plan perks like Wi-Fi calling and free calls to Mexico and Canada. 

Hayato Huseman

Hayato was a product reviewer and video editor for Android Central.

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