How to Activate Mint Mobile SIM Card at

So you just got your hands on a shiny new Mint Mobile SIM card. Nice! Now comes the not-so-fun part: activating your service. But don’t worry, I’ll walk you through it step-by-step. Activate that sucker in no time.

Overview of Mint Mobile

For those not familiar with Mint Mobile, they’re an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) that runs on T-Mobile’s nationwide network. This means excellent coverage at affordable prices.

They’ve won praise as the:

  • Most Disruptive MVNO (2017, 2018)
  • Best Cell Phone Plans and Deals from WhistleOut
  • Best Value Carrier in Future’s 2019 Tech Awards

Now let’s get your service up and running…

Activate via

Here’s how to activate online:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the 11-digit ACT code on the back of your SIM
  3. Click Get Started
  4. Enter your ZIP code for coverage verification
  5. Choose:
    • Transfer an existing number
    • Get a new number
  6. If transferring, provide:
    • Phone number
    • Account number
    • PIN
    • ZIP Code
    • Alternate phone (optional)
  7. Agree to the refund policy
  8. Add billing info (optional)
  9. Enter your name, email, password
  10. Click Submit

You’ll see a “still in progress” message during the number transfer. Just wait for the confirmation SMS saying you’re all set!

Activate Through the Mint Mobile App

You can also activate through Mint’s mobile app (iOS or Android):

  1. Download and install the app
  2. Tap “Activate your SIM card”
  3. Enter the 11-digit ACT code
  4. Tap Continue
  5. Insert the SIM as shown
  6. Tap Let’s Go
  7. Enter first name, last name, email
  8. Tap Continue
  9. Enter ZIP code
  10. Tap Continue
  11. Follow data/MMS setup

And that’s it! Your Mint Mobile SIM is now active and ready to use.

Get Started with Your New Service

With your SIM card activated, you can now start enjoying Mint Mobile’s fast data speeds and reliable nationwide coverage.

Be sure to grab a new phone case to keep your device protected. And explore all your new plan’s features like mobile hotspot for WiFi access anywhere.

If you have issues making calls or sending texts, double check your APN settings. But things should work right out of the box.

Happy Minting!

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