You don't have to look very far to find a "deal" when it comes to carrier plans for your mobile service, but not all of them are really even that great. Sometimes you have to add more lines than you want, other times you have to jump through some crazy hoops, but that's not the case here. Mint Mobile has made a name for itself over the past few years, and honestly it may be time for you to make the switch. The carrier has plans starting at just $15 a month, which is pretty crazy when you think about it. You prepay for the term, meaning you come out of pocket $45 today which is probably less than you pay each month right now, but that gets you three months of service.

The $15 a month plan includes 3GB of high-speed data each month, as well as unlimited talk and text.

A smart choice

Mint Mobile

Make the switch

If you're currently paying more than you want to for the service that powers your phone, it may be time to make a change. Mint Mobile offers truly affordable monthly plans, with prices starting at just $15!

If you happen to use a lot of data each month, Mint Mobile has other options available as well. You can step up to 8GB of data per month for $20, or max it out at 12GB for just $25 a month. These prices are a fraction of what you would normally pay Verizon, T-Mobile, or just about any other carrier in the U.S. If you happen to like the service, which runs on the T-Mobile network, then you can lock in for the same monthly price at a 12-month term. This means you'd pay $180 a year for the 3GB plan, or $300 for the 12GB plan.

Mint Mobile works with most unlocked phones, but if you're in the market for a new one the carrier also can help you finance one. From the latest iPhone models to Google's new Pixel 3a, there are a ton of choices available. Be sure to check them out and start out your summer with a new phone and some service that helps you keep a little extra money in your pocket.

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