Prepaid carrier Mint Mobile, which Ryan Reynolds bought last year, is offering a promotion ahead of the Super Bowl that could net you three months of cellular service for free.
Yes, you read that right. Deadpool and Detective Pikachu actor Ryan Reynolds wants to give you free cell phone service. Why? Because he wants you to try out the service and doesn’t want to pay big bucks for a Super Bowl ad.
“I love ads. Except when they cost 5 million dollars for 30 seconds of airtime,” Reynolds said. “Mint Mobile is premium wireless for an almost suspiciously great price. So instead of creating a pricey ad trying to convince people to try Mint, we’re going to let them try it for free.”
Specifically, the offer is for three months of cellular service for free with no strings attached. The only caveats are that you’ll need to bring (or buy) a GSM-compatible phone and that the promotion is very time-limited.
It starts just before kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday, 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 2, and ends when the big game does.
What Do You Get?
According to Mint Mobile’s press release, that free three months includes 3GB of high-speed LTE data per month, unlimited nationwide talk and text, a 3-in-1 SIM card kit, free mobile hotspot and Wi-Fi calling and texting. (The regular price for the plan is $75, which works out to about $25 per month.) Learn more about the deal here.
Mint Mobile itself is a prepaid carrier that operates on T-Mobile’s cell towers. It offers prepaid plans in 3-, 6- and 12-month chunks, which explains the 3-month promotion. Because you pay upfront instead of monthly, you tend to see lower rates than you can get elsewhere.
Because it operates on T-Mobile’s GSM towers, you’ll need a smartphone compatible with GSM networks — which can include unlocked T-Mobile and AT&T devices.
If you’re still confused about why Ryan Reynolds owns a prepaid cellular carrier, he had this to say back in November 2019: “It’s a bit unconventional which I why I like it.”