Yesterday, Mint Mobile ran a one-day promotion offering 25 years of service for an upfront payment of $2,500. In my previous blog post, I argued it wasn’t a good deal. I stand by that. However, part of my post didn’t hold up well:
Welcome to the 124 new members of the Bobby Bonilla Wireless Plan. The finance guys are legitimately mad at me. We expected like 4 people.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 2, 2021
I don’t think Mint’s finance guys are actually mad at Ryan Reynolds. If they are mad, Mint might want to find new finance guys.
When I wrote my blog post yesterday, I hadn’t seen a disclosure Mint made acknowledging that the allegedly 25-year plans might involve early terminations and buyouts:
It’ll be interesting to see what happens.