So far so good. I bought a phone online from Amazon. The company I purchased the phone from surprised me with free 3 month 8gb service from Mint Mobile. I had never heard of them before so I figured I'd give it a shot. I was aggravated at first because my phone didn't have an APN set up amd I had to contact customer care.
I called the 800 number 4 times before I realized I just need to wait. This is how it happened, I called, there was no greeting or answer just music began playing. Hence the reason I hung up the first 3 times. Anyhow, I sat on hold for 8 minutes then a tech answered. I told him my issue (no data and not able to sebd picture messages) and he transferred me to someone who could help. I knew I needed an APN set up. So the tech got on the line amd assisted me witg setting it up. Now I'm good to go. I gave them advice on their service. Told them that maybe they should add a greeting telling the consumer "you've reached Mint Mobile please hold for the next technician" or something of the sort. That I was sure that's why they get such a bad review for service.
Anyhow if you had the same issue as I did,(can make calls and simple text but no data, and have an Android) then you need to go to:
Access Point Names
(Select) in the right corner to add a new APN (should pull up edit access point, change the following)
MMS Port: 8080
APN Type: default,supl,mms