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  • A new report suggests T-Mobile and Mint Mobile might be in talks about an acquisition.
  • Mint already uses T-Mobile’s network, so this likely wouldn’t affect coverage too much.
  • Pricing, availability of plans, etc., could change if this deal happens.

Mint Mobile is an MVNO of T-Mobile. That means Mint operates independently but leases cell tower access from T-Mobile. This is why Mint can keep its prices so low but still get decent national coverage.

However, a new report from Bloomberg suggests T-Mobile and Mint Mobile might want to cozy up a little closer. The report alleges that T-Mobile is interested in possibly buying Mint. If this happens, Mint would join Metro PCS as a sub-brand — which T-Mobile bought and changed to Metro by T-Mobile.