Actor Ryan Reynolds Buys Ownership Stake in Mint Mobile

Posted on November 25, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Cloud with 4 Comments

Yep, it reads like an April Fools’ joke. But actor Ryan Reynolds has purchased an ownership stake in Mint Mobile, the low-cost wireless carrier I tested a while back.

“While every other tech titan is off chasing rockets, I’ll corner the budget-friendly wireless sector,”
Mr. Reynolds is quoted as saying of his purchase. “Like most people, I only use rockets 10-12 times a year, but I use my mobile service every day.”

According to the announcement, Ryan Reynolds purchased an ownership stake in the company because he likes Mint Mobile’s consumer-focused and unconventional approach. “Mint is making wireless way more affordable at a time when the average American is paying 65 dollars a month,” he says. “I’m excited to champion a more practical approach to the most essential technology.”

The actor, best known for his role as Deadpool in a growing series of films based on the Marvel comic, says he will help with Mint’s communications, marketing efforts, and strategic decision-making going forward.

You can learn more about Mint Mobile, which offers wireless plans for as little as $15 per month, from the firm’s website.

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4 responses to “Actor Ryan Reynolds Buys Ownership Stake in Mint Mobile”

  1. madthinus

    Ryan has actually a better track record than most actors about investing in companies. He uses his persona and online profiles very successfully to give exposure to the brands / companies he is linked to.

  2. Paul Tarnowski

    If this means Mint Mobile is coming to Canada...then I'm in like an oiled-up-devilishly-handsome actor in a latex suit that ends up being replaced by CGI anyway.

  3. Passinttd

    Maybe he can pull a John Legere and do a promoted twitter ad that will pop up every 8th tweet.

  4. jmawgdog

    I have mint on my teens phone. It's cheap, I can bring an existing device (iPhone 8) and works very well (based in Pittsburgh). She's had it for 2 years next month. I purchased the 3GB annual plan @ approximately $180+tax for the entire year. I like that it has wifi calling too, which helps fill in any weird t-mobile coverage gaps. All in all, this is the best way to get cellular for someone and not have a large bill.