Family plans at Mint Mobile have remained a conspicuously absent feature at the popular prepaid plan carrier, with the service instead focusing on a simple one-size-fits-all pricing structure of multi-month purchases. New recently, however, is a Mint Family feature that looks to switch that up and offer more controls to account holders.

Available to all existing and new Mint Mobile customers, Mint Family is the latest addition to the Mint App that allows an account holder to add up to 4 other lines and manage them accordingly. By linking four accounts under one, you’ll be able to seamlessly monitor data usage, manage bills, and pay for data top-ups all from one central account.

While there’s no set discount for multiple accounts at Mint (yet, anyway), this is a pretty cool new feature that’s completely free to use, and available to all existing users – be those family members or otherwise. It’s also worth noting that all those accounts are technically separate for data sharing purposes too, so there’s no danger someone can use up all the data.

So, if you were thinking about switching up your monthly bills with one of the best prepaid plans, but up until now were cautious because of lack of parental controls and monitoring, then this might just be a good option. 

Want to know more about Mint? See our guide to this month’s Mint Mobile plans for a detailed breakdown of this service or check out the latest Mint Mobile introductory offer below

Mint Mobile deals this week

Mint Mobile introductory offer: 3-months from $15/moEven though the above Mint Family feature is available to all customers – both new and existing, new users specifically can take advantage of an introductory rate over at Mint. Right now, the prepaid carrier is offering the lowest monthly rate possible for the first three months of service – a price that’s normally only available to existing customers who sign up for a multi-month plan of 12-months.View Deal

Other great cell phone plans to check out

For more excellent Mint content, see our pages on this week’s best Mint Mobile deals and Mint Mobile phones.