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Mobile Mini vs. Southwest Mobile: Expand Your Horizons

Mobile Mini Storage Container
Mobile Mini Storage Container

When it comes to service, reach, and security, nothing can compete with Mobile Mini. Now, don’t get us wrong; at Mobile Mini we play well with others and love some good, old-fashioned competition. But while we respect our fellow storage providers, we also know when we are the best, and in, say, a Mobile Mini vs. Southwest Mobile scenario, we definitely come out on top. 

Mobile Mini has been in this game for over 40 years, while Southwest Mobile was only founded 25 years ago. We’re not ageist at all, but we do understand the value of longevity. In our 40 years, we have seen our customers’ needs evolve, and we have met these changing needs with innovation and creativity. We have lived through natural disasters, public health crises, and the emergence of new sectors and industries. With every shift we learned where our units' weak spots were. The result is a range of versatile storage containers that can go anywhere, withstand anything, and outlast any competition. 

Not sold yet? Good! We like a challenge. Here are just a few of the ways that when it comes to Mobile Mini vs. Southwest Mobile, Mobile Mini comes out on top.

A National Company With Local Heart

Mobile Mini is a locally-minded company with a national reach. When you rent from Mobile Mini, you work directly with your local branch. This means that everything from the truck that delivers your unit to the person you interact with lives in your neighborhood, understands your unique local needs, and can support you in real-time. 

The value of Mobile Mini’s national reach comes into play when you have a business that works across various states or geographies. With Southwest Mobile, if you have a construction company with a site in Phoenix and a site in Boston, you’re out of luck. Your only option with them would be to secure two separate storage vendors and coordinate two completely independent orders. 

Mobile Mini has national account options that let you manage multiple geographies under one order. Your units will still be handled by the closest branch to ensure fast delivery and service, but all details – no matter how many units you order or how many regions you are working in – will be handled by one person. Think of us as the project manager you never knew you needed but can’t live without!

Size Matters

Storage is not one-size-fits-all, and Mobile Mini understands that. We offer a diverse line of storage container options ranging from standard units to extra-wide containers and even storage/mobile office combination units. Unlike Southwest Mobile, our units can be outfitted with features like one-handed entry and our storage solutions have been game changing to business owners working in a range of industries, including construction. When you’re looking for multi-dimensional, cutting-edge storage, there’s only one clear choice: Mobile Mini.

Convenience You Can Trust

We’ll say it again: Mobile Mini has been around for a while, and in that time we have gotten to know what works for our customers and what doesn’t. This is the kind of knowledge that can only come with age, and it’s knowledge Southwest Mobile doesn’t have. 

Convenience is key for commercial clients. The last thing you want to do when you’re moving out of a commercial space is to worry about where to put your storage unit. Enter Mobile Mini’s standard storage units. They’re designed to fit into one parking space. No, we are not kidding. One parking space. This means that your unit can fit easily in front of your storefront, job site, or office building without taking up valuable space or obstructing your business. Easy, clutter-free access to your equipment whenever you want or need it? Sorry, Southwest Mobile, but we are the clear winner here.

The Secure Choice

When it comes to your business, there is no such thing as “too safe.” When we got into the storage business, we were not satisfied with existing locks and security measures. So we got to work. Over the years we developed a patented tri-cam locking system that is virtually theft-proof. These locks are drill-proof and impossible to penetrate or tamper with. Bottom line, no one is getting into these units without a key. Meanwhile, Southwest Mobile uses basic locks, and when it comes to security, basic just won’t do.

Now let’s get to the real threat when it comes to storing business equipment: weather. All of Mobile Mini’s storage units are weather-proof and designed to withstand any storm they encounter. We’re sure that Southwest Mobile has nice storage units, but can they survive a tornado, hurricane, or blizzard? Our guess is no….we don’t think they could.

Last, but definitely not least, is convenience. Outside of making sure that our units are locked and secure, we also want our customers to be able to safely enter our units even when their hands are full. With Mobile Mini’s patented Container Guard Locks, you can open your unit with one hand. Yes, this means that you can hold your morning coffee in your left hand and open your unit with your right. 

Can Southwest Mobile offer this? We didn’t think so.

Don't Box Us In: Flexibility You Can Trust

If COVID-19 taught us one thing, it’s that life can change in an instant and that you need to be ready for anything. Luckily for us, we already knew this; evolution has been central to our business since day one. We have been there, supporting our customers through life’s unforeseen events for over 40 years. When the pandemic hit, we took immediate action, supporting our hospitality customers with mobile hand-washing units and tents to accommodate outdoor dining. We helped our education customers by providing mobile units so that students could practice socially distant learning. Our team understands the value of flexibility, and we can act quickly to meet any need that our customers throw at us. 

While Southwest Mobile means well, they provide one-note storage solutions that can’t really grow and change with their customers’ needs.


When it comes to service, Southwest Mobile isn’t even in our league. Now, we don’t really hold this reality against our friendly foe; Mobile Mini is supported by an industry-leading, award-winning customer service team. Finding a company that could give us a run for our money in this category would be a real challenge.

Renting with Mobile Mini is not just a transaction, it is an experience. Our team is here for you 24/7. In our 40 years we have truly seen it all and there are no questions too big or too small for our crew. Locked out in the early hours of the morning? Give us a call. Can’t figure out how to turn on the lights in your unit? Turn that smartphone flashlight off and let our team walk you through the basics.

Delivery, Pick-Up, and Relocation

We can place your order and help you use your unit, but what about the real hassles of storage, like delivery, pick-up, and installation? We have some good, and unsurprising news. With Mobile Mini, this is all included in your order. Delivery is fast (usually within one day of you placing your order) and our team will place and set up your unit wherever you need it. Are you renting one unit for multiple sites? Not an issue. We will come and move your empty unit to as many locations as you need within your rental period. When you no longer need the unit, give us a call and we will come and collect it. No hassle, no stress, no hidden costs or extra charges. 

Mobile Mini specializes in solutions. Southwest Mobile just doesn’t. We believe that storage goes beyond the containers and our team offers advice and support that meet our customers’ holistic needs, not just their immediate logistical issues.

Storage Simplified with Mobile Mini

Life is complicated, storage shouldn’t be. Mobile Mini helps our customers cut through the stress of storage so that they can get back to what they do best. We are a national company that can provide support when and where you need it. When it comes to Mobile Mini vs. Southwest Mobile, there’s only one clear winner...yes...we are talking about ourselves. We can’t wait to show you everything we can do.

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