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Consumer Cellular Adds More Minutes, Messages and Megabytes to Most Plans

AT&T MVNO Consumer Cellular has increased the number of voice minutes included with most of its plans;

  • The $20 Plan goes from 500 to 600 minutes 
  • The $30 Plan goes from 1000 to 1200 minutes 
  • The $40 Plan goes from 2000 to 2500 minutes 
  • The $50 Plan goes from 3000 to 4000 minutes 
  • The $60 Plan goes from 5000 to 6000 minutes 
Text and Data Add-ons also got increases in their included messages (SMS or MMS) and data:

  • The $2.50 add-on now has 200 texts/MMS & 20MB, was 100 texts/MMS & 10MB
  • The $5 add-on now has 1000 texts/MMS & 100MB: was 500 texts/MMS & 50MB
  • The $10 add-on now has 2000 texts/MMS & 300MB: was 1000 texts/MMS &100MB
  • The $20 add-on now has 5000 texts/MMS & 1GB: was 500 texts/MMS & 500MB
  • The $30 add-on now has 15,000 texts/MMS & 2.5GB: was 15,000 texts/MMS & 2GB
Unlike most prepaid operators, no-contract postpaid Consumer Cellular adds between 15% and 35% in taxes and fees to plan and add-on prices.

Marketed mainly to senior citizens (AARP members get a 5% discount), Consumer Cellular has a reputation for superior customer support. High-speed LTE data is available and all plans can be used as family plans for an additional $10 per device. The latest changes, particularly the data increases, make Consumer more competitive. For more about Consumer Cellular see: No-Contract Operator Profile: Consumer Cellular.

Source: Consumer Cellular Blog

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  1. Unlike most prepaid operators, no-contract postpaid Consumer Cellular adds between 15% and 35% in taxes and fees to plan and add-on prices.

    Why not rip people off while your're at it??? That is ridiculous.

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    1. Consumer is post-paid. Enjoy the roaming, including data roaming; LTE service; and MMS on locked iPhones since they are an Apple partner. It's the bottom line that counts, not how you get there. You also pay taxes and fees on prepaid plans; they are just hidden in the price.

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  2. I use them, since I am a low user, but once in a while I'll use more then my plan and the nice thing is that you are allowed to change your plan without penalty. You may increase or decrease minutes, texts or data on your plan at any time up to the last day, so I don't pay for excess minutes or data that I did not use for the month. Now for heavy users, yes it is expensive plus the taxes. But you do get roaming and your coverage is the same as AT&T post paid coverage not pre-paid.

    It is a shame that they did not add some included minutes to the $10 plan instead of zero.

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    1. I agree. It is a shame that there are no minutes included in the $10 plan. If there had been, I would have been tempted as I like the fact that roaming and post-paid coverage is included.

      And, for those over 50, AARP members receive a 5% monthly discount from Consumer Cellular.

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    2. PagePlus has Pay as you Go's for less than $10 a month. The coverage is excellent.

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    3. PagePlus to Consumer is like comparing Chevy to Cadillac. They both work, but with PagePlus, you:
      Pay for voice roaming. Very slow data, and no data roaming. No modern phones, unless they are crippled. Customer service is good once you get through, vs. the best anywhere.
      Consumer customers rated it the best cellular provider year after year for good reasons. Better than any of the big four carriers.

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  3. You have a typo on the last text and data add on. You typed mb instead of gb.

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  4. These plan changes would save my wife and me $20/month compared to the previous prices, and make Consumer Cellular cost within $10/month of AirVoice for our relatively low usage. Maybe we will try it to see whether LTE and roaming are worth the difference.

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    1. add to that list of differences - expanded post pay AT&T coverage.

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  5. Consumer cellular is now being sold in target stores

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  6. Can I buy a Gophone and use my CC sim card? If so, do I have to change APN settings?

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    1. GoPhone's do work with AT&T MVNO SIMs including Consumer Cellular's. You may need to change the APN before data and MMS works.

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  7. Consumer Cellular now selling the Moto G for $150.00.

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  8. 1) Is LTE throttled on CC?
    2) Do we still have to call CS to get LTE enabled on the line?

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  9. Consumer Cellular just updated their plans, even increasing some of their text/data tiers to unlimited texting.

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