Customers will get the increased allotments automatically starting with their March bills without any action required on their part.
Consumer Cellular's base "Talk Plans" include voice minutes only. Customers who want data and or texts also need a "Connect Plan"
Here's what's changed with the Talk Plans:
- $15/month talk minutes increased from 200 to 250
- $20/month talk minutes increased from 600 to 750
- $30/month talk minutes increased from 1200 to 1500
- $40/month talk minutes increased from 2500 to 3500
- $50/month talk minutes increased from 4000 to unlimited
- $60/month, 6000 minute plan discontinued
- $2.50/month texts increased from 200 to 300, data increased from 20 MB to 30 MB
- $5/month texts increased from 1000 to 1500, data increased from 100 MB to 150 MB
- $10/month texts increased from 2000 to 2500, data increased from 300 MB to 500 MB
- $20/month texts increased from 5000 to Unlimited, data increased from 1 GB to 1.5 GB
- $30/month texts increased from 15,000 to Unlimited, data increased from 2.5 GB to 3 GB
- $40/month (new plan) Unlimited texts, 4 GB data
|Monthly Fee 1||Included Minutes||Price per Minute||Additional Minutes|
|Monthly Fee 1||Included Texts/MMS||Additional Texts/MMS||Included Data||Additioal Data|
For more about Consumer Cellular see PrepaidPhoneNews' No-Contract Operator Profile: Consumer Cellular.
Update 3/4: As several readers have pointed out in the comments, Consumer Cellular's coverage map no longer shows any roaming voice coverage, making it look like Consumer Cellular no longer offers roaming.
I suspect the map is wrong because it still shows data roaming in areas where it shows no voice service. Data roaming typically costs MVNOs much more than voice roaming so it doesn't make sense to drop voice roaming and keep data roaming.
Consumer Cellular confirmed to me on Facebook that they still offer voice roaming. I asked specifically about zip codes 69101 (North Platte NE), 82938 (Green River WY) and 89419 (Lovelock NV) which all used to show on the map as roaming and now show as no coverage. Consumer Cellular's Facebook representative confirmed that the map was wrong and that roaming coverage was still available in those three zip codes.
Update 3/5: Here's an official statement I received from Consumer Cellular press relations regarding roaming and the coverage map changes:
"Our coverage hasn’t changed as we still cover 97% of the country and we offer full roaming capabilities for those few areas in which our service isn’t available. We are actively working to fix the coverage map on our site, but rest assured, we still offer partner coverage as needed."I think it's safe to say that Consumer Cellular still offers off network roaming.
Source, image: Consumer Cellular Blog