Consumer Cellular launched a new promotion today. Subscribers who switch to the MVNO by March 31st, 2019 can get one month of free wireless phone service. Customers can choose any plan they wish, including their top plan which features unlimited talk and text with 20GB of 4G LTE data. The plan normally sells for $60/month.
Those who are already Consumer Cellular customers can take advantage of this offer by adding an additional line to their account. Consumer Cellular multi-line accounts share talk, text, and data between lines. Adding a line to an account normally costs $15/month, but customers will receive a $15 account credit if they add a line by March 31st, 2019.
Consumer Cellular Phone Plan Options
If after your free month of service is up you find you want a different plan, the following options are available.
A talk only plan with 250 minutes is available for $15/month. An unlimited talk plan is available for $20/month. Only plans that include data have text messaging.
Prices shown do not include taxes and fees. They cost extra. Data is somewhat hard capped. Customers who go over their plans data allotment will automatically be upgraded to and billed for the next highest data tier allotment available. Customers who are on the 20GB data plan will automatically be charged an additional $5 for each GB of data that they consume beyond 20GB. Speeds may also be reduced once a customer uses more than 20GB of data in a month. Customers whose data usage exceeds 30GB in a billing cycle may have their data suspended until their next billing cycle begins.
Terms and conditions seem to suggest that mobile hotspot may not be allowed. Consumer Cellular operates on both the T-Mobile and AT&T networks. It's possible if you have a T-Mobile based Consumer Cellular SIM that you can get it to work, but less likely if you have an AT&T based SIM. AT&T has typically prohibited its MVNOs from allowing mobile hotspot, while T-Mobile generally doesn't place the same restriction on its MVNO partners. If you do want mobile hotspot on the network, Consumer Cellular is selling a ZTE Mobile hotspot for $80 that you can use.
Consumer Cellular isn't a provider known for offering the cheapest prices around. If you want lower-priced phone service, you'll need to look elsewhere. Where Consumer Cellular does excel is in customer support and user satisfaction. That's why one research firm has found them to be America's favorite MVNO three years in a row.