AFFORDABLE SMARTPHONE OPTIONS FOR $100 OR LESS

For budget-minded smartphone shoppers, look no further than Consumer Cellular’s device lineup for great choices. This month, we’ve added two new budget smartphones that offer pleasing performance and must-have features for $100 or less.

The Samsung Galaxy A10e smartphone features a vivid 5.83″ edge-to-edge Infinity Display, ideal for capturing crisp, clear photos with its 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. There’s plenty of storage with 32GB of built-in memory, and long-lasting battery life.

The Galaxy A10e lets you experience Samsung’s trademark smartphone innovation and reliability for just $100. Enjoy added convenience by using our interest-free EasyPay financing: pay just $10 down today, and the remaining balance is simply added to your monthly wireless bill in installments, all with 0% interest.

For pure smartphone value, check out the ZTE Avid 579. Sturdy and compact, it includes a vibrant 5.45” HD+ display, an 8MP front camera with digital zoom, 2MP rear camera, and ample battery life—all for just $60. The Avid 579 offers a terrific, low-cost introduction for a first-time smartphone user, but also packs enough essential features to please a more experienced user.

You don’t have to break the bank to put today’s smartphone technology in your hand. Coupled with our low-cost, no contract monthly plans, Consumer Cellular offers a wide variety of smartphones, from premium flagship models to budget-friendly choices like the Samsung Galaxy A10e and ZTE Avid 579, to satisfy every user’s needs and budget.

24 Thoughts on "AFFORDABLE SMARTPHONE OPTIONS FOR $100 OR LESS"

  1. Julie F Mascilli says

    Has Target pulled sales representatives for Consumer Cellular in Colorado?

    reply to Julie

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Julie, some Target stores are restructuring their staffing in their Mobile department, but our partnership is still going strong. During this transition period, some Target stores that previously had Target Mobile available may not be able to assist with activations or in-store visits at this time, but products can still be purchased. Our customer service team is happy to help over the phone at 888-345-5509 or via chat here.

      reply to Nicole

    • Jackie Myers says

      Can I use an iPhone on your service?

      reply to Jackie

      • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

        Hi Jackie, in order to use your own Apple iPhone with our service, it will need to be a VoLTE-capable, unlocked, and GSM-compatible model. Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee compatibility for all phone models, but we generally have good experiences with iPhones.

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        • Bill says

          I am currently using an unlocked Sprint HTC10 with my Consumer Cellular service. I know the phone is 4G/LTE capable, but I am using the GSM setting now. Will I be able to continue to use my HTC10 after Sprint and AT&T shutdown 3G?

          reply to Bill

          • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

            Hi Bill, for the phone to continue to work, you’d need to have VoLTE enabled on the phone. To see if your phone is VoLTE-capable, you can go to Settings > Call > More > Voice over LTE. If that setting isn’t on your phone, we won’t be able to guarantee connectivity.

  2. johnny Palagi says

    I have a Samsung S7 With Verizon. I’ve been on their service for years my contract was up several years ago. Can I use this phone with your service.

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  3. Lester Basso says

    how do i return a new cell phone? my old phone just started charging, so it will use it.

    reply to Lester

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Lester, I see that one of our agents was able to assist you with getting the return set up. If you need any further assistance, you can give us a call at 888-345-5509 or chat with us here.

      reply to Nicole

  4. Kathleen Reilly says

    I noticed a recommendation on my current bill that I upgrade my phone. The phone, a Samsung Galaxy J7 Star. I purchased it from T Mobile when they were my provider. Th phone is approximately 2 to 3 years old. I don’t want to replace it, and wondered why the recommendation was being made.

    reply to Kathleen

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Kathleen, occasionally our invoices will provide information about programs or services available, including EasyPay for purchasing a new phone. However, this doesn’t mean that we’re saying you need to upgrade your phone if you don’t want to.

      reply to Nicole

  5. Kathleen A Kostik says

    I have played several games on my phone, but then uninstalled because I played excessively. I now would like to download homescapes, but it won’t download. What can I do to get it to download?

    reply to Kathleen

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Kathleen, there are a couple reason why an app may not download. If there isn’t enough storage space on your phone, or if your software version isn’t compatible with the app. We recommend reaching out to the app developer if you’re having trouble downloading it.

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  6. Dennis Floyd says

    Can I trade my A20 phone in I don’t like it or can I just give it back and not have to make my payments!

    reply to Dennis

  7. Jackie Myers says

    What smart phones do you sell?

    reply to Jackie

  8. Barbara DeFrang says

    I want to delete a phone number from my account, but don’t see a spot on a page that tells me how to do that. my friend has gone to verizon for a new phone and service.

    reply to Barbara

  9. Evan Davis says

    So here’s my 2 cents. I brought my phone over from AT&T (2019 Samsung Galaxy J7) after I researched plans and phone compatibility across several providers. CC seemed to be the best option. I received my SIM card and everything was fine for several days until I lost the ability to send and receive photos in the text messaging app. I spent quite a bit of time with a CC representative trying to address the problem. Finally I was told my year old, unlocked phone was not compatible. I was told any phone I bought through CC would be fully functional on the CC network. So I went with the Galaxy A10e described in the article above. Good price, nice size and fully functional. Or so I thought until I tried using several of my apps. What I learned was that the Galaxy A10e has no magnetometer sensor (compass). I use several apps for astronomy and backpacking that require a compass. A compass is a pretty basic feature and who would think that in 2020, when people frequently use smartphones for navigation, that it would not be included in a new one. I didn’t even think to ask when purchasing it. My bad! I will have to return the phone and get one that I hope is truly fully functional. So far my relationship with CC is not what I expected.

    reply to Evan

    • Hi Evan, thanks for your feedback on this. Checking in on our notes for the account, it looks like we covered all the troubleshooting that could be done for a device that wasn’t purchased from us in terms of the Samsung J7. While we try to get all features working on phones that come over to us, we can’t guarantee all of them will be compatible. We also appreciate your feedback on our Samsung A10e so that it can be passed on as something to look into for going forward. If there are any other questions about our phones, our service, that we can help with in the future, just let us know!

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  10. Bruce says

    HI. I have a ZTE AVID 559. I have never had a problem with my Consumer Cellular account and plan on staying with them, but have a question. I’m getting ready to drop my internet due to cost and would like to know if the ZTE AVID 559 is safe to do banking on?

    reply to Bruce

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