When it comes to cellphone plans, one size never fits all—at least not for very long. Between busy lifestyles and rapidly evolving technology, your wireless demands change all the time.

That’s why we regularly re-evaluate our monthly Talk and Connect plans to make sure they deliver the value and flexibility that truly meets your needs.

Beginning this month, we’re increasing the data that’s available on each of our Connect plans. You can now choose plans ranging from 500MB all the way up to 25GB of high-speed data per month. Plus, all of our Connect plans include unlimited texting. 

Best of all, we’re doing it without increasing the cost. This marks the 12th time in a row that we’ve re-evaluated and restructured our rate plans without raising prices. We’re simply adding data across the board to every one of our current price tiers.

The upgraded data amounts included with each plan are shown below:

Previous Plan: New Plan: Cost Per Month:
250MB 500MB $5
2GB 3GB $10
5GB 10GB $20
10GB 15GB $30
20GB 25GB $40

Recent wireless industry analysis found that an average mobile data user consumes about 5GB of data per month. That’s why instead of costly “unlimited” plans, we offer affordable options designed for how our customers really live. Our plans are flexible, so you can even change your plan if you need without any fees or penalties.  

To make your savings go even further, you can add a line to your account for just $15 a month and share your monthly plan with family or friends. A recent study by the New York Times Wirecutter product review website found that Consumer Cellular offered “the best plan for couples,” and “the best plan for a family of four”—and that was before we upgraded our Connect plans!

More data. No increase in price. It’s yet another way Consumer Cellular continues to deliver outstanding wireless value. Click here to view all of our monthly plans and find the perfect fit for you.


  1. Betty gochenour says

    Need moredada

    • Hi Betty, we appreciate your feedback regarding our plans! I have passed this along so that it can be reviewed further. If you need to change your data plan you can do so at any time by going to your online account at here, you can also give us a call at 800-686-4460 and we’d be happy to help you with making any changes you’d like to make, you can chat with one of our live agents here and we’d be happy to help you with making those changes.

      • Frank J Klimaski says

        I’m so glad you finally decided to increase the lowest plan. The 250MB was skipped the last time data plans were increased. Now maybe I won’t have to change my plan every month like I did when we just barely went over the 250 limit. Thank you!

      • Barbara L Watson says

        Can I buy a smart phone through Consumer Cellular? Can I make monthly payments or do I have to pay in full?

        • Hi Barbara, thanks for your question. You can purchase a phone with your service when you sign up. We have options for our EasyPay plan which would have you pay the phone off in $25 installments added to your monthly invoice, or you can also pay for the phone in full.

          • John Ramos says

            Oh no, I was told when i purchased my i phone , I MUST make monthly payments/apple care..what is the truth when purchasing I phones or any phone

          • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

            Thank you for taking the time to post, John. I’m happy to clear up any confusion. When ordering a phone, it is optional to pay the phone off in monthly installments with our EasyPay program, if that is available for the phone you’re interested in. The only thing that would need to be paid for monthly is any protection plan that you purchase with the phone, whether it’s SquareTrade or AppleCare+.

            In the future, if you would like to pay for AppleCare+ in full when ordering an iPhone, you can decline ours and contact Apple directly within the first 60 days of purchasing the iPhone.

  2. JoAnn Williams says

    More data at the same price. This is wonderful and one of the reasons I stay with Consumer Cellular. They are great!!!

  3. HC Jones says

    Thank you for the extra data!

  4. Anna Estrada says


  5. Denise Gunn says

    Dear God Consumer Cellular understands. You get what you give. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  6. Gary Beren says

    Thank you CC for the extra data. You’re the BEST!!!

  7. P.Roth...I says

    WOW…I agree with the many positive EXTRA DATA comments here. This is excellent news!
    I can’t get on my workplace WiFi, so this will help out tremendously.

  8. Charlene Stevens says

    Thank you Consumer Cellular, for the 2nd year in a row data increase!

  9. Sheri says

    I have been a customer for many years and benefitted from you increasing data without extra charge.
    Thank you for doing it again!!!!
    I am your customer for life I think.

    Sheri Trego
    Phoenix, AZ

  10. Sandra Evans says

    Can we buy a door flip phone over the internet on your site? Do we have to purchase at a store?

    • Great question, Sandra! You can definitely purchase the phone online if that would be easier for you, or you can also give us a call at 800-686-4460 and we can place that order for you.

    • Marilyn says

      I was squinting at the 3 GB data plan when checking my usage on my online account, Sure enough, this newsletter confirms my plan went from 2 GB to 3 GB for the same monthly charge. Thank you Consumer Cellular. Now I can use navigation without worrying so much about data overage. Nice surprise.

  11. Mary says

    What a great surprise for the added benefit. That’s why I stay with your company.

    • Louise Gaboriault says

      I am thinking about switching from tracfone can you tell what phone company supports the service and I am a single woman who does minimal talk and text daily what should I choose for a plan thanks Louise Gaboriault

  12. Marilyn says

    Is there a way to protect my phone from SIM card theft or to block or disallow porting of my number?

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Marilyn, while we don’t have a way to disallow porting of your number, what you can do is have a security passcode added to the account. This would be required for porting, and you can have one set up on the account by calling us at 888-345-5510.

  13. Diane says

    Thank you for the data increase! God bless you. Consumer Cellular is fantastic!!!

  14. BOB says

    Thanks for the surprise, I am a lifetime customer you have been the best change I have ever made
    Your customer Service is the best in the industry. Your representatives have always exceeded my expectations

  15. Faye Williams says

    Do you have any plans with UNLIMITED talk, text, and DATA ? My husband and I watch a lot of videos, you tube, shows on our phones.

  16. gayle owen says

    I have a kindle fire. Can i connect it ,to use my telephone data plan to go on to the internet?

    • Thanks for your question, Gayle. If the Kindle Fire is unlocked from any providers and is able to take a SIM card, it may work on our network. We cannot guarantee that all models will be compatible but our agents will do all they can to see if we can get that to work for you.

  17. Chuck says

    Do you have coverage in 08060 area?

  18. DeVaughn Smith says

    Does Consumer Cellular have Facebook as well?

  19. Martha Green says

    what is the cost of 4100 megabytes thank you

    • Hi Martha, great question. 4100 megaybytes is the equivalent of about 4GB of data, we do not have a plan that is for that specific amount. However, we do have a plan for 3GB for $10 a month plus tax, or we have our 10GB plan for $20 a month plus tax. You can view these plans and more here

  20. Harvey says

    Thanks CC my cameras work the best with mobile data. What I would like to see is more colors for your Samsung phones.

  21. Harriet Cragun says

    I appreciate Consumer Cellular so much! Have been a CC customer for many years now. Love that they make Easy Pay available – not charging any interest in repayment. Too, their increasing the data available – what a nice surprise that is. I just so appreciate all they do. Their customer service exceeds all others. I know they have saved me lots of $$$ over the years and I want to thank CC for everything they do as a Senior Citizen and for all of us as customers!!

  22. Norm says

    Thank you so much for the data increase. I’m a fairly new customer and am honestly amazed that you did this and at no additional cost. Thanks Consumer Cellular!!

    • Hi JH, thanks for your post. At this time we are currently out of stock and do not know if or when we may be getting a new hotspot device in. However, many of our smartphones do offer that as a feature that we can get enabled for you. If you’d like to look into that, please just give us a call at 800-686-4460 or you can also chat with one of our live agents here.

  23. Annie Flint says

    Hi ,I’ve been a customer for about 4 months and I love it ,my kids want to purchase me a smart watch ,can I use consumer celluar with a smartwatch

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Annie, if the smartwatch you’re interested in using connects to the phone via Bluetooth, then it can be used. However, we do not have support for smartwatches that connect directly to the cellular network, such as newer Apple watches.

  24. # Robinson says

    I am asking you guy$ about letting ,,,me skip the first month paynmet and begin paying product I my see*as dry y5546

  25. joseph cvelbar says

    Your unlimited texting is not available outside of the United States

    other plans offer unlimited free texting in the Caribbean and Europe

    as well, your texting is limited not unlimited as you state.

    Please reply as to the when you will provide true unlimited textting.

    • Hi Joseph, that’s a great question! At this time, because it’s costing our customers $0.10 per text message that is sent with the international roaming feature, we do not have any near-future plans for it to be unlimited. This way we can ensure our customers are not going to be surprised by high international fees. However, I have taken your feedback on this feature and I have passed it along to my team for further review. Thank you!

  26. Garry Bobbett says

    trying to set up mu Iphone Xr. How does one get to these how to videos you say are available on your site?

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Garry, due to our partnership with Apple, we do not have our own video tutorials available, but Apple’s website offers an extensive support section for their phones. You can find information about how to set up your Apple iPhone XR here.

  27. Francine Weinman says

    Does messaging use up data if I’m on my own wifi? Do you have a plan with unlimited text so I don’t go over my 3GB?

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for taking the time to post, Francine. Text messaging does not use up data, and all of our Connect plans include Unlimited Texting. If you are using a service such as Facebook’s Messenger, it may use some data but the amount is generally very small unless you are sending lots of pictures or videos.

      If you’re using any third-party apps for messaging, you can also review the usage per app by going to Settings > Connections > Mobile Data Usage and locate the app from the list available. This will give you an idea of how much is used so that you can make sure you’re on the right plan.

  28. Marcia A Harris/. Joseph. Stcyr says

    Hi for many years I was with for reasons I transfer to I have complaint the bad Services was. From plan I. Piked that time.

    It from the. Career it was a wrong plan. I piked
    .so I can. Have a. Real. Family plan. With 20KB . IF THAT CAN WORK OUT. PLEASE. JUST ADD IT INTO MY SHARING WITH MY WIFE. Please pur as primary and I’ll Her sharing.

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Joseph, if you want to make any changes to your plan, that can be done by logging into your account here, or by giving us a call at 888-345-5509 or chatting with us here.

  29. William Steinmetz says