Exciting New Choices from Samsung: the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3

An intelligent mix of innovation, reliability, and affordability has consistently made Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone series among the world’s most popular cellular devices. We’re pleased to be adding two more fine new releases to our smartphone selection—the Galaxy J7 and the upgraded Galaxy J3.

The Galaxy J7 offers an impressive range of modern features along with generous speed and power, compliments of an Android 7.0 operating system and 1.6GHz octa-core processor. The end result is a smartphone that’s comfortable and intuitive to use, while at the same time delivering super-fast speeds for surfing the Internet, using social media, or streaming music and video, all for only $150.

A big, bright 5.5” display utilizes TFT technology, a high resolution LCD screen that provides a brighter display for easier viewing outdoors. It’s great for enjoying vibrant pictures captured with the 8MP camera, or viewing full high definition video playback. There’s ample storage, with 16GB of internal memory, which can be expanded to an impressive 256GB with the purchase of a separate microSD card.

Learn more about the features and benefits of the Galaxy J7 in our tour video below.

The Galaxy J3 has been updated to include an Android 7.0 operating system and a 1.4GHz quad-core processor. It’s a makeover that enhances an already impressive performance for its price range—it’s simply an unbeatable value for just $100.

Bolstered by performance upgrades and boasting 4G LTE capabilities, the Galaxy J3 is fast and nimble. It comes with a 5.0” high definition, TFT display screen, a 5MP camera, and 1080p HD video capture and playback. For those who prefer a simpler user experience but still want to enjoy cutting edge Android technology, it offers an optional “Easy Mode” which can be turned on in a few simple steps, transforming the phone’s interface so it displays larger icons.

You can find out more and see the Galaxy J3 in action in the video below.

The Galaxy J7 and the Galaxy J3 are stellar additions to Consumer Cellular’s growing list of featured Samsung products. Order yours online today, or call Customer Service at (888) 345-5509 and we’ll be happy to get you started with one.

62 Thoughts on "Exciting New Choices from Samsung: the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3"

  1. Renita Doyle says

    Cant afford to pay 100 dollars for a new phone maybe if it cost less

    reply to Renita

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for posting, Renita. We do have other smartphones available that are less than $100. You can view these options here on our website, or we can help you learn more about them over the phone at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you taking the time to post today!

      reply to Ashley

    • Brenda Braun says

      Are you saying that the the Galaxy J7 phone is Only $100. Dollars?

      reply to Brenda

      • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

        Thank you for posting, Brenda. You can get the Galaxy J3 for $100, and the Galaxy J7 for $150. If you’re interested in learning more about these great smartphones or would like to order one for yourself, you can do so here on our website or over the phone at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you taking the time to comment, and we hope you have a great day!

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  2. Ringo hill says

    Do you have the easy pay plan
    Available for this phone.

    reply to Ringo

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for asking, Ringo. EasyPay is not available for the J7 or J3 at this time. We’re happy to answer any other questions you may have about these devices at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you taking the time to post today!

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  3. Kathy says

    As a loyal CC subscriber for several years and an avid Samsung fan, I’m glad to see you’re expanding Samsung offerings. Was sad when you went all in for IPhone.

    reply to Kathy

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      We’re very excited to offer a variety of smartphones to our customers, Kathy! With more devices to choose from, we know our customers will find just the right fit for their needs. Thanks for posting!

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  4. Faith says

    I LOVE consumer cellular. I’ve had another carrier for 7 years and they’ve done nothing nice for me first they locked us in contracts, then they only gave discounts every 2 yrs and now if you want a phone you have to lease it and pay full price!

    reply to Faith

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      We’re certainly glad to have you, Faith! It’s good to hear that you’re enjoying your time with us, and we look forward to serving you for years to come!

      reply to Ashley

  5. loretta conti says

    How much is phone and service a month?

    reply to loretta

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Great questions, Loretta! You can get the Samsung J3 for $100 here, or the Samsung J7 for $150 here. We have a variety of flexible plans to choose from, and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect fit here. Best of all, you can change your plan at any time, so you’ll never pay for more than you need. If you like, we can help you get started and even recommend a plan if you call us at 888-345-5509. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about these great devices, and we hope you have a great day!

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  6. Ralph says

    On the rare occasions when I have a problem , Support has been able to solve my problem , but sometimes I’d rather just go to one of the tutorials . I realize this may be a trivial suggestion , but I have to say , it’s irritating and nearly funny the way your models talk to the announcer . Those people are like the worst examples of your customers I can imagine ! They come across as buffoons . What is wrong with a sensible technician demonstrating a phone without all of the giddy giggles and wonderment ? Seriously . It’s actually annoying to have to wade through a video in order to find a quick fix . I’m sure Cellular won’t change their approach to this because of me , but it sure would be a refreshing move . That woman fussing over her Galaxy J3 makes me almost want to switch to another phone ! Thanks for reading this . I feel better now , but I still can’t stand the videos !

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  7. Bill says

    Love Samsung phones!!! displays are beautiful and the camera quality is awesome. Would love to know when the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will be here? Customer Service says they are coming however cant tell me when?

    reply to Bill

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      We have them now, Bill! You can find the Samsung S8+ here on our site, or we can help you order one over the phone at 888-345-5509. Thank you for taking the time to post today!

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  8. Rose higgins says

    Love love CC. Your company is wonderful and the service and plan options are perfect for me. I’m really excited to find you have the new Samsung Galaxy J7. Am going to order it very soon.
    Thanks again for being a straight up and super company,

    reply to Rose

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      We really appreciate your kind words, Rose! Thank you for sharing them with us. We appreciate you posting, and we hope you enjoy your new Samsung Galaxy J7!

      reply to Ashley

  9. cindy horejs says

    How do I set up my voice mail on my line?

    reply to cindy

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      I’m happy to help you with that, Cindy. To setup your voicemail, just press and hold the “1” key on your phone. This will allow you to enter the voicemail system, where you can create a passcode and select the type of greeting you would like. We even have a helpful video to walk you through the process, which you can view here. And of course, we can assist you over the phone at 888-345-5509 if you have any other questions. Thank you for reaching out to us!

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  10. William says

    Just received my new J7 phone. I would like to use a SD storage chip, but I am not what kind that will work. I am concerned about compatibility. Help!

    reply to William

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for posting, William. A micro SD card is a great addition to your device! We have a variety of SD cards that you can choose from, and we’re happy to make sure you have the right one for your device. You can order these through My Account, or we can assist you over the phone at 888-345-5509, whichever is most convenient for you. We appreciate you posting, and hope you are enjoying your new smartphone!

      reply to Ashley

  11. Elaine Reichard says

    I just spent 30 min. with customer service Danielle helping me reset an app I removed in error she helped me through my frustration . She could here I was getting upset with myself for not fully understanding how the dang phone works. Her patience and encouragement was greatly appreciated. I have the app back on my phone. KEEP UP THE GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE THANKS

    reply to Elaine

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for sharing your story, Elaine! We’ll make sure Danielle is recognized for a job well done. We appreciate you posting today!

      reply to Ashley

  12. Norman James says

    I had set aside today to go to Target to upgrade my flip phone to a smart one. Experience has taught me to call Target first, so I did, and the girl said that the CC techs were not in, but would probably show up around 2:30. No surprise. Then I called two other stores, and the phone was not answered in their electronics departments. While waiting for the time to pass, I read many of the reviews in the CC web site. If only ten percent of the negative reviews are true and valid, CC is in a heap of trouble.

    Before switching to CC, I suffered several months of insufferable service from the nincompoops at T-M, and I can see that a smart phone would multiply the potential for customer service problems. I decided to postpone upgrading my phone and study the issue further. I am over 90 (a no-no genarian) and don’t want to spend even one hour dealing with dishonesty or incompetence

    We’ve had good service from CC, except for the numerous calls to our second line, which apparently has a well-worn second-hand number, plus the occasional failure due to the limitations of T-M’s coverage.

    reply to Norman

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for sharing your perspective, Norman. We find it is helpful to provide a platform for our customers to post reviews about their devices, so that they can share their experiences with others. If you’re thinking about a smartphone, we can speak with you over the phone about the features you want, and make a recommendation that would be a good fit. Please keep in mind that we do offer a 30 day risk-free guarantee for our devices, so you can properly test it. Please feel free to call us at 888-345-5509 at your convenience if you have any questions regarding any of our phones. We are always happy to answer them! We appreciate you taking the time to comment today, and we hope you have a wonderful day!

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  13. Linda says

    I have the old J3 Samsung and have been thinking about upgrading my phone. If I do, I was going to give my granddaughter the one I have. Will it need to be unlocked before she can use it with her carrier. I bought it through consumer cellular.

    reply to Linda

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Great question, Linda. Depending on her carrier, it may need to be unlocked. We’re happy to walk you through the next steps at 888-345-5509 if you like. Thank you for posting!

      reply to Ashley

  14. sanford smith says

    Does consumer cellular support 4g cell signal booster equipment for huawei phone?

    reply to sanford

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for asking, Sanford. We do not offer a signal booster at this time, and can’t guarantee that one will work with our equipment. If you are experiencing any issues with your signal, we’re happy to troubleshoot with you over the phone at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you taking the time to reach out to us, and we hope you have a great day!

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  15. Wendy Doyle says

    As a ‘mature’ adult the Galaxy J3 is my first ‘smart’ phone. Love it! It is easy to operate and undsrstand. No longer sure why I waited so long to get such a handy and useful phone. I feel the price of 100 dollars is very reasonable for such a phone.

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  16. Jerry says

    Hello, and thank you for a great blog and the great service! I fell prey to one of the big guys (Their name is similar to BU&U). Too much money and the worst customer service! CC is as good, super helpful servicee and good for my pocketbook.

    I just received my new Samsung Galaxy J7. My question is what model is it? I am trying to find a glass screen protector and case, but as you may know, there are so many different years and models. I checked the phone settings, as many will prompt you to do, and it just says “J7”, with no year noted. Any help?

    reply to Jerry

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      I’m happy to help you, Jerry. The model number for your J7 smartphone is SM-J727U. We do have a case available for your phone, which you can purchase through My Account, or we can help you order one over the phone at 888-345-5509. Thank you for posting today!

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  17. Richard says

    Do you know what the RAM is on the J3?

    reply to Richard

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for asking, Richard. This device has 1.5GB of RAM. We’re happy to answer any other questions you may have about this great Android smartphone at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you taking the time to post!

      reply to Ashley

  18. li S. says

    I don’t really need the calling part but i do need another phone just exclusively for text messages. And maybe some data on occasion. Is it possible to get just the texting/data service without the call?

    reply to li

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for posting, Li. You can have a cellphone with our service in which you use our $10 talk plan, so that any calls made will be charged at a rate of $0.25 per minute. You do need an active talk plan in order to use the data and messaging features. We’re happy to help you get started if you like at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you taking the time to reach out to us, and we hope you have a lovely day!

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  19. BB says

    The Samsung J7 just came out July 2017. Let me just say. If you are reading this, this is a great phone to have.

    When I first signed on, I just got off the Sprint network paying 90 dollars or more a month. I had a phone with unlimited data which I loved. But since I was becoming older and not getting all that much calls, I was using more of texting and data than talking on the phone. I didn’t need or wanted to pay so much for the Sprint service. So researching, Consumer Cellular offered a more affordable cost structure for my needs.

    I started out with getting the flip phone that Consumer Cellular offered. After getting my order in, I received it in three business days. Quite impressive. Had a minor issue activating the flip phone but a call to Consumer Cellular customer service fixed that issue quickly. And that was also with having to transfer my phone number to my new flip phone too.

    I started using my new flip phone but it was not the same. I was used to using a smart phone. I missed using the smart phone. So I researched the Consumer Cellular web page looking for an affordable smart phone. I came across the Samsung J7 smart phone. It costed 150 dollars which I could afford. Granted at the time of purchase, I did not know it just came out July 2017 and what the Samsung J7 smart phone was capable of. Did not think anything of it at the time of purchase. I at the time thought was not having to make payments on a more expensive smart phone with all the bells and whistles. 150 and bam, it was paid off. No monthly payments.

    Again, placing a new order for the Samsung j7 phone. It arrived in three days ready to go. My phone number was already in there and I just activated on the webpage following their instructions. Nothing to it. Once activated, it was ready to be used. All I had to do was input my contact names and numbers to my new Samsung J7 phone and tweak a few things on settings.

    Here is where it gets interesting. I have home internet service. You set your internet service provider to your smart phone. I use the google bar and check my emails. Just pull up google bar and type in your email address. Just log in like you do at your computer after that. This really saves not having to use data on your phone big time. The great thing about the Samsung J7 smart phone is that you hear a ring with you get a incoming message from you email like you do your text messages. Make sure you wi-fi icon is turned on your smart phone. Again, you are not using data and it is coming off the home internet service instead.

    I also like to sleep at night without my incoming messages interrupting my sleep. Most smart phones do this. Go to settings on your phone. Select sounds and vibration, Select Do Not Disturb. Turn it on. There is three setting for that. Day, Start time, and End time. I switch mine off from 10 pm to 7 pm all seven days. That’s it. Go back to main screen. A big big big reminder, you alarm function will not work during the Do Not Disturb is working. I just use the old fashion alarm clock for waking up. Once 7 am hits, all the messages start pouring in.

    This is another big plus using the smart phone. You don’t have to be pressing buttons on your smart phone all the time. You can just talk to you phone and it will do the task for you. Say you want to call or text someone. You just make sure your home screen is on, just press it on. Then you say, “Ok Google”. and then say call so and so or text so and so. The Google feature comes on and performs the task after you tell it what to do. This does eat data if you are not on your home internet service provider. You just have to activate the Google feature. A great tutorial for doing this is on Youtube. Once you are there, type in “OK Google” Voice Detection | Issue FIX and Setup. Google does a lot and you can voice command taking photos too. Just say “Ok google, take picture and it pulls up your camera feature. You just press your camera button after that. How easy is that !!!

    One the main issues with phones it connecting to your charger. That little itty bitty is more than a challenge for a lot of us doing such a simple task right ? Especially if you have something like arthritis. Very cumbersome. Guess what … You can now do away with cords and go cordless charging you smart phone. Yes, you can. You can purchase a what is called a charging pad for about 60 bucks or less. You set up your charging pad and that’s it !!! No cords to deal with. You just place your smart phone on the charging pad and that’s it. It charges wirelessly with no cords you have to manually attach to your smart phone. How cool is that and when your kids see that. They think how tech savy you are. They probably don’t even know about the google voice command. You can tell when you see them using their fingers in operating their own phone all the time.

    Most of your smart phones use up a lot of space with videos taking, picture taking and music. You can add what is called an SD card which is a tiny small chip to your phone to gain more memory. Mine is loaded with music. You can view how to do that on Youtube tutorials. Also look up how to use bluetooth on your phone. Bluetooth is great for listening to music in your car traveling. Most kids know how to active or what you need to set it up in your car. Even if you have a much older car, you can still use bluetooth. They make devices that plugs into your cigarette lighter without the need for cords or cables. The say audio books is great for that too, but I have not tried it yet.

    I will say that the Samsung J7 smart phone does not have all the bells and whistles as their higher priced phones. But this phone gets you by without the monthly payment plans and offers a great deal of the same features of the higher priced models. I first thought I was getting a plain jane smart phone but this Samsung J7 smart phone blows me away. Such a great phone with all the features you need. The only thing I would recommend is NOT to update your phone. Doing so causes more pain than what its worth. Just hit clear button when it pops up.

    reply to BB

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience and for providing such a thoughtful review. We appreciate you posting, and we’re so glad to hear that your smartphone is such a good fit!

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  20. Michael says

    Hello Consumer Cellular I took part in a chat with Samsung to find out what type of glass does the Samsung Galaxy J7 sm-J727U phone have. In the chat I gave the Serial Number and IMEI number. The Technical Support came back with, The phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The new phones come with a protective covering you can remove it and use. Hoping this helps others who have the same question, thanks.

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  21. Dolores says

    What size RAM is on your Galaxy J7? I’ve seen some specs say 2GB and some say 3GB.

    reply to Dolores

  22. Dolores says

    Does galaxy J7 use fingerprint to unlock?

    reply to Dolores

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Great question, Dolores! The Galaxy J7 does not use a fingerprint scanner. We’re happy to tell you more about this great smartphone at 888-345-5509 if you like. Thank you for posting today!

      reply to Ashley

  23. Dolores says

    Does your J7 have an amyloid screen?

    reply to Dolores

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for asking, Dolores. The Galaxy J7 has a large AMOLED screen, with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. If we can answer any other questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you taking the time to learn more about our devices, and we hope you have a wonderful day!

      reply to Ashley

  24. Michael says

    Ashley why is it on the Samsung Galaxy J7 when you hear and read comments it’s like they’re reviewing completely different models? One will say has the AMOLED screen another will say Samsung should go back to the AMOLED screen, different size batteries, one the phone is made of plastic another metal making for a heavier phone. Some of the Galaxy J7 phones even have a different rear appearance. I’ve read the rear camera either has 12 megapixels or 8. I’m sure many of your customers and to be customers have read and seen all the same differences, thanks.

    reply to Michael

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for asking, Michael! It sounds like you may be reading articles about the Samsung S7 and the Samsung J7. Both are quality smartphones, but the S7 has the more powerful camera and the metal casing. You can learn more about both devices here on our website. We’re also happy to answer any questions you may have about any of our devices at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you posting, and we hope you have a wonderful day!

      reply to Ashley

  25. dmitts says

    Hi, trying to locate an app for visual voicemail which will interface with my J7 and consumer cellular

    reply to dmitts

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for posting! We don’t have a visual voicemail app, though there are some options available for download from the Google Play store. If you find one that works well with your phone, be sure to post here on the blog. We appreciate you reaching out today!

      reply to Ashley

  26. Jim T Sidebottom says

    I purchased a Samsung J3 in November 2017. Now it is having some major issues. Freezing all the time and shutting me out of my email, Facebook, messenger, and more. Are other people have this issue?

    reply to Jim

  27. iliana says

    OK I am trying to find a wallet case for my mom’s phone and this is crazy how hard it is to figure out. What model (meaning Prime, 2016, 2017…)is the galaxy J7. I saw you say it is model SM-J727U when I google that it says it is a US variant of the 2017 but when I look at the back of a 2017 it does not look like the back of the phone we just got from Target. What is the correct model to be looking for?

    reply to iliana

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      We’re happy to help you, Iliana. The model we offer is the SM-J727U. We’re happy to talk with you over the phone and verify any other details at 888-345-5509. Thanks for posting, and we hope you have a great day!

      reply to Ashley

  28. AnjanaDhanvi says

    Thanks for this message

    reply to AnjanaDhanvi

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