Get to Know These Apps You Already Have

You don’t necessarily have to hunt through the Google Play store to find great Android smartphone apps. Newer devices come pre-loaded with a variety of apps that provide handy tools without the need for additional searching or downloads. Here are a few that you should get to know!

Google Photos provides unlimited “cloud” storage for photos and videos, so you can back up your photo library and save space on your phone. It’s conveniently organized, so you can find photos easily, and you can access it from any device using your Google account. It also lets you create albums and share them with family and friends.

To make simple yet high quality video calls, try Duo. It works with both iPhone and Android smartphones, so you can chat with all your contacts no matter what device they use. You can even switch between your front and rear facing cameras during a call, so you can share a full view of what’s going on around you.

Your smartphone comes with 15GB of free, online storage thanks to Google Drive. It’s an efficient way to save important files, like e-billing statements and forms, and access them on your phone. It comes with a built-in scanning feature so you can create files for external documents like receipts and letters, plus you can sync it with your Gmail account to attach and send files with your email messages.

If you have a newer device, these Android smartphone apps are already installed and ready to use (they can be downloaded from the Play store for older models). Look for them on your home screen, or in your Google apps folder, and let them make saving photos and files, and video chatting with friends, quick and easy.

32 Thoughts on "Get to Know These Apps You Already Have"

  1. Shirley grose says

    Can I use a tracking ZTE majesty smartphone with consumer cellular

    reply to Shirley

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for posting, Shirley. We offer a SIM card option that allows you to use a device you already own with our service. First, you’ll need to make sure it has been fully unlocked by the original carrier, and that it uses GSM technology. A good example would be a phone used previously with AT&T or T-Mobile. To see if your phone is a good fit, you can try our SIM card risk free. You’ll find them at your local Target store, here on our website or we can help you over the phone at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you taking the time to reach out to us, and we hope you’ll give our service a try!

      reply to Ashley

  2. Chris Ayers says

    @zip code 76444, we have no service, & it was down all day yesterday

    reply to Chris

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      We’re so sorry to hear that, Chris. I reviewed your account, and I see that Wendy was able to assist you via chat. Per your discussion, we recommend turning your phone off, then back on again if the outage continues so that your device can reconnect when service is restored. We’re happy to give you updates and assist you with any other questions or concerns you may have at 888-345-5509 or via our chat feature. Thank you for your patience, and for posting today.

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  3. Bob says

    I have an iPhone with 20 apps including google maps. Will these still work if I leave att.

    reply to Bob

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for asking, Bob! If you use our SIM card with your phone, you’ll still be able to make phone calls and access the internet via your apps the same way you did before. We’re happy to send you a SIM card or answer any questions you may have at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you posting, and we hope you have a lovely day!

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  4. Judy Simpson says

    Does your data carry over if you don’t use it all

    reply to Judy

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for posting, Judy! We don’t offer rollover data, but you can change your plan at any time, up until the last day of your billing cycle. If you find that you’ve used less data than you expected, you can switch down to a smaller plan and save money that month. Then you can change it back the next month if you like! We’re happy to answer any other questions you may have at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you commenting!

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  5. Linda Howard says

    I have a Verizon account now with an LG android phone. Can I use this phone?

    reply to Linda

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for posting, Linda. In general, our SIM card works best with unlocked phones that were previously used on a GSM network, such as AT&T or T-Mobile. You’re welcome to try our SIM card with your device to see if it will work. It’s risk-free, and you can find one at your local Target store, on our website here or we can send you one if you call us at 888-345-5509. We’re also happy to answer any other questions you may have, so feel free to call us at your convenience. We appreciate you taking the time to learn more about our service, and we hope you have a lovely day!

      reply to Ashley

  6. Brinda Carroll says

    Hi CC, my Metro PCS STYLO 3 PLUS PHONE Isn’t working with multimedia/ text messages. I do think it’s the setting. Customer Service hasn’t quite figured it out. 🙁 I hope that I can get this resolved. Thanks CC

    reply to Brinda

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for posting, Brinda! I reviewed your account, and I see that Mark, our account advisor, worked with you to resolve this issue. If it continues, we’re happy to do some further troubleshooting at 888-345-5509. We appreciate your patience, and we hope you have a wonderful day!

      reply to Ashley

  7. wes jacobson says

    WHY DON’T YOU SHOW THE FULL AMOUNT PAID ON YOUR PAYMENT CONFIRMATION WHEN PAYING ONLINE?

    reply to wes

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for commenting, Wes! We include the full amount of your payment in the Payment Summary section of the Payment Confirmation email. If that total does not reflect the payment you made, please give us a call at 888-345-5509 so that we can review your account. Thank you for posting, and we hope to chat with you soon!

      reply to Ashley

  8. Thelma says

    Please reset my data plan back, so that my cost will only be $25.00 a month. Thank you.

    reply to Thelma

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      We’re happy to help you with that, Thelma! With our flexible plans, you can change your plan as often as you need. If you give us a call at 888-345-5509, we’ll get that taken care of for you. Thank you for posting!

      reply to Ashley

  9. BARBARA WILLIAMS says

    i HAD TO BUY A NEW PHONE DO I JUST USE THE SIM CARD FROM MY OLD PHONE?

    reply to BARBARA

    • Hi Barbara, thanks for reaching out! If you purchased your new phone from Consumer Cellular or one of our retail partners there is already a new SIM card in the phone that we can activate for you. If you purchased a phone elsewhere you can move the SIM card from your old phone to the new one. We’re happy to help you further or answer any questions you have; please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you posting, and we hope you have a great day!

      reply to Jacob

  10. Jayne says

    If my usage report says:
    26 DAYS LEFT
    Cycle Ends 07/31/2018
    What You’ve Used* What We Think You’ll Use Nearing Upgrade
    Talk Plan Change Plan
    MINUTES 7 of 250
    Connect Plan Change Plan
    TEXT 19 of Unlimited
    DATA 0.23 of 1 GB
    Why am I “nearing an upgrade” on data if useage is o.23 of 1 GB?

    reply to Jayne

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for asking, Jayne. Based on the amount of data you’ve used so far, you would need to change to a larger plan if you continue to use data at the same rate. We recommend checking your plan later in the month to see if a change will really be needed. You can also sign up for our Usage Alerts, and we’ll notify you via text message when you’re at 50% and 75% of your plan. We’re happy to answer any other questions you may have at 888-345-5509 at your convenience. We appreciate you taking the time to reach out to us, and we hope you have a great day!

      reply to Ashley

  11. Natalie Moore says

    I’m currently with AT&T. Thinking about switching. I still owe on my iPhones we have. Thinking about paying them off when I receive my next bill. Do you know if I’ll have to pay my service off too? AT&T service has gotten to where it’s not worth a flip where I live.

    reply to Natalie

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for asking, Natalie. We recommend verifying if there are any early termination fees or other costs when you port your number to Consumer Cellular. For many of our customers, they find it’s well worth switching to our service due to the monthly savings they receive. If we can answer any other questions about joining our service, please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you posting, and we hope to see you as a customer soon!

      reply to Ashley

  12. Marcie says

    How do you download an APP to a consumer cellular phone? I updated an APP and now I can’t get it to show up on the desktop or home page of my phone?

    reply to Marcie

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Marcie, if the My Consumer Cellular app was already downloaded, then you can find it in your Apps list (typically by swiping up on your home screen), and drag it to your home screen to easier access. Otherwise, it can be found in the respective Play Store or App store.

      reply to Nicole

  13. Paulette Meulenberg says

    I purchased a SAMSUNG 8
    from CC. No problems!
    How do I buy a cover? From
    CC or SAMSUNG? Thank you!

    reply to Paulette

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Paulette, we have a Combo Pack available that includes a car charger and a flex gel case that can be purchased by calling us at 888-345-5509 or through your online account here. You may also be able to find a case directly from Samsung or online retailers like Amazon.

      reply to Nicole

  14. Rodney Lawrence says

    Do they make Otterboxes for Motorola phones?

    reply to Rodney

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for posting, Rodney. Otterbox does generally have cases available for Motorola phones. It’s best to check on their website directly, as they should have a list of phones that they currently have cases for.

      reply to Nicole

  15. Carol Gordon says

    How do I delete messages on my Cellular Phone?

    reply to Carol

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