Get More by Sharing Your Monthly Plan

We talk a lot about the importance of finding ways to provide the best value to our customers. And over the years, we believe we’ve come up with some pretty good ideas—low cost monthly cellular plans, the ability to make changes without any added fees, usage alerts, free shipping, and so on.

Another unique way we deliver value is by giving you the ability to share the minutes, texts, and data on your monthly plan with other users on your account. It’s your chance to share your cellular plan with family, friends, caregivers—anyone you choose—by getting them connected on your account for just $10 a month per each additional user.

Here’s how it works: once you’ve decided which of our Talk Plans (for minutes) and Connect Plans (for texts and web data) are right for you and whoever else you wish to have using the service, you simply add them to your Consumer Cellular account as additional lines. If you’re adding someone who doesn’t already have a Consumer Cellular phone, you can select one from our wide variety, or order a SIM card for use in the phone they’re already using.

You can add lines to your account at any time—either when you first sign-up for our service, or later on. After you’ve added someone to your account, they’ll be able to make calls, send and receive texts, and use web data from your cellular plan. Plus, here’s another perk: all calls between phones on the same account are absolutely free, so they don’t count against your available minutes.

This option is a convenient, affordable way to keep in touch with the people most important to you. It’s also a terrific way to let them enjoy all the benefits that have consistently made Consumer Cellular the #1 choice for value among wireless providers. Want to know more? Call us at (888) 345-5509 and let our award winning Customer Support team help you start saving today!

22 Thoughts on "Get More by Sharing Your Monthly Plan"

  1. Jackie Savoie says

    How does the connection work in zip code 85638?

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for asking, Jackie! We have coverage on two of the nation’s best networks. You can check your coverage on our site here, or we’re happy to look at the coverage in your area over the phone at 888-345-5509. Whichever option works best for you, we’ll help you get connected and save each and every month. We appreciate you taking the time to comment today!

  2. iliana harris says

    My cell phone is great and I love it, however, I’ve had it for a month; the previous owner’s name still comes up. I’ve called twice about it, could you please assist me with this problem?

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      We do apologize for any inconvenience, Iliana! I took a look at your account, and I’m so glad to see that this has been addressed and your Caller ID has been corrected. If we can assist you with anything further, please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-345-5509. Thank you for posting, and we hope you have a wonderful day!

      • Don Cameron says

        Ashley, I’m a new CC customer. Is it possible to place individual caller ID names on each of my three lines? I ask, after reading the above post, because it sounds possible but I’ve already had a CC rep tell me “no.” One of my lines reads “Cell phone CA.” It would be nicer if it could read my step-daughter’s name. Thank you.

        • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

          Thank you for posting, Don. Unfortunately, we don’t have the option of adding individual names to the lines. If the name that appears is incorrect, we’re happy to adjust that, but it would read “Wireless Caller”, then the phone number. If we can be of more assistance, we’re happy to help you at 888-345-5509 if you like. Thanks again for taking the time to reach out to us, and we hope you have a great day!

  3. Jeff Gottesman says

    On my bill, I see Free Talk Minutes, Complimentary Talk Minutes, and Fre In-Account Talk Minutes. What do these three categories mean?

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      I’m happy to clear this up, Jeff. The Free Talk minutes are the minutes included in your monthly plan. Complimentary talk minutes include any calls you make to our customer service team or any made to emergency numbers like 911. When you have multiple lines on the account, all calls made between those phones are free of charge, so those are noted as Free In-Account Talk minutes. If we can answer any other questions you may have about billing or your invoice, we can assist you over the phone at 888-345-5509. Thank you for posting today!

  4. Valerie Orwick says

    My husband and I both have cheap phones through MetroPCS. Since Jan. 25th we have been without service due to all the rain, and snow fall in Pahrump, NV. 89048. We are both in our 70’s and retired. We need our phones due to health issues. My husbands sister is in her 70’s also and had a stroke, and we cannot check up on her. She lives in Ohio. With metropcs, our monthly bill is $50. a month. How much would it cost us through you, and can we keep the phone # we have and use our same cell phones?

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for reaching out to us, Valerie! We offer flexible plans that you can change anytime. Take a look at the options here on our Plans page. We’re happy to help you keep your phone number, and we’ll just need you to keep your old account open until we can confirm the transfer is complete. As for your phones, our SIM card works with most unlocked GSM phones. You’ll want to check with your carrier to unlock your phones, as unfortunately we aren’t able to do that. We have a great video here on our site explaining how our SIM works with your current phone. If you like, we can answer any questions you may have or recommend a plan based on your needs at 888-345-5509. We’re sure you’ll find Consumer Cellular to be a great fit, and we look forward to talking with you soon!

  5. Michele Ostendorf says

    Does the usage report show the details by each line that is on the shared plan? Or is that data combined together and it is not possible to see what line is using how much of the talk and connect plan.

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      That’s a great question, Michele. You can view the usage per line on the account when you login to My Account. You’ll just select “View Usage Details” in the Plans & Usage section, and from there you can see the usage by line. We’re happy to help you with any questions or concerns over the phone at 888-345-5509. Thank you for posting today!

  6. Nathan McCombs says

    How does the connection work in zip code 57501?

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for posting, Nathan! It looks like we’ve got you covered, as you can see by viewing our coverage map here. If there are other areas you visit frequently, we can take a look at the coverage there as well if you give us a call at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you reaching out to us, and we hope to see you as a customer soon!

  7. Jennie Pop. says

    I have a flip phone for a few months I bought from you . Having trouble with it, so I would like to get a Smart phone. How much do they cost and could you tell me about the programs ,how much they are etc.Thank you so much. Jennie.

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Absolutely, Jennie! We offer a variety of smartphones, many with features that are perfect for those who are ready to move beyond their flip phone. You can view our full smartphone lineup here on our website. We’re also happy to talk with you over the phone and ask you questions about the features you really want, and how you use your smartphone. Then we can recommend a perfect fit for you. Just give us a call at 888-345-5509, and we will be ready to assist you. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us, and we look forward to helping you pick the right smartphone for your needs!

  8. Yvonne says

    My daughter and I share a plan, can we each have our own accounts?

    We love CC this is our second time with you

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for posting, Yvonne! We’re happy to talk to you about creating separate accounts. Please give us a call at 888-345-5509, and we can assist you with this process. We appreciate you reaching out to us, and we look forward to speaking with you soon!

  9. Donna Mercer says

    Thinking about getting a new flip phone for my husband and adding it to my account. Can we get the shared connections? How much will this cost monthly. Thank you!

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      That’s great to hear, Donna! To add another line to your plan will be an additional $15 each month. You’ll share your plan’s minutes, texts and data, and any calls you make to each other will be free of charge! Best of all, if you add the line before September 30th, you’ll get the first month for free. You can add a line via My Account, or we can help you over the phone at 888-345-5509. Thank you for posting today!

  10. Lucinda says

    I have been a Consumer Cellular customer for almost 2 years, and I am very happy with it. My mom and sister also have Consumer Cellular (their own accounts). I wanted to know if my account uses my talk minutes when I am talking with them, as I have the limited talk minutes on my plan.

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Lucinda, if your mom and sister have their own separate accounts, then calling them or receiving calls would use minutes from your plan. Our In-Account Calling service only applies to calls made within lines on the same account.