Choosing the right data plan for your needs depends on striking the right balance between your lifestyle, and your budget. Fortunately, Consumer Cellular offers a variety of plans that deliver both outstanding value and a suitable choice for any type of user.
The primary consideration for many is: how much data do I really need? To use the Internet, social media, apps, or email requires mobile data—in fact, you’ll need data for just about everything you do on your phone besides making and receiving calls. This means deciding roughly which of the categories below your data usage fits into.
Light User. This is a person who uses data every so often to connect with friends, or check the latest headlines. In general, you’re considered a light user if your usage follows these patterns:
- You like to look at web pages, or check your email occasionally.
- You check your social media online reasonably often.
- You’re unlikely to use your internet for more than an hour a day.
If this sounds like you, our 3GB plan is a great choice that should more than cover your needs.
Medium User. A medium user does things that require data just about every single day, like sending and receiving email, and scrolling through social media often. You’re a medium user if:
- You download email daily to your phone.
- You spend quite a bit of time browsing the internet, and download a few games or apps each month.
- You like to watch streaming video and download a few songs now and then, too.
- You share data with 1 or 2 other users on your account.
For the medium user, our plan offering 10GB is a robust and affordable choice.
Heavy User. If you rely on your cellphone for just about everything you do, chances are you’re a heavy data user. This would include:
- You rely extensively on mobile data to communicate with friends and family, and access the Internet several hours per day.
- You send and receive quite a few emails daily, often with attachments.
- You watch videos online several times a week and regularly download apps, games, and music.
- You share your plan with 2 or more medium or heavy data users.
If you’re in this category, either our 15GB plan or our new option for unlimited data will deliver everything you need.
We also recognize that your needs can change. A light data user may suddenly become a heavy-duty data user by adding lines for family members, or discovering a fascinating new video streaming service. That’s why with Consumer Cellular you can change to a different plan at any time, and as often as you need to, with no additional fees. And for additional convenience and value, all of our data plans include unlimited texting.
Think about how you use your data each month, then look to Consumer Cellular to find the plan that’s just right for you!