Meet Our Most Powerful Phone Yet

Most consumers probably don’t know that Huawei (“WAH-way”), one of the world’s largest networking and telecommunications equipment suppliers, has been making high quality phones for AT&T for years.  What’s even more important is what exists behind the Huawei brand—proven reputation, user-friendly design, affordable price.

Take, for example, the newest addition to our lineup of affordable cell phones: the fully-loaded and easy to use Huawei 8800.

This phone has it all, starting with an 800 MHz processor. It comes equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, customizable home screens and instant e-mail access, not to mention call clarity that’s as crisp as it gets. And, of course, a touch-screen display that’s both colorful and intuitive.

If you find you’re doing more text messaging these days, the Huawei 8800 can help make those days easier, with its predictive text feature. You can easily insert pictures, video clips and sound clips while text messaging. You can use voice and data at the same time or speak over a hands-free speakerphone.

What about taking pictures? The Huawei 8800 has you covered there, too. The phone’s 5-megapixel camera, which includes autofocus and LED flash, has both landscape and portrait modes, and will produce higher quality images than many other phones. Additionally, the phone makes videos at 720p HD (high definition), which is a resolution suitable for sharing and posting on YouTube.

Smartphones are much easier to use than you might think—and a lot of fun, too. You can start right away by performing basic actions, such as calling, and gradually move up to more sophisticated apps and features. We know smartphones aren’t for everyone. That’s why we offer a range of cell phones, from a basic model to more advanced ones. We want you to pick the best phone for your lifestyle.

I’m very excited about the Huawei 8800 because, quite frankly, I consider it to be the best no contract smartphone in our tool chest. It’s available from Consumer Cellular for only $175 and that includes both free activation and free shipping.

In fact, about the only thing this smartphone doesn’t come with is a two-year contract. That’s because our customers don’t like contracts and neither do we. We’re a totally contract-free service provider.

All things considered, the Huawei 8800, in my opinion, stands out as one of the best smartphone choices you can make.

42 Thoughts on "Meet Our Most Powerful Phone Yet"

  1. Bonnie Hartranft says

    You guys need to get better deals on phones! I know you need to make money, but I can't afford this. All you did was take away the activation fee and add it to the price of the phone. Take for instance the phone that used to be free.

    reply to Bonnie

    • Marin says

      Hi Bonnie Hartranft. I notice that your comment on the quick-change/free phone/no activation fee switcheroo matter did not, unlike other posts, receive a response from CC.

      I agree, it doesn't pass the smell test.

      I believe that what it comes down to is that “no activation fee” looks better in advertising/information copy than does “free phone,” because “free phone” is a common offer.

      Having said that, I must also say that being a fairly new CC subscriber (4 months) I am quite satisfied with plan costs, option to change change plans, and other percs that make CC a better deal than the “engulf and devour mentality” of other cellular companies.

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  2. norman cosgrove says

    how do I find out more on this phone an how 2 get one also will it change my rate plan

    reply to norman

  3. Trudy Richardson says

    This phone sounds great. Is that the up-front cost on the phone, free activation and shipping or will that be the monthly cost.

    reply to Trudy

    • Dominic at Consumer Cellular says

      Hello Trudy. $175.00 is the total cost of the phone – it's a one-time cost. If you need any additional assistance, please feel free to contact us at 888-548-6490. Thank you.

      reply to Dominic

  4. stacey says

    Can I charge the cost of the phone on my next bill?

    reply to stacey

    • Dominic at Consumer Cellular says

      Hello Stacey. Thanks for the question. We don't ship new phones out until we receive a full payment. If you need any additional assistance, please feel free to contact us at 888-548-6490. Thank you.

      reply to Dominic

  5. Ruth Cunningham says

    Is it android OS and is it android certified??

    reply to Ruth

    • Dominic at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Ruth, thanks for the questions. Yes, the phone is certified with Android 2.2. If you need any additional assistance, please feel free to contact us at 888-548-6490. Thank you.

      reply to Dominic

  6. doreen says

    would love a new high tech phone

    reply to doreen

  7. barbara Austin says

    I have your first Android(Bravo) and it's great.I just wish it had a flash.Am I missing something?

    reply to barbara

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  8. Nick Danger says

    @Bonnie Hartranft: The CC business model is a perfect fit for my needs: Text and call-centric, lower data requirements. Part of CC's business model is to charge you a non-trivial sum for phones. You *easily* recoup that amount with their bargain rate plans. The alternative is to go with one of the big guys, get a phone for nothing, and pay through the nose monthly on a two year contract. At the end of two years, you've paid hundreds of dollars more than with CC. And Lord only knows the psychological price you've paid whenever you've had to deal with their crummy customer service. When you look at this bigger picture, $175 is peanuts. And no, I don't work for CC; in fact, I work for one of those telecomm giants, who would fire me in an instant if my real name were displayed.

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  9. Carla says

    If I need two phones will you charge me $175 for both my phone and my husband?

    reply to Carla

  10. victoria torgrim says

    I seriously doubt if I would love it more than my Motorola Bravo!

    reply to victoria

  11. victoria torgrim says

    4G or 3 G?

    reply to victoria

  12. Sam Edsall says

    I am using an LG Thrive that has performed well. Really interested in an iPhone if Consumer Cellular ever offers one. Granted, the upfront cost for such a phone would be daunting and certainly a heftier data plan will be needed to support it, I suppose.

    reply to Sam

  13. John Sherrill says

    Does the crystal ball for CC have 4G in our future?

    reply to John

    • Dominic at Consumer Cellular says

      Good question, John. I don't have any specific news to report at this time however, IF 4G is in our future – you'll be sure to hear about it in this blog. Thank you.

      reply to Dominic

  14. Cary Holloway says

    Hi,just one question,,i updated my hones 3 times now and have 3 phones im not yo have trade ins or do you buy back,thanks

    reply to Cary

    • Dominic at Consumer Cellular says

      Hello Cary. Thanks for the question. We don't have a trade-in or buy-back program however, I can encourage you to utilize our recycling program. The best part of the program is that all proceeds go directly to a children's hospital foundation. Here's a link to more information about our recycling program in case you're interested. Thank you.

      reply to Dominic

  15. frank says

    How large is the screen?

    reply to frank

  16. Bill says

    just upgraded from the samsung to the new Huawei-8800 orded today.

    reply to Bill

  17. Louise Montgomery says

    I recently became a customer of CC and i purchased the LG Thrive, I do not see it on the list of phones u deal with. My question is do you still deal with this phone? If not I would consider purchasing the new phone.

    reply to Louise

    • Dominic at Consumer Cellular says

      Hello Louise, thanks for your question. The LG Thrive was a very popular phone however, we're now sold out of them. The Huawei 8800 is considered a big upgrade from the LG Thrive – it's faster and has many more features as well. If you need any additional assistance, please feel free to contact us at 888-548-6490. Thank you.

      reply to Dominic

  18. jerry says

    does this smartphone have mp3 to listen to music

    reply to jerry

    • Dominic at Consumer Cellular says

      Hello Jerry. Thanks for the question. Yes, you'll absolutely be able to listen to music with this phone, or with any of our smartphones. Please feel free to contact us at 888-548-6490 if you need any additional assistance. Thank you.

      reply to Dominic

  19. Carol says

    I'm more interested in easy texting than smartphone features – can you add a sliding phone with a full keyboard to your phone choices – thanks

    reply to Carol

    • Dominic at Consumer Cellular says

      Hello Carol. Thanks for your comment. We don't have plans to add a sliding phone with a full keyboard however, if you already have a sliding phone from a previous cell phone service provider, you might check to see if it works on our network. Here's a link to more information about that option: However, if you need any additional information, please feel free to contact us at 888-548-6490. Thank you.

      reply to Dominic

  20. Dan says

    Are you sure the Huawei 8800 is 3G? All the online reviews say 4G.

    reply to Dan

  21. Bill says

    OK this may sound like a stupid question but,,do you actually have to activate this as a phone. Here's the reason I ask. My wife was looking for a new digital camera,,nothing fancy just one that takes decent pics. Also she wanted to be able to access the web via wifi,,which we have at home and can be found for free at many places. So,,do you have to sign up for a usage plan in order to use this phone for the other features that I mentioned,,,thanks.

    reply to Bill

    • Dominic at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Bill. Thanks for the question. When purchasing a phone, you”ll need to sign up for our service as well. We don”t have any contracts, so you”re free to cancel at any time and use your phone however you see fit. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at 888-548-6490. Thank you.

      reply to Dominic

  22. Don says

    I need a smart phone that runs at least Android 4.0 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”). Are any such phones available? Will the new Huawei eventually be upgradable to Android 4.x?

    reply to Don

    • Dominic at Consumer Cellular says

      Hello Don. We don't offer any phones that run Android 4.0. However if you have one of your own, we can send you a free SIM card so you can test it out to see if it'll work with our service. If you're interested in pursuing this option, please feel free to call us at 888-548-6490. Thank you.

      reply to Dominic

  23. William Daunhauer says

    I have the Huawei 8800 ad was also wondering if an upgrade of the operating system is in the works. If not, have you ever offered an upgrade for any phone?

    reply to William

    • Dominic at Consumer Cellular says

      Hello William. Thanks for the question. We don't have any plans for upgrading the Huawei 8800's operating system. Although we continually add to our cell phone lineup, we don't typically offer upgrades to operating systems on our current devices. Thank you.

      reply to Dominic

  24. William Daunhauer says

    Thank you for a straight answer.

    reply to William

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