Looking for a big battery, big performing smartphone that doesn’t require a big budget? Then the Consumer Cellular ZMax 10 smartphone is just the device for you! It offers up to 40 hours battery life on a single charge from its powerful 5,000 mAh battery. There’s even 16W fast charging capability for a quick boost anytime you need it.

In addition, you’ll be wowed by the vibrant 6.49” screen with 1560 x 720-pixel display, and an impressive triple-rear camera system. With 16MP, 8MP, and 2MP lenses, the main camera incorporates artificial intelligence technology to create truly memorable photos and videos. There’s also an 8MP front-facing camera for crystal-clear selfies, and 1080p video capture and playback.

You’ll experience smooth, reliable performance from the Android 10 operating system and 1.8 GHz octa-core processor, along with 32GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 2TB with the addition of a separately-purchased microSD card. Best of all, you get all these great features for just $120! If you prefer, you can even use purchase the ZMax 10 using our interest-free EasyPay financing: put just $10 down, then pay the remaining balance in installments conveniently added to your monthly wireless bill with 0% interest.

Browse, text, stream, and take all the photos you want. With its robust memory capacity and long-lasting power, the Consumer Cellular ZMax 10 will be your reliable smartphone companion for any activity you choose—and at a price you’ll positively adore! Order yours today online, or by calling customer service at (888) 345-5509.


  1. joanne says

    We love our consumer cellular service!!!!
    So glad we found you.

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  2. russell w wright says


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  3. Bill DeHommel says

    You guys are the best company running, so happy I found you

    reply to Bill

  4. Alonzo Johnson says

    What’s the discount with AARP’s on the ZMax?

    reply to Alonzo

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Alonzo, the ZMax 10 is $120 plus tax, and the AARP membership discount does not include a discount off of our phones. If you have an AARP membership, then you’ll receive 5% off of monthly service and usage charges, 30% off of select accessories, and an extended 45-day Risk-Free Guarantee.

      reply to Nicole

  5. Bruce Goatley says

    Love Consumer Cellular, been with them for awhile now. Best carrier around ………

    reply to Bruce

  6. Bob smith says

    Love your company. Have had no problems since switching from sprint

    reply to Bob

  7. Bob smith says

    No dropped call since becoming consumer customer

    reply to Bob

  8. Tom Spofford says

    Love Consumet Cellular, great people and service. My question is the Zmax set up for 5G?

    reply to Tom

  9. Angela and sam burnette says

    We love our service too its the best and so are the phones I recommend to all

    reply to Angela

  10. Pat says

    I want an Apple 7s do you carry them

    reply to Pat

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Pat, we don’t currently offer the Apple iPhone 7 models with our service. However, if you purchase one elsewhere it just needs to be unlocked and GSM-compatible to work on our service.

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  11. Debra says

    What are the payments on the ZMax 10?

    reply to Debra

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Debra, the full price of the ZMax 10 is $120 plus tax. However, this phone is available with our EasyPay program as well. You can purchase the phone for a $10 plus tax down payment, and the remaining balance will be included on your monthly bill in 11 interest-free, $10 installments.

      reply to Nicole

  12. John says

    I am with another carrier, can I keep my current phone number if I switch to CC and purchase the ZMax 10?
    Also you say the Zmax is not 5G? Will it be 5G capable later with a download? I really don’t know if that’s possible but thought I’d ask.

    reply to John

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Those are great questions, John. You can transfer your number to our service and use it with the ZMax 10. The ZMax 10 is not a 5G device, and the network compatibility is not something that can be changed with a software update since that compatibility is based on the hardware. If you’re interested in a 5G device, the ones we have available are the Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+, as well as the Apple iPhone 12 and 12 Pro.

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  13. Rebecca says

    What is the RAM capacity of the Z Max 10?

    reply to Rebecca

  14. Mike says

    I’m a bit of a spec guy. I don’t see RAM listed.

    reply to Mike

  15. Crystal Dotson says

    Do you use AT&T towers? Or, what towers do you use to offer service? Thank You.

    reply to Crystal

  16. Marlene says

    How difficult is it to transfer all info from my Moto 4E to the ZMax10?

    reply to Marlene

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Marlene, generally the easiest way to transfer your information would be through your Google account, and information on how to do that can be found through Google’s support section directly.

      reply to Nicole

  17. Tina J Gaslin says

    We’re can I find phone case and screen cover for the zmaz10?

    reply to Tina

  18. Steve says

    Who is the manufacturer of the ZMax 10 smartphone?

    reply to Steve

  19. Susan says

    We have comsumer cellular for the cell phone and have been very pleased with it. We have internet, tv and land line with Spectrum. What we would like to know is do you offer internet service to add to the acct. we already have? How about land line? We want to reduce our cost of Spectrum. THank you.

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  20. Brian says

    My situation:
    My current phone has been abandoned by Motorola for security updates, therefore I must buy a new phone if I want to avoid having my identity, life savings, and all investments stolen as a result of driving past a rogue phempto cell or malicious access point.

    I do not want to buy a phone only to have it be unsupported before I saved any money by buying outright instead of locking in a 2-year contrtact or something. given the choice of being locked into a contract and having my life savings intact, or running with a budget no-contract carrier where I buy the phone outright, but risk literally everything I own and have acquired over the past 50 years, I must select the safety of having a security-supported phone under contract.

    I dislike contracts, however, and I am currently with Republic wireless. I would stay with them, but they refuse to offer any assurance whatsoever that a $100, $400, or $1300 phone will be supported tomorrow or next week, and I cannot justify an expensive purchase without knowing if I will need to replace it tomorrow because the manufacturer decided to stop providing security updates.

    This is a deal breaker to me. What phones/plans do you offer that could address my concerns?

    reply to Brian

    • Hi Brian, thanks for your interest! We don’t have contracts when it comes to our phones. All of the phones we currently offer are VoLTE capable which means they should work for a long time to come since there aren’t near future plans to get rid of the 4G LTE network. We can’t say when Android will stop updating a phone though as this is at their discretion, Apple phones do tend to update their phones for longer periods of time though.

      reply to Jacob

  21. Linda says

    Does this phone have larger letters and numbers like the Doro phone does?

    reply to Linda

  22. Jackie says

    Does the zmax come with any accessories?

    reply to Jackie

  23. Frank Meola says

    CAn i keep my samsung 7 phone

    reply to Frank

    • Hi Frank, thanks for your interest! If the phone is unlocked from the current provider, is GSM-compatible, and VoLTE capable, it may work on our network. We can’t guarantee compatibility for all models, but we’ll do all we can to see if we can get it connected for you.

      reply to Jacob

  24. Scott says

    I have just received my new ZTE Zmax 10 Smartphone and it is FANTASTIC! I am hoping that you will be carrying accessories for that new model phone? Need to find a case and screen shield. Any help would be appreciated!

    reply to Scott

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Scott, while we don’t have a screen protector for the ZMax 10, we do have a combo pack that includes a car charger and flex gel case. You can review accessories when logged into your account here. If you want to look for a case or screen protector elsewhere, the model name is ZTE Z6250.

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  25. Wallace says

    Is there a case for zmax 10

    reply to Wallace

  26. Eldon green says

    I received a new phone but no case was available at the store how do I get one ? ZTE AVID 579

    reply to Eldon

    • Hi Eldon, thanks for your question. We don’t partner with retail locations to sell our accessories, but you can order a case combined with a car charger by giving us a call at 800-686-4460 or if you log into your account at here and click on the three horizontal lines before selecting the option to purchase an accessory.

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  27. DANESE says


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  28. Kim says

    Do you have a phone protector cover for the Zmax 10? I can not find one that fits this phone.

    reply to Kim

  29. Ron says

    Does the Zmax10 phone have an FM receiver activated? If not, can I activate it?

    reply to Ron

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Ron, the ZMAX 10 does have an FM receiver built-in. All you need to do is plug in some wired headphones, and open the FM Radio app on the phone.

      reply to Nicole

  30. Anthony Nevin says

    does the zmax10 have nfc?

    reply to Anthony

  31. William says

    What is the wifi spec for the ZMax 10? Is it 5Ghz capable, or only 2.4Ghz? Thanks!

    reply to William

  32. Bruce says

    I am having a difficult time trying to find a gel case for my new Z62500CC phone. Love the phone and would like to protect it from accidental drops. Any suggestions where I can find one?

    reply to Bruce

  33. Rita Atkins says

    The pictures, videos and You Tube videos have very little color and actually look like film negatives on my new ZMAX 10. Is this the best the ZMAX 10 can do or is it my ZMAX 10?

    reply to Rita

    • Hi Rita, thanks for your question. It sounds like there may be a setting enabled in the phone that has changed the colors. We’d be happy to look into this with you though to see if we can get that corrected for you, just give us a call at 888-548-6490 or you can also chat with us here and we’d be happy to help.

      reply to Jacob

  34. Steven says

    Do you all have service in 22722 area code? I am looking for a new phone for my wife. Thanks

    reply to Steven

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Steven, we have moderate coverage available in 22722. This means that you should have sufficient service outdoors, but indoor service may be limited.

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  35. Steven says

    Also, does the phone already come programmed with your new number or will we have to call in sorry just alot of good reviews about your company and has gotten me very curious.

    reply to Steven

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Steven, if you’re transferring to our service, then you’ll need to call us once you get the phone. If we’re assigning a new number, then it will be sent active.

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  36. pat monaghan says

    I still didnt find screen for Zmax 10

    reply to pat

  37. Yvon Lemieux says

    Hi Nicole and Jacob – you seem to be the ones who answer questions.
    Why does Consumer Cellular have to call a AT&T number first to make an international call. And when this this inconvenience start since last month we could call International directly?
    An explanation would be appreciated.

    reply to Yvon

  38. Steven says

    It is on T Mobile site that they will not support the ZMAX ZTE after January 29 2021. Because it is not volte compatible. Is this true??????? I just got ours

    reply to Steven

  39. newton LANCASTER says

    I HAVE A SAMSUNG GALAXY J3. Trying to set up for Samsung pay. It tells me that it isn’t supported on my phone. Why not.

    reply to newton

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for taking the time to post, Newton. The Samsung Galaxy J3 is not listed on Samsung’s website as a model compatible with their Samsung Pay app. Since we’re not the app developers, we don’t have any information behind that decision.

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  40. Robert James says

    My wife is planning to change to your service next week from ATT and buy a ZMAX 10 phone. I have a couple of questions first.

    How long would she have to remain on Consumer Cellular to get the phone unlocked if she decided to change to another carrier?

    Who actually manufacturers this phone?

    How is your coverage in the 37922 area?

    Thank You

    reply to Robert

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for posting, Robert. In general, a device needs to be in service for 160 days before it can be unlocked, in addition to being fully paid. The ZMAX 10 is manufactured by ZTE, and I also see we have great coverage available in 37922.

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  41. Kenneth T Kirk says

    Trying to find a decent case for my ZMAX 10, any good suggestions? Not finding much for this particular model online.

    reply to Kenneth

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      We have a Combo Pack available for the ZMAX 10 which includes a flex gel case, Kenneth. That can be ordered when you log in here. If you’re looking for a different case, you can search online through websites like Amazon. The model name for the ZMAX 10 is the ZTE Z6250CC.

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  42. Jimmy R McNeill says

    Where is the Zmax 10 manufactured?

    reply to Jimmy

  43. Thomas J Lucadamo says

    What is the recommended type of battery charger for a car?

    reply to Thomas

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Great question, Thomas. The ZMax 10 has a USB-C charging port, so we recommend using a USB-C charger. We have chargers available when placing the order, or you can log in on our website if you already have our service. We can also help if you call 888-345-5509.

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  44. Paul says

    Your advisors need to stop giving scripted answers and looking up the information on the questions asked.

    I have seen numerous people ask about a case for your Z 10 Max (Z2650CC) and all answers are the same:

    “Jacob at Consumer Cellular says
    NOVEMBER 1, 2020 AT 3:09 PM
    Hi Kim, thanks for your question. We do sell cases for the Zmax 10. These can be purchased by giving us a call at 800-686-4460 or by going online to your account here and click on the three horizontal lines next to where you see your phone and select to order the accessories.”

    I challenge you to fine any cases you carry for that phone. All you find with you follow those directions is a Boom Head piece, Car Charger, Wall Charger and a memory card.

    I feel you owe your loyalty customers that much – actually resurch the questions asked about a particular phone, because one answer does not fit all

    reply to Paul

    • Hi Paul, thanks for your post. It looks like the original answer was a few months ago so while we may have had our combo pack, which includes a case as well as a car charger at that time, it is no longer being offered as we get newer models in. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused if you’re looking for that case specifically. You can also look online to for other options as well if needed.

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  45. Melvin Ducharme says

    Where can I find a case for the Z6250CC phone

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  46. Brian says

    What Samsung phone does the Zmax10 compare to? Will it support a flashlight app.

    reply to Brian

  47. Brian Pawlak says

    What processor is used in zmax 10? I assume it is Mediatek, is it Helio A25 by chance?

    reply to Brian

  48. Robert A VanFleet says

    I have been a long time Consumer Cellular customer, love the customer service, and the connectivity, rarely have dropped calls and able to get service in most places. That’s all great, now here is where Consumer Cellular is lacking; the disclaimers that should come with the advertising of the phones and the cost of the phones are actually higher than other providers. An example is that most of the android phones are NOT compatible with syncing with hearing aids, something that a company that has a target consumer of greater than 50 years old. Also the ZTE ZMAX 10 phone should have multiple disclaimers as it is very lacking in numerous areas. Things that you only find out after using the phone for longer than the 30 day guarantee. If you’re looking for a minimalist smart phone then look no further, but if you need a phone that is comparable to an apple then keep looking.

    reply to Robert

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for taking the time to post, Robert. We certainly appreciate the feedback. Pricing on our phones generally matches the MSRP for the particular device, or what the cost would be from the manufacturer. If a different carrier is offering the same model at a different price, that is based on the agreement that company has with the manufacturer and their terms of service.

      On our website, all of our phones have the Hearing-Aid Compatibility (HAC) rating listed if you click “View Details”. The ZTE ZMax 10 in particular has an HAC rating of M3/T3. However, as with any third-party device, we cannot guarantee compatibility with all hearing aid devices. If there are ever any questions about our devices, we’re always happy to help if you give us a call at 888-345-5509 or chat with us here.

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  49. Greg Holec says

    Worst experience with a cell phone EVER – ZTE ZMax10. I’m a CC customer and have been pleased with their service so far, except for this phone. Ordered 4 Aug 2021, received 6 Aug 2021.
    Phone worked well for a few weeks and then the ringtone and notification sounds stopped working. Rebooted the phone, all was good for a few hours. Then I missed some phone calls because the ringtone did not sound. Checked all sounds levels, nothing had changed, phone was NOT in Airplane mode or in Do Not Disturb mode.
    Contacted CC support via chat, explained issue. CC support suggested that a factory reset would resolve the issue. IT DID NOT. Contacted CC support on 22 Sep 2021. Waste of time, support rep simply would not listen to me when I said I had spent hours troubleshooting the issue and I have 40+ years of troubleshooting skills. I was told a factory reset was required before returning the phone. Performed ANOTHER factory reset, same sound issues. Contacted CC support on 23 Sep 2021 and was informed that the phone CANNOT be returned since it’s past the 30-day period and also that there is NO warranty on the phone. So I’m stuck with a $100 piece of junk and Consumer Cellular won’t back their “great customer support”. So now I’m using my previous phone and debating whether to change to another provider.

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  50. Carol Edwards says

    How do I use email? Whether I reply directly to an email or create one, I get a “failed” report. And, how do I use my Contacts list icon to send emails?

    reply to Carol

    • Hi Carol, thanks for your questions. If the phone isn’t able to send that email, there may be something going on with the email itself and I’d recommend removing the email from the phone and then sign back in to see if that helps it. Or, there could be something going on with data. We’d be happy to walk you through that process if you’d like to give us a call at 800-686-4460 or chat with one of our agents here for further assistance.

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  51. Dave Z says

    The “ZTE ZMax Pro” phone (not this phone, but a similar phone made by ZTE) has a “Gallery” app that allows you to organize your photos into albums, as described in this video: ( In your how-to-video for this phone (see the narrator shows a screen containing all the apps, and there does NOT appear to be a “Gallery” app. [Note that the “Gallery” app is entirely different from the Google “Photos” app. ] Is the ZTE “Gallery” app available for this phone (presumably in the Google Play Store)?

    reply to Dave

    • Hi Dave, thanks for your post. The ZMax Pro 10 should have a gallery app that is already installed for the phone. If you don’t see it listed, you can look in the app store for one to use, otherwise, using Google Photos is another great option since saving it there will allow for you to easily move and transfer those photos in the future.

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  52. Michael Marakovits says

    Would like to know if i can use ZMax 10 as a hotspot for useage with a standalone P.C. or a notebook computer. Presently i have a 4G Mobile Hotspot from Sprint that is connected to my computer which i can ONLY use for the internet. I only get 4 GB of data for 40.00, and i figured if i can get a 10 GB plan for 40.00/mth. from Consumer Cellular, and use it for both cellphone use and also for my internet use, then this should work for me. My biggest question is will the ZMax 10 configured as a hotspot be fast enough to download videos and large amounts of data to my Home computer?

    reply to Michael

  53. Anna Matravers says

    is the zmax 10 capable of doing online banking? Cannot set up and wondering if there is a lacking of capacity somewhere.

    reply to Anna

    • Hi Anna, thanks for your question. While the phone can download apps in the app store, we can’t guarantee compatibility for all features. If you’re having trouble with service at all, such as the data connection or short codes, give us a call at 800-686-4460 or chat with one of our agents here.

      reply to Jacob

  54. Emily L Pombo says

    If this phone works with the 5G changes and it is 4G why won’t my 4G smart phone work????

    reply to Emily

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Emily, for a 4G phone to work it must be VoLTE-capable, and compatible with our service. Not all 4G phones have VoLTE, and not all that do have VoLTE are compatible with our service.

      reply to Nicole

  55. Nick willoughby says

    I have the zmax 10. I am having trouble signing in to my accounts like my va. What could be the trouble? I have consumer cellular.

    reply to Nick

  56. Dave says

    Can you add additional screens to home screen on this Z Max 10 phone for additional occasionally but less used apps?

    reply to Dave

  57. Denise Lyles says

    How much is the phone ?

    reply to Denise

  58. angela erhard says

    I am in my 80ies and want a very easy phone to use…Thinking of a zmax 10. I know this sounds crazy, but I use my cell part very seldom and am mostly interested in getting audio driving directions and being able to post pictures to Facebook and craigs list… Is it possible with this phone and is it easy to use?
    Thanks, Angela

    reply to angela

    • Hi Angela, those are some great questions! That phone can do those things and more. It’s a simple to use phone and if you’d like, you can take a look at some of our how-to videos and the manual ahead of time to see if this is a good fit for you. You can find them on our website here. Just let us know if there are any questions!

      reply to Jacob

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