Our service is carried on two of the nation’s largest voice and data networks, and reaches 99% of the U.S. population. That means from coast-to-coast, and from north-to-south, you can rely on connecting with Consumer Cellular pretty much anywhere you go.
Check near the top of the home page on your cellphone. If you’re connected to our network, you’ll see either the words “CC Network,” or just “CC”, depending on the device. You’ll also find signal strength indicators here, usually appearing as bars, which tell you how powerful the signal strength is in your location. Generally, these will range from zero bars (no service) to, depending on the type of device, four or five bars (very strong service).
The strength of the signal is impacted by many factors, which are not unique to our networks but instead impact wireless signals from any carrier. You may experience “gaps” in service (meaning low, or no, signal strength) due to things like terrain, weather, buildings, construction, high-usage periods, or other technical constraints. If you’re driving through a tunnel, for instance, the high frequencies used by wireless signals simply aren’t able to reach you consistently. The shape and depth of the tunnel, and the things in and around you all interfere with the signal’s ability to connect with your device.
In addition, keep in mind that our wireless coverage does not work outside the country unless you first enable international roaming, which allows you in some cases to connect using international networks. If you’re planning to travel outside the U.S., be sure to refer to our FAQ on international roaming to make sure you have the service you need while abroad.
For a comprehensive look of our wireless network coverage, use the coverage map on our homepage. Simply type in your zip code to view the coverage you’ll receive in your area. You can also use the map to check our coverage for places you’re planning to visit—and even along your route there. As you’ll see, we’ve got you covered across all 50 states!