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Consumer Cellular Extends Relationship with AARP

Affordable, Contract Free Cellular Company Remains Exclusive Wireless Provider to AARP Members
PORTLAND, Ore. — Monday, July 12, 2010

Consumer Cellular (, a national provider of wireless phones and services, has extended its relationship with AARP and will remain the exclusive wireless provider for the national organization’s millions of members through at least August 2011.

Following a thorough vetting process of wireless solutions companies more than two years ago, Consumer Cellular was initially selected to provide discounted wireless services to AARP members.

“Consumer Cellular makes affordable plans and phones with flexible terms available to AARP members,” said John Wider, CEO of AARP Services, Inc., AARP’s wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary. “We have been very happy with the relationship and are pleased to extend the agreement with Consumer Cellular.”

Consumer Cellular’s affordable, simple wireless solutions are offered without long-term contracts or early termination fees. Rates start at only $10 a month and are ideal for AARP members who want the convenience of cellular service without paying high rates for unused features. AARP members can also take advantage of additional benefits including:

  • 5% off monthly rates
  • 30% discount on select accessories
  • Extended risk-free guarantee (45 days or 45 minutes of use, instead of 30 days/minutes)

“Our offer to AARP members has been important to Consumer Cellular from the beginning,” said Consumer Cellular CEO John Marick. “The extension of our relationship with AARP means that members can continue to enjoy wireless service with confidence through simple, low-cost phones and plans, without having to sign an intimidating contract.”

To learn more about Consumer Cellular and its offering to AARP members, please visit:

About Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular, the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members, was founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service. The company provides its customers with simple, affordable cell phones and calling plans, guaranteed satisfaction and top-ranked customer support staff all located within the United States. Plus, Consumer Cellular customers never have to sign a long-term contract in order to start service.

The Portland, Ore.-based company is privately held and utilizes the nation’s largest voice and data network, covering more than 296 million people—or 97 percent of the U.S. population. As one of the nation’s leading wireless wholesalers, Consumer Cellular is able to purchase wireless service in large volumes, providing its customers with the best of both worlds: great low rates and the best cellular network available. For more information: visit or call (800) 686-4460.

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world’s largest-circulation magazine with over 35.7 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP’s millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

About AARP Services, Inc.
AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long-term care insurance. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies. In 2005, AARP Services founded AARP Financial Inc., a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary that provides access to proprietary investment products and services, including mutual funds and financial guidance, designed to meet the needs of investors at any life stage.

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