Consumer Cellular is the One Stop Shop For Cell Phone Shoppers On Cyber Monday
Wireless Company Makes Available Touchscreen Phone
Portland, Ore. — Monday, November 29, 2010

Consumer Cellular (, the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members, has added its first touchscreen cell phone – the Samsung A697 -to the company's product lineup.

"Our customers have been asking for a touchscreen phone, and it is important to us that we meet their needs. That's why we're adding the Samsung A697 to our product lineup," said Consumer Cellular CEO, John Marick. "The Samsung A697 is a great addition for our customers who would like the opportunity to use a more advanced device that still provides easy-to-use features and low monthly payments."

The Samsung A697 features:

  • 3" touchscreen display
  • User-friendly interface allowing easy menu navigation
  • Bluetooth capability
  • 2.0 megapixel digital camera
  • Text, video, and email messaging
  • Full touch keyboard
  • Built-in music player
  • Speakerphone
  • Up to 5 hours of talk time

Available for $60 plus a $35 activation fee, the Samsung A697 touchscreen cell phone can be purchased at

Customers who purchase a Samsung A697 before Dec. 31 can also take advantage of Consumer Cellular's "Double the Free Minutes for the First Three Months" promotion. This offer applies to new subscribers and all current customers who add a new line of service to an existing account now through the end of the year. For example, an existing customer who activates a new line of service on Dec. 1, 2010 and selects the Anywhere 500 plan will receive 1000 free minutes until April 1, 2011.

For more information about the Samsung A697, "Double the Free Minutes," and Consumer Cellular's budget-friendly, no-contract plans, 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.

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