It Started with A Simple Idea
Consumer Cellular has grown from humble beginnings as a small startup company in the Pacific Northwest to being a respected nationwide leader in the wireless industry by staying true to our core values of affordability backed by great service.
In October 1995, with the fledgling wireless industry serving primarily business users and a few early adopters of cellular technology, co-founders John Marick and Greg Pryor launched Consumer Cellular with a vision of making the convenience and safety of cellphones accessible—and affordable—for everyone. At the end of that year, the company had a whopping 40 customers in service!
More than 25 years later, we’re the wireless provider of choice to more than four million subscribers nationwide. We remain 100% U.S. based, and have been recognized for providing the best customer experience in the business in independent surveys conducted by J.D. Power, Consumer Reports, PC Magazine and others.