Consumer Cellular is the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members and a top-rated carrier that provides no-contract cellphones and service plans to those 50+. Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular is privately held with more than 800 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company utilizes the nation’s largest voice and data network, covering more than 296 million people – or 97 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Cellular’s wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Sears and RadioShack dealer franchise locations, as well as direct to consumers at www.consumercellular.com or 800-686-4460. The company has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for four years in a row.
In the 2010 Consumer Reports no-contract cell phone service rating, Consumer Cellular’s overall score was 87 out of 100. This was the top spot in a summary of six competing companies surveyed, in the “no-contract cell service” category.
In 2011, Consumer Reports rated Consumer Cellular higher than any other cell phone service provider with a score of 87 out of 100 in their annual satisfaction survey. Consumer Reports also recognized Consumer Cellular as the best choice for basic phones and service.
In 2012 Consumer Cellular again received the top customer satisfaction ranking from Consumer Reports. – less