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Consumer Cellular

July 19, 2016 09:00 ET

Consumer Cellular Announces New Partnerships With Samsung and Alcatel

Top Rated Wireless Carrier Adds Four New Devices Including the Samsung Galaxy J3 and Alcatel Pop 3 LTE

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Jul 19, 2016) -  Consumer Cellular, the mobile carrier with the highest overall customer satisfaction according to Nielsen Mobile Insights, has added four new phones to its lineup. The devices include the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016), Alcatel Pop 3 (5.5") LTE, ZTE Avid 828 and Consumer Cellular 101. The phones are available through the Consumer Cellular website and customer call centers, as well as through national retail partners, Sears and Target.

"Samsung is a top player in the world of electronics and technology," said John Marick, CEO of Consumer Cellular. "Our customers have been requesting Samsung phone options so we are thrilled to add this high quality phone to our smartphone line-up. We look forward to the possibility of even more Samsung devices in the future."

The addition of the Alcatel Pop 3 LTE represents another new partnership for Consumer Cellular., "As the fourth largest mobile phone manufacturer in North America -- and with its heritage of producing high-quality and high-performing mobile technology -- Alcatel's products fit perfectly with our array of devices. The Alcatel Pop 3 LTE, in addition to the recently added ZTE Avid 828, nicely rounds out our smartphone offerings."

Recent additions to the Consumer Cellular mobile device portfolio include:

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

  • Price: $125
  • Android™ 6.0 operating system
  • 4G LTE capable
  • 1.3GHz quad-core processor
  • 5" HD super AMOLED display
  • 5MP camera, digital zoom (4x)
  • Simple "Easy Mode" option
  • 1080p HD video
  • Front-facing camera for video chat
  • 16GB internal memory
  • Bluetooth® wireless connectivity
  • Hearing-aid compatible: M3/T4
  • Talk time: Up to 22 hours
  • Weight: 4.9 oz
  • Dimensions: 5.60" x 2.80" x 0.31"

The Alcatel Pop 3 (5.5") LTE

  • Price: $100
  • Android™ 5.1 operating system
  • 4G LTE capable
  • 1.1GHz quad-core processor
  • 5.5", 1280 x 720 pixel display
  • 5MP camera, digital zoom (2x)
  • 720p HD video
  • Front-facing camera for video chat
  • 8GB internal memory
  • FM radio compatible
  • Bluetooth® wireless connectivity
  • Hearing-aid compatible: M4/T3
  • Talk time: Up to 30 hours
  • Weight: 6.1 oz
  • Dimensions: 5.98" x 3.06" x 0.37"

ZTE Avid 828

  • Price: $70
  • Android™ 5.1 operating system
  • 4G LTE capable
  • 1.1GHz quad-core processor
  • 5", 854 x 480 pixel display
  • 5MP camera, digital zoom (4x)
  • Front-facing camera for video chat
  • 720p HD video
  • 8GB internal memory
  • MP3 music player
  • Bluetooth® wireless connectivity
  • Hearing-aid compatible: M3/T3
  • Talk time: Up to 6 hours
  • Weight: 5.11 oz
  • Dimensions: 5.71" x 2.87" x 0.43"

Consumer Cellular 101

  • Price: $30
  • External caller ID display
  • 2MP camera, digital zoom
  • 2.4", 320 x 240 pixel display
  • 128MB internal memory
  • FM radio compatible
  • Calendar & contacts app
  • MP3 music player
  • Supports up to 32GB microSD™
  • Bluetooth® wireless connectivity
  • Hearing-aid compatible: M4/T4
  • Talk time: 4.5 hours
  • Standby time: 16.6 days
  • Weight: 3.7 oz
  • Dimensions: 4.10" x 2.06" x 0.68"

For more information or to purchase any of these devices, please visit ConsumerCellular.com or call (888) 345-5509.

About Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular is a top-rated wireless carrier that provides no-contract cellphones and service plans primarily to those 50+. The company has been an AARP provider since 2008 and offers AARP members special discounts on service. Founded more than 20 years ago 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 1,500 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company utilizes the nation's largest voice and data networks, which covers more than 300 million people - or 99 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Cellular's wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Target and Sears as well as direct to consumers at ConsumerCellular.com or (888) 345-5509. The company has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for seven years in a row and has the highest overall customer satisfaction of all mobile carriers, based on Nielsen Mobile Insights survey data during all four quarters for 2015 and Q1, 2016. For cellphone tutorials, features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.

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