PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2012) - Consumer Cellular, the number one rated cellphone service provider in the U.S. and the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members, has announced the launch of portable memory chips, known as SIM cards, giving both existing and potential customers the opportunity to utilize their current phones with Consumer Cellular service plans. The Consumer Cellular SIM card can be used within unlocked GSM phones -- including the popular Apple iPhone, phones previously used with AT&T, and Consumer Cellular phones. SIM cards are now available online www.consumercellular.com/Info/Phones and at participating RadioShack franchise locations.
"What we like most about this offering is that it gives more people access to our affordable, no contract cellphone plans," said John Marick, CEO of Consumer Cellular.
The SIM cards will cost $10 at participating RadioShack franchise locations. After retail customers activate service, they will receive a $10 credit on their first invoice, offsetting the price of the card. Consumers can also access and activate the SIM cards free of charge online at www.ConsumerCellular.com or by calling Consumer Cellular Customer Service at 888-213-5349. For an online tutorial on how to install the SIM card into a variety of phones types, consumers are encouraged to visit the company's YouTube page.
Additional Consumer Cellular phones and accessories can be purchased online at http://www.consumercellular.com/Info/Phones or by calling 800-686-4460.
About Consumer Cellular
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 400 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 cellphones 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 three years in a row. For cellphone tutorials, features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on Facebook.com/consumercellular, Twitter.com/consumer_cell and YouTube.com/consumercellular.