2. Consumer Cellular - No Overage Charges
What We Like Most:
- Plans Start at $20 per Month
- Change Your Plan at Any Time
- U.S.-Based Customer Service
- Discounts for AARP Members
Cost: $15 per month for talk-only; $20 per month for unlimited talk and text; $50 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data
Consumer Cellular primarily caters to the 55+ market, providing flexible cell phone plans that don’t break the bank. With Consumer Cellular, customers can change their plans whenever they want, with no added fees or long-term contracts.
In terms of phones, Consumer Cellular has a wide range of flip phones and smartphones available, or you can simply use your existing unlocked phone by ordering a free Consumer Cellular SIM card. And we’re happy to report that through Consumer Cellular, you can purchase the latest models from Apple, Samsung, and Motorola.
To choose a plan from Consumer Cellular, you have three options, all of which include unlimited talk and text. These plans start at $20 for 1GB of data and go all the way up to $50 per month for unlimited data. Additional lines, however, only cost an extra $15. So while one line with unlimited data would cost $50, two lines would cost $65.
Consumer Cellular is also one of the few networks to offer a talk-only plan. While not advertised on their website, you can contact Consumer Cellular directly to subscribe to this plan, which comes with 300 minutes per month for $15––a great option for those who only need a phone for calls.
Additionally, Consumer Cellular now offers a special discounted plan for AARP members. With this plan, AARP members can get two lines with unlimited talk, text, and data for $27.50 each, making this option equally affordable as T-Mobile’s senior plans.
To learn more about this provider, read our Consumer Cellular review.
- Discounts for AARP members
- Apple, Samsung, and Motorola phones available
- Plans from $20 per month
- No overage charges
- Unlimited data costs $60 per month for one line
- International call fees