Consumer Cellular vs. T-Mobile: Plans and Costs
Overall, Consumer Cellular’s plans are more affordable than T-Mobile’s, regardless of age. For a plan with unlimited talk, you’ll pay $15 per month. For a plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text, and 1 GB of data, you’ll pay $20 per month.
With greater data allowances, however, come sharply higher prices. A plan with 10 GB of data will cost $35 per month, and one with unlimited data will cost $50 per month. That said, no matter which plan you choose, additional lines only cost $15 each. So while $50 per month may seem steep for unlimited data, two lines would only cost $65, or $32.50 each.
T-Mobile’s plans will cost a bit more. All of their plans come with unlimited talk, text, and data, and their most affordable plan, Essentials, costs $60 per month for one line. Adding additional lines comes with steep discounts. On the Essentials plan, two lines will cost $90 ($45 each), and four lines will cost $105 ($26.25 each).
Both Consumer Cellular and T-Mobile offer plans for seniors; however, the two plans differ slightly in terms of eligibility and features.
Consumer Cellular offers one senior plan, and it includes two lines of unlimited talk, text, and data for $55 per month ($27.50 per line). To be eligible for this plan, you must purchase two lines and be a member of AARP.
T-Mobile offers several different senior plans, all of which include unlimited talk, text, and data. To be eligible for these plans, a person must be 55 or older, and to get the best deals, you’ll want to purchase more than one line. For example, their Essentials 55 plan costs $45 per month for one line and $55 per month for two lines.
To learn more about T-Mobile’s 55+ plans, read our guide to T-Mobile's senior plans.