Purchasing the Iris Connect
The Iris Connect is currently available from a variety of brick-and-mortar locations like Target and Walmart; however, I purchased the phone from Consumer Cellular’s website. The phone cost me $89, plus $12 for shipping. Prices are similar if you decide to purchase the phone in-store.
I also appreciated that Consumer Cellular did not charge any unexpected “activation” fees. The phone, shipping, and my first month of service were all I had to pay for. Compare this to Lively, who, when I purchased their Jitterbug Smart4, charged me an additional $25 to activate the phone — even though I activated the phone myself online.
Iris Connect Plans
One of the best things about the Iris Connect is its compatibility with Consumer Cellular’s affordable plans. Starting at $20 per month for unlimited talk and texts, and 1GB of data, these are some of the most affordable wireless deals around. Additionally, no matter which plan you choose, additional lines only cost $15 each per month.
Consumer Cellular Plans
*Consumer Cellular will throttle your data speeds after 50GB are used in a given month.
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While Consumer Cellular does offer plans with greater data amounts, I opted for the 1GB data plan. Additionally, the Iris Connect supports Wi-Fi, so when I used the internet in my home, I didn’t use up any of my data allowance.
In terms of pricing, one thing to note with Consumer Cellular is that their monthly prices, as stated on their website, include the discount for enrolling in the auto-pay option. With auto-pay enabled, your method of payment will automatically be charged each month.
If you opt out of the auto-pay option, then your monthly bill will be $5 higher, no matter which plan you choose.
To learn more about Consumer Cellular plans, read our guide to Consumer Cellular Plans for Seniors.