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Can I put my Consumer Cellular SIM card in another phone?

All-in-One SIM Card. With our FREE SIM card, you can connect a device you already own to Consumer Cellular service. To be activated on our service, your phone must be unlocked by your previous carrier, and be compatible with GSM network technology.

What do I do with my old phone when I get a new one?

APPLE iOS. You can back up your iPhone either wirelessly through iCloud or by plugging your phone into a computer and using iTunes. GOOGLE ANDROID. GIVE IT TO A RELATIVE OR A FRIEND. TRADE IT IN. SELL IT. KEEP IT. RECYCLE IT.

Which cellular network does Consumer Cellular use?

Consumer Cellular provides wireless service using network capacity from AT&T and T-Mobile and also resells AT&T wholesale wireless services to other virtual operators.

Can you just buy a phone from Consumer Cellular?

Consumer Cellular doesn't offer used phones, which means you'll end up paying more for your phone and service combined than you would with Tello. Tello operates on T-Mobile's network, with 5G data included at no additional charge.

Are Consumer Cellular phones unlocked?

Once your GSM phone is unlocked, the process of bringing it to Consumer Cellular's service is pretty straightforward. Just choose a monthly plan, and we ship our SIM card to you absolutely free! You can also pick one up your local Target store, or order online here.

Is Consumer Cellular shutting down 3G?

For example: Consumer Cellular uses AT&T or T-Mobile so their 3G device connectivity would end on February 22, 2022 or July 1, 2022. What happens to 3G phones after that date? Your phone will no longer be able to make phone calls. Apps and websites will not work over a cellular connection.

How can I switch my phone without losing everything?

Import and save data into new Android phone/tablet Connect your new Android phone with PC via USB cable; Allow the computer to access new Android phone; Move and copy old Android phone data such as contacts, SMS, photos or videos etc into new phone. Reboot PC and use old Android data on new phone without any problems.

Does taking out the SIM card delete everything?

No. SIM cards do not store data.

What is wrong with Consumer Cellular?

One of our biggest issues with Consumer Cellular is its unlimited data plan. The price is higher than what you'd pay other cell phone providers for unlimited data. For example, Visible Wireless offers a $40-a-month unlimited plan. And your unlimited data is technically only 35 GB of high-speed unlimited data.

Is Consumer Cellular leaving Target?

Consumer Cellular has been an approved AARP provider for over 10 years and offers AARP members special discounts on service. As an MVNO, it uses the networks of AT&T and T-Mobile. A Verizon spokesperson confirmed its postpaid service is leaving Target locations.

What company owns Consumer Cellular?

After a bidding war that involved Dish Network, Altice USA, Ultra Mobile, a group led by Boost Mobile founder Peter Adderton and others, Chicago private equity company GTCR has purchased Consumer Cellular for around $2.3 billion. Consumer Cellular is one of the country's biggest MVNOs with almost 4 million customers.

Does Consumer Cellular have a senior discount?

Consumer Cellular offers five percent off to anyone over 50 years old.

What is the easiest smartphone to use for seniors?

Jitterbug Smart3 from Lively – Best smartphone for seniors overall. REVVL V from T-Mobile – Most affordable smartphone for seniors. Moto G Power – Best smartphone battery life for seniors. iPhone 13 Pro from Verizon – Best Apple smartphone for seniors. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – Best Android smartphone for seniors.

Did Consumer Cellular raise their rates?

$55/month – PRICE CUT and DATA INCREASE, now includes 50GB of high-speed data before throttling, previously included 35GB. Was priced at $60/month.

Can I unlock my phone for free?

The first and best route is to go to the carrier. If you are eligible to unlock your phone, then it's completely free! The FCC says: "Participating providers may not charge existing or former customers additional fees to unlock a device if it is eligible to be unlocked.

Can I use an AT&T SIM card in a Consumer Cellular phone?

If you have an unlocked GSM phone, such as those previously used with AT&T or T-Mobile service, you can switch to Consumer Cellular's top-rated, no contract cellphone service AND keep your existing phone by using one of our SIM cards. It's simple, and easy to do.

Will Target Set Up My Consumer Cellular phone?

If you'd like to use your new cellphone right away, a store associate at Target can activate your phone so you'll be able to call, text and more when you leave the store. You can also choose to activate it yourself, whenever you're ready, simply by calling us at: 1-888-345-5509.

How can I tell if my phone is 3G or 4G?

On Android smartphones, go to settings > Network settings > mobile network. It should give you a dropdown menu of mobile standards such as 2G, 3G or LTE (4G). If you don't see 4G or LTE, then your smartphone doesn't support the standard.

Can I buy a new phone and just switch the SIM card?

You can often switch your SIM card to a different phone, provided the phone is unlocked (meaning, it is not tied to a particular carrier or device) and the new phone will accept the SIM card. All you need to do is remove the SIM from the phone it is in currently, then place it into the new unlocked phone.

Do you lose texts when switching phones?

If you buy a new phone, Google makes it easy to transfer most of your data, letting you pick up where you left off. However, text messages won't automatically be transferred to your new phone. So any important texts you have from family, friends, doctor offices, or other sources will be lost.