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Motorola Moto G is added to the Consumer Cellular line-up

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Motorola Moto G is added to the Consumer Cellular line-up
Normally, when you think about Consumer Cellular, you think about cheap non-descript cellphones being used by the elderly, or those down on their luck who still need to stay connected. That is the image that the carrier advertises on television. Because of the carrier's relationship with AARP that features cheap air time and low cost featurephones, you might consider the company to be an altruistic firm, in business for the good of mankind. But that is not the case. Just like any carrier, Consumer Cellular is in the business to make profits.

Today, the carrier added the Motorola Moto G to its line-up, priced at $149.99. Those two brothers who were so amazed with their featurephone in Consumer Cellular's 2012 commercial, would have their minds blown by the quad-core processor and 4.5 inch screen. Even more surprising, did you know that you could buy the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c from the mobile operator? And no, there is no great bargain here either. The iPhone 5s is $150 down, with 20 installment payments of $25 each due each month. That works out to a price of $650, or $1 more than Apple charges for the phone. The iPhone 5c is $100 down with 18 monthly payments of $25 due, which works out to $550.

6000 voice minutes, 15,000 texts and 2.5GB of data will cost you $90 a month. While Consumer Cellular can handle power users, it is obviously a expensive proposition. The carrier is more suited for the kind of people it features in its ads. For example, 200 minutes of voice with 200 texts and 20MB of data is $12.50 a month. And a cheap flip phone with a 2MP camera and an MP3 player is just $35.

Consumer Cellular also expanded its presence in 750 Sears stores for the third time since the two shook hands on a deal in 2011. Now, Consumer Cellular will have more space inside these Sears locations, with larger banners and more display room to show off a wider selection of smartphones.


source: ConsumerCellular (1), (2) via AndroidGuys

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posted on 05 May 2014, 20:21

1. corporateJP (Posts: 1520; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


LOL...it's despicable to rob the elderly.

$90/month for less than you get on Aio/New Cricket or Straight Talk for half the price?

Wow.

These people have great flip-phone plans for light users, but they're not smartphone friendly.

That much better...I don't need the headache of my grandma walking around with a Moto G...

posted on 05 May 2014, 21:26

3. fzacek (Posts: 1247; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Yes, but it'll only cost you like $12.50 for the amount of service that the average elder needs. You can't get that at Aio/New Cricket or Straight Talk...

posted on 06 May 2014, 11:33

7. corporateJP (Posts: 1520; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Exactly what I said, you just didn't see it right.

Consumer Cellular is great for people that DON'T want a smartphone and want low amounts of minutes and text on a feature phone. It is HORRIBLE for somebody who wants a smartphone due to the high price, low amount of data, and hard cap on said data.

posted on 05 May 2014, 20:28

2. palmguy (Posts: 217; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


Exciting! :) Zzzzzzzzz

posted on 05 May 2014, 21:53 1

4. AJagtiani (Posts: 357; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Moto G is an overrated phone. Lumia 630/635 is better.

posted on 06 May 2014, 01:02 4

5. hurrycanger (Posts: 792; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Lumia 630/635 is better? Yea.... sure...

posted on 06 May 2014, 02:22 5

6. tech2 (Posts: 1790; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Of course 630 is better......

Because it doesn't have a front cam - Who needs a selfie ?

Because it lacks a back camera flash - Get a powerful torch for $10

Because it doesn't have a HD screen - So that you can see and appreciate every pixel

Because it doesn't have a water proof coating - So that you don't use ur phone in toilets.

Because it has a poor app eco-system - So that you concentrate on your work and not get distracted by all the awesome apps on your phone.

posted on 06 May 2014, 12:24

8. magnanimus (Posts: 219; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Oh come on now. The Moto G doesn't have big quadrilateral icon buttons. Get with the latest trend. :P

posted on 06 May 2014, 19:56

11. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1719; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Troll detected!

posted on 06 May 2014, 16:43

9. sprockkets (Posts: 1084; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Troll harder next time

posted on 06 May 2014, 17:30

10. Totse2k15 (Posts: 214; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Will be getting the Boost Moto G this Sat, and flash it to Pageplus in weeks. $99.99 for an overall nice performance/design/KitKat, etc., can't beat that.

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