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Consumer Cellular Launches Data Services Plans for Limited Cell Users and Seniors

AARP's Exclusive Wirless Provider Adds 'Wireless Web' Feature

Portland, Ore.—March 13, 2009

Consumer Cellular, AARP’s exclusive wireless provider, now offers data services plans for new and existing customers. With its new Wireless Web feature, Consumer Cellular customers, many of whom are limited cell phone users, will be able to send picture messages, check news from their phones, as well as download ringtones, wallpaper images, screen savers and games.

“Many of our customers want simple, easy-to-use phones, but still seek messaging, convenient access to news highlights and the ability to customize their phones,” said Consumer Cellular CEO John Marick. “By utilizing the nation’s largest voice and data network, Consumer Cellular’s Wireless Web feature will satisfy our customers’ on-the-go information needs while maintaining our company’s focus on ease of use.”

Data Services Options

Text and photo messaging: With Consumer Cellular’s messaging service, customers can send and receive both text and photo messages. Messaging service is available on a pay-per-use basis or packages can be purchased to reduce the cost for individuals planning to use the service regularly.

Wireless Web: Consumer Cellular’s Wireless Web service allow customers to access news (CNN and USA Today), financial information, entertainment stories, sports highlights and weather updates from their phone, as well as ringtones, wallpaper images and games. Billing is based on the amount of data transferred and several packages are available to meet various usage needs. Purchased content is charged separately.

*Not all Consumer Cellular phone models are compatible with picture messaging and Wireless Web services. Please reference Consumer Cellular Web site for additional information:

About Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular, the exclusive wireless provider for AARP, was founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service. The company provides its customers with simple, affordable cell phones and calling plans, guaranteed satisfaction and top-ranked customer support staff all located within the United States. Plus, Consumer Cellular customers never have to sign a long-term contract in order to start service.

The Portland, Ore.-based company is privately held and utilizes the nation's largest voice and data network, covering more than 296 million people - or 97 percent of the U.S. population. As one of the nation's leading wireless wholesalers, Consumer Cellular is able to purchase wireless service in large volumes, providing its customers with the best of both worlds: great low rates and the best cellular network available. For more information: or call 800-686-4460.

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