PORTLAND, Ore. — Consumer Cellular (www.consumercellular.com), the number-one rated cellphone service for the third consecutive year, just celebrated its 5th anniversary of providing exclusive cellular service discounts to AARP members. The successful affiliation with AARP has been a key contributor to Consumer Cellular’s rapid growth over the past five years. The company is now approaching 1.25 million lines of service – of which, more than 800,000 are AARP members – and has seen revenues grow from $64M in 2008 to a projected $335M in 2013.
“Consumers over 50 are a very important part of our business and make up the majority of our subscriber base,” said Consumer Cellular CEO John Marick. “We are passionate about providing flexible wireless options tailored to fit the changing needs and lifestyles of the 50+ market, and our relationship with AARP allows us to communicate with these customers directly to offer significant value in meaningful ways. We’ve become one of AARP’s fastest growing member benefit providers over the last five years, and we look forward to even more success in the years to come.”
Consumer Cellular’s focus on adults 50+ looking for greater flexibility and control beyond typical prepaid and post-paid wireless plans has made its offers for AARP members an ideal fit. Consumer Cellular gains exposure to nearly 37 million AARP members through many association channels, including new member packets, direct marketing opportunities and placement in the provider pavilion at the AARP bi-annual Life@50+ National Event and Expo.
To learn more about benefits that AARP members receive as Consumer Cellular customers, please visit https://www.consumercellular.com/Info/AARPDiscounts.
About Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular is the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members and a top-rated carrier that provides no-contract cellphones and service plans to those 50+. Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular is privately held with more than 850 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company utilizes the nation’s largest voice and data network, covering more than 296 million people – or 97 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Cellular’s wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Sears and RadioShack dealer franchise locations, as well as direct to consumers atwww.consumercellular.com or 800-686-4460. The company has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for four years in a row. For cellphone tutorials, features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more atwww.aarp.org.
About AARP Services, Inc.
AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long term care insurance. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.