Consumer Cellular / Useless in Populated Areas
Once a thrifty option for people who don't jabber on the phone all day or don't text and stuff, this outfit's signals have deteriorated to the point where if you live in a populated area, you'll have lousy - if not non-existent reception.
I for one, refuse to pay oodles of money for phone service. I don't talk for hours, on the phone; couldn't care less about texting (whatever that is - I'm not a 13 year old girl). I just want a phone that works. Over the past couple years, the signal strength on this service in any area with more then 200, 000 people is too weak and discontinuous, and your phone calls just get cut off.
My advice: get a land line with your cable company with a bundle and rebate. Or find another cell provider that will give good reception in your area - that means you have to ask people in your area if their phone service works or not.
Cell phone reception has undergone the way of broadband...too much stuff going over the lines cuts off other signals. With all this iPod stufff etc., the cell towers are now overloaded and companies like Consumer Cellular who use hindt$t signal space are now useless.
Oh...and the phone they replaced my stolen one with is the worst piece of junk I've seen in years.
Best case scenario: have some children, friends and familly; and then load yourself on one of those "F&F" plans - or just go landline. Just remember, unliss you live in some desolate rural area, Consumer Cellular has become useless.
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