iPhone 5c And 5s Available To Consumer Cellular Customers

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Wireless phone carrier Consumer Cellular has announced a deal that will allow it to start carrying the new model iPhone 5c and 5s.

The Oregon-based mobile virtual network operator is a favorite among many seniors: offering limited-use and no-contract plans aimed at budget-minded customers.

Although the company made its name offering basic cellphones in the mid-1990s, the choice to offer the iPhones reflects how expectations at every age group have changed — with demand from even older customers for continuous email and Internet access.

“We really think this is going to be a huge step forward for us,” says Consumer Cellular co-founder and chief executive John Marick.

A 16GB iPhone 5s will cost customers $650 — beginning with with an up-front payment of $150, followed by $25 a month for the next 20 months.

Apple has been steadily expanding the list of companies able to offer iPhones: adding a number of regional carriers and prepaid or no-contract companies in recent times, including Virgin Mobile and Cricket Wireless this October.

  • Market_Mayhem

    I suppose most seniors would prefer larger displays due to poorer eyesight. I guess that’s why many people prefer those monstrous displays.

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