Saturday, July 28, 2018

Consumer Cellular

8:45 am:
This morning I have begun a changeover for cellular service from T-Mobile to Consumer Cellular.

Consumer Cellular was recommended to me in a couple of comment by Readers. Thank you for that!



Hi Everybody:
A lot of stuff has happened since our 8:45 am Blog post. It is now 8:03 pm and we are in West Yellowstone Montana. 

I'm kinda tired. Maybe later on, we'll get our act together




3:28 pm:
Lower Falls Parking Area
We have just arrived here. Luckily, a place to park opened up for the Scampy Team!

George is beyond exhausted! After George got Baby Boid into Scampy, he collapsed on to one of the bench seats. George did not move for almost 15-minutes while waiting for a tiny bit of his energy to return.


3:55 pm:
Lower Falls of the Yellowstone
Little iPhone and George






Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 6,673 feet



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24 comments:

  1. Doesn’t Consumer Cellular use ATT and T-Mobile networks?
    Bill

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Yes, I believe that your are correct!

      George

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  2. They partner with AARP if you're a member. You should get a discount.

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    1. Hi Don,

      That's right! A 5% discount.

      George

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  3. George, I'm concerned you won't be happy with the network coverage that Consumer Cellular has.

    Being connected is so much a part of your life style that you may want to reconsider some of the things that ruffle your tail feathers about various cell carriers. Network reliability seems that it ought to be at the top of your "must have" list, with price and other factors second.

    You might want to spend some time on the Howard Forums that have a sub forum for each carrier.

    Most people do not have a serious issues with Verizon or they wouldn't have the market share they have. They're network is generally considered to be the best.

    Good luck with your new carrier. I doubt that people who travel extensively recommended them. Who knows, it may work for you.

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    1. Hi Bob,

      Please wait until I changeover to Consumer Cellular.

      I'll be sure to Blog about how it goes.

      George

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  4. One final thought George. Over the years you've taken the advice of your readers on many occasions.

    In the future you might want to mention what you're considering and see what kind of input you get from your readers and consider it before you make a decision.

    I've never been a big fan of management theories but a key point of one is that, "all of us are smarter than some of us."

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  5. At least it sounds like it has the same att coverage
    The only downside is they consumer rating review is not very high

    After AT&T's merger with BellSouth Corporation, Consumer Cellular re-negotiated its contract with AT&T to allow national coverage through its network. In 2008,

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    1. Hi Ed,

      In addition to your comment, I will be doing my business thru Consumer Cellular. Not AT&T.

      I threw my AT&T MiFi away because I became frustrated with AT&T's games with claiming that all my data had been used.

      I do not trust Verizon or AT&T.

      George

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  6. Good call! Best cell provider in the nation!

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  7. George, I meant to tell you that within the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park (when I was there in 2012), there was no cell service except in the hotels located in the area around Old Faithful Geyser. I have no idea why, but it sure ticked off a lot of campers. I asked a Park Ranger why the park did not have cell service, and he said it would be too disruptive in the park with people driving and using a cell at the same time. He did say he had private cell at the rangers office.

    Also, if I remember correctly, we did not have cell service in the Tetons National Park, not until we arrived in the little town of Jackson.

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    1. Hi Dee,

      Yes, you are correct about cellular service within Yellowstone Park.

      I was OK with that lack of service. The thing that got to me that when I was exiting Yellowstone Park and driving toward West Yellowstone, I became involved with a huge traffic jam!

      I remain stopped in that traffic jam for three hours before reaching West Yellowstone!!

      George

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    2. Yes, we also had those traffic jams; it's just a fact of life in Yellowstone. As you know, the speed limits in the park are very low because of the high odds that animals will be crossing the roads and people stop to see them and take pictures of them. Also, traffic backed up for us when a park ranger was directing traffic into a parking lot for those people who wanted to see the "painted pots." One thing I learned was to get into the park early and be prepared to have the patience of Job (like in the Bible). And, of course, fill up the gas tank and carry plenty of water, fruit, and sandwiches with me.

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  8. P.S. The town of West Yellowstone (which is where I think you are) is a good place to restock your groceries (and maybe as a home base); there is very little for groceries inside the park, and what is available is sky high in price.

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    1. Hi Dee,

      Yes, you are right about that. I'll be going to restock groceries this morning!

      George

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  9. Fortunately, there's no contractual obligations and he can use his present equipment, so little to lose by trying. I agree though that there's a reason why the big carrier in the #1 seat is there and that standing on principle is cutting off your nose to spite your face. Also, George has shown us in the past that he gets a bit impulsive and makes decisions he regrets later. Having said all that, I admire him greatly and follow him religiously as one of my inspirations.

    Joe

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  10. Hi George . Im a bit concerned about you running out of energy and collapsing on the bench. is this what happened when you slept through the intense heat last week ?

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    1. Hi Ray,

      Thank you for being concerned for my running out of energy.

      I did drive almost 200 miles yesterday. That distance is too much for me.

      I must take time to plan my daily trips much better than I have been doing lately.

      George

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  11. Hi George . Im a bit concerned about you running out of energy and collapsing on the bench. is this what happened when you slept through the intense heat last week ?

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  12. Maybe I misunderstood, but I thought I remembered you running out of 50 and 70 GB of data? Would the biggest Consumer Cellular plan for 10GB of data be enough for you?

    Here's what Consumer Cellular says about plans.

    https://www.consumercellular.com/Help/plans-and-usage/96

    Question:
    What happens if I exceed the maximum plan?

    Answer:
    "Our biggest plan offers 10GB of data. Once you have exceeded the 10GB maximum, you will be billed an additional $5 for each extra GB used. You may also experience slower data speeds after 10GB of use.

    The maximum amount of data available in any billing cycle is 18GB. If you do reach this amount, your data use will be suspended until the next billing cycle starts.

    To conserve data and avoid reduced speeds, we recommend connecting to a Wi-Fi network whenever possible."

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  13. Maybe I misunderstood, but I thought I remembered you running out of 50 and 70 GB of data? Would the biggest Consumer Cellular plan for 10GB of data be enough for you?

    Here's what Consumer Cellular says about plans.

    https://www.consumercellular.com/Help/plans-and-usage/96

    Question:
    What happens if I exceed the maximum plan?

    Answer:
    "Our biggest plan offers 10GB of data. Once you have exceeded the 10GB maximum, you will be billed an additional $5 for each extra GB used. You may also experience slower data speeds after 10GB of use.

    The maximum amount of data available in any billing cycle is 18GB. If you do reach this amount, your data use will be suspended until the next billing cycle starts.

    To conserve data and avoid reduced speeds, we recommend connecting to a Wi-Fi network whenever possible."

    ReplyDelete

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