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Consumer Cellular Celebrates 1.5 Million Customer Milestone with $450,000 Non-Profit Donation

Consumer Cellular (www.consumercellular.com), the number one rated cellphone service for the fourth consecutive year and exclusive wireless provider for AARP members, has reached 1.5 million customers — noteworthy growth since reaching its 1 million customer achievement in early 2013. To mark the milestone, Consumer Cellular will donate $150,000 apiece to American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and Wounded Warrior Project, the three national charities selected by its employees.

“It’s been a momentous year and we couldn’t be more grateful for the loyal support of our customers, and the continued hard work of our dedicated employees,” said Consumer Cellular CEO John Marick. “Since this great success is due in large part to our employees’ unwavering commitment, it was important to us that our employees play a major role in selecting the three charities for our commemorative donation – we are very proud to make this contribution on behalf of our customers and employees.”

Selected exclusively by Consumer Cellular’s 1,000-plus employee base, American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Wounded Warrior Project will each receive $150,000 in celebration of the 1.5 million customer mark. This milestone and donation comes on the heels of the company reaching one million customers in February 2013, when the company split $1 million between its employees and five national charities.

Since 2005, Consumer Cellular has grown its customer base from 30,000 to 1.5 million, its revenue from $17 million to $354 million, and its workforce from 30 employees to more than 1,000.

Consumer Cellular continues its impressive growth trend, fueled by the company’s focus on an underserved market: adults over 50 who do not wish to be confined by long-term contracts or the rigidity of typical pre- and post-paid options. In contrast to other wireless providers, Consumer Cellular allows customers to switch plans at any time without penalty and provides phones and plans that are affordable, flexible and designed to fit their customers’ unique needs.

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 1,000 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company utilizes the nation’s largest voice and data network, which covers more than 300 million people – or 97 percent of the US population. Consumer Cellular’s wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Sears, Target and RadioShack dealer franchise locations, as well as direct to consumers at www.consumercellular.com or (888) 345-5509. The company has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for five years in a row and received the No. 1 rating in PC Magazine’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards survey. For cellphone tutorials, features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.

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