1. RazzBerry's Avatar
    So, Consumer Cellular tells me I may need special settings put on my BlackBerry Passport to receive data.
    I was wondering if anyone here has used Consumer Cellular and has any opinions.
    Thanks in advance!!
    03-09-15 06:07 PM
  2. RazzBerry's Avatar
    No one?
    I saw the OLD threads here about it but things can change and was hoping for some current thoughts!
    Please help.
    03-10-15 09:15 AM
  3. deremi's Avatar
    Isn't this CDMA? and based off of Sprint's network?
    If not then you are referring to just the APN setings.

    Ask for their Access Point Name
    03-10-15 09:24 AM
  4. deremi's Avatar
    By the way what are you paying and what are you getting? I see them targeting Senior citizens on their commercials.
    03-10-15 09:25 AM
  5. RazzBerry's Avatar
    It is not CDMA, it's GSM.
    That's not the issue and it is NOT just for seniors although they do offer additional discounts for seniors.
    What I am actually concerned about is the data settings.
    Used to be a big deal with BlackBerry phones and I ma hoping that has changed.
    My phone is unlocked, purchased from the ShopCrackberry site and the only question I have is about the data settings. Voice and text are not a concerned from what I understand.
    Thanks!
    03-10-15 09:31 AM
  6. RazzBerry's Avatar
    By the way what are you paying and what are you getting? I see them targeting Senior citizens on their commercials.
    Paying $80/month for unlimited talk and text and 3 GB data for 3 phones. A $100/month savings over Verizon and ATT and more data! That's why I want to try them.
    03-10-15 09:34 AM
  7. onlybuggin's Avatar
    I think they ride on att's network


    Posted via CB10
    03-10-15 09:36 AM
  8. RazzBerry's Avatar
    I think they ride on att's network


    Posted via CB10
    Yes, they ride on AT&T.
    That really isn't my question.

    My question specifically is:

    Has Consumer Cellular had difficulties with the DATA on BlackBerries RECENTLY?
    Thanks!
    03-10-15 09:39 AM
  9. deremi's Avatar
    You can try att's apn settings then.

    APN is for data.

    http://apn-settings.com/us/att-apn-settings/
    03-10-15 09:39 AM
  10. RazzBerry's Avatar
    Thanks but that's really not my question.
    Looking for actual USER feedback on Consumer Cellular service, especially the DATA.
    03-10-15 09:41 AM
  11. deremi's Avatar
    I guess you are the first. Rate is not bad. I don't see that rate advertised.

    Unless you are getting the discount I guess..
    I see $50 for unlimited talk +10 each additional line.
    So that would be $70 already just for talk.

    Sorry don't want to highjack your thread. Just trying to look out for better and cheaper services.
    03-10-15 09:46 AM
  12. RazzBerry's Avatar
    You have to select a data plan and then a talk plan and I'm not sure where you are but it is clearly noted on their site.
    I went over all this with the sales rep over the phone and must have asked him 4 times if I understood, he seemed to think I was understanding.
    They also allow you to upgrade the plan at any time without penalty to avoid overage charges. As well as allowing downgrading of plan at any time.
    And they send text message when you get close to your allowance so you don't go over with fees. I think that's pretty great and am anxious to try them.
    03-10-15 03:21 PM
  13. Warlack's Avatar
    So to answer you:

    What they most likely thought is that you also require a BIS plan like the old BBOS phones.

    You should be able to whizz around just like any other phone on their virtual network

    Posted via CB10
    03-10-15 03:39 PM
  14. RazzBerry's Avatar
    Well, can't get MMS or LTE to work and I have all set.

    I think I need an IP address and the one they gave me for proxy (proxy.mobile.att.net) isn't doing anything for me.
    03-12-15 09:33 PM
  15. Warlack's Avatar
    Consumer Cellular APN Settings for LTE Service

    Straight from level 2 support:

    These are for the Moto G LTE but should work on other LTE phones as well:

    Name: CCLTE
    APN: ccdata
    Proxy: <blank> (shows up as Not Set)
    Port: <blank> (shows up as Not Set)
    Username: <blank> (shows up as Not Set)
    Password: <blank> (shows up as Not Set)
    Server: <blank> (shows up as Not Set)
    MMSC: http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
    MMS Proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
    MMS Port: 80
    MCC: 10
    MNC: 410
    Authentication Type: None
    APN type: default,mms,agps,supl,fota
    APN Protocol: IPv4
    APN Roaming Protocol: IPv4
    APN enable/disable: APN enabled (not changeable)
    Bearer: Unspecified
    MVNO Type: None
    MVNO Value: 2AC9 (not changeable)


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    03-13-15 02:04 AM
  16. RazzBerry's Avatar
    I've got all those but the port set due to the fact I don't want to go into the escreen.

    Can you tell me if CC will push through updates correctly?

    Thanks Warlack!
    03-15-15 01:41 AM
  17. thymaster's Avatar
    I think OP you're referring to the old BIS system where you are required a special data plan. BB10 phones like the Passport no longer require a BIS data plan added on. You just keep your data plan the way it is and it will work like any other phone just like the iPhone.
    03-15-15 06:26 AM
  18. RazzBerry's Avatar
    I think OP you're referring to the old BIS system where you are required a special data plan. BB10 phones like the Passport no longer require a BIS data plan added on. You just keep your data plan the way it is and it will work like any other phone just like the iPhone.
    No. Not referring to the old. CC just doesn't know what their doing and they want me to set the port and I won't go into escreen unless I have to. And I know it doesn't need BIS, CC has no clue though. I shouldn't have to set a port to 80 to get MMS and Data working correctly.

    Seems I'm gonna have to give up on CC.

    They know nothing about BlackBerry and don't seem interested in learning.

    One phone rep asked me why i didn't just buy a decent phone. Really???

    Bye Bye Consumer Cellular!.
    03-16-15 07:13 PM
  19. jhanks64's Avatar
    Didn't you read my posts about using Consumer Cellular?

    You mentioned that you had read the old posts. I have written about my experience with BB10 devices, including my Passport on Consumer Cellular. It works great except for MMS. I have two Passports on an account with them. Data is LTE, Voice is great, SMS is fine. MMS now works, although pictures are delayed sometimes.

    I just tested MMS a few minutes ago between ClassicSQC100-3/10.3.1.2726 on VZW with my passport running 10.3.2.500 and it worked fine.

    Posted via CB10
    Last edited by jhanks64; 05-02-15 at 08:07 PM.
    05-01-15 02:15 AM

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