Consumer Cellular originated as a small startup in the Pacific Northwest and has evolved into a nationwide leader in the wireless industry, maintaining its commitment to affordability and excellent service. Founded in October 1995 by John Marick and Greg Pryor, the company aimed to make cellphones convenient and affordable for all. Starting with just 40 customers, it has grown to serve over four million subscribers after more than 25 years. Despite its growth, it continues to operate entirely within the U.S. and has been acknowledged in independent surveys by J.D. Power, Consumer Reports, and PC Magazine for outstanding customer service.