Consumer Cellular Renews Successful Partnership With The National Parks Conservation Association

 
PRESS RELEASE
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   June 19, 2014
Contact:   Jeff Segvich LANE 503.546.7870 Jeff@lanepr.com
Alison Zemanski Heis, Senior Media Relations Manager, National Parks Conservation Association P: 202.454.3332; C: 202.384.8762 or aheis@npca.org


Consumer Cellular Renews Successful Partnership With The National Parks Conservation Association

$5 Donation Given to NPCA for each Consumer Cellular Customer that Signs-up for Paperless Billing

PORTLAND, Ore. – June 18, 2014 – Consumer Cellular, the number one rated cellphone service for the fourth consecutive year and exclusive wireless provider for AARP members, will continue its partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). Through its paperless billing campaign, implemented in 2011, Consumer Cellular has directly supported the NPCA’s mission to protect and enhance America’s national parks for the past four years.

“As an organization we are continually looking for ways to become even more eco-friendly,” said John Marick, CEO of Consumer Cellular. “It’s why we’ve been so thrilled with our paperless billing initiative – we’re able to partner with our customers to reduce our environmental impact while supporting NPCA in their work preserving America’s national parks.”

For every new and existing customer who enrolls in the paperless billing program, Consumer Cellular will donate $5 to the NPCA, pledging to donate up to $150,000. As of May 2014, Consumer Cellular has donated nearly $500,000 since the partnership began and reported that 90% of subscribers have switched to a paper saving billing method. 

“NPCA is pleased that we are renewing our partnership with Consumer Cellular, which donates valuable dollars to our work to protect our national parks,” said Clark Bunting, NPCA’s CEO and President.

In addition to the paperless billing campaign, Consumer Cellular pursues a wide range of socially responsible and sustainable business practices designed to reduce its impact on the environment. This support of green initiatives won the company a spot among Oregon Business magazine’s 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon in 2014. Learn more about the company’s commitment to sustainability and its paperless cell phone billing options at consumercellular.com.

About the National Parks Conservation Association

Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System. NPCA and its more than 800,000 members and supporters work together to protect our National Park System and preserve our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage for our children and grandchildren. www.npca.org.

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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