SURPRISE, Arizona, January 14, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–USA Pickleball, the national governing body for the sport of pickleball in the United States, and Consumer Cellular, a trusted wireless network provider for more than 25 years, announced a partnership to become the official wireless network provider thread of the organization.
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With more than four million customers, Consumer Cellular continues to offer the best value in wireless, with calls, texts and data starting at $20/month. They offer the same premium national coverage as the major carriers at half the price. For more than 25 years, Consumer Cellular has been a trusted leader, providing accessible and affordable service for everyone.
“As we kick off 2022 and enter another exciting year as the fastest growing sport in the nation, USA Pickleball is honored to announce this exclusive partnership with Consumer Cellular,” said Stu Upson, CEO of USA Pickleball. . “Partnering with Consumer Cellular gives our members access to a brand that is dedicated to providing low prices and great customer service, passionate about growing the pickleball community and connecting with our players at our USA events. Pickleball National Championship Series throughout the year.”
Members can expect to see Consumer Cellular on-site, along with other partners, at pro-amateur events in the 2022 National Championship Series, including the Legacy Open APP Tour event taking place at Bell Bank Park – Newly opened Legacy Sports Park in Mesa, Arizona on March 30and – April 4and, 2022.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be the Official Wireless Network Provider for USA Pickleball,” said Ed Evans, CEO of Consumer Cellular. “We recognize the unique opportunity to support the nation’s fastest growing sport, a sport near and dear to many of our Consumer Cellular customers. We look forward to this relationship and the opportunity to support fans and members of USA Pickleball for years to come.”
Visit United StatesPickleball.org for more details on the partnership and to view the full 2022 USA Pickleball Tournament schedule.
About Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular is a leading wireless carrier that provides contract-free cell phones and service plans primarily to people over the age of 50. The company has been an authorized AARP provider for more than 13 years and offers AARP members exclusive discounts on the service. Founded more than 25 years ago on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular is a privately held company with more than 2,000 employees. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company uses the nation’s largest voice and data networks, which cover 99% of the US population. Consumer Cellular’s wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at major retailers such as Target and Walmart, as well as directly to consumers at CellularConsumer.com or (888) 345-5509. The company has been listed on the Inc. 5000 for 11 consecutive years and #1 in Customer Service among Value Wireless MVNOs 11 times in a row by JD Power. For information on the JD Power 2021 Wireless Customer Care Study Value Mobile Virtual Network Operator Award, visit jdpower.com/awards. For cell phone tutorials, features, apps and news, connect with Consumer Cellular at Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
About USA Pickleball
The USA Pickleball Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was established in 2005 to help advance the sport nationally. As the official governing body of pickleball in the United States, USA Pickleball promotes the growth of pickleball by maintaining the rules, setting player ratings, advancing the sport through its national network of more than 2,000 ambassadors and by sanctioning tournaments. Since 2013, USA Pickleball membership has grown 1,250% to nearly 54,000. More information can be found at usa pickleball.org.
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Laura Gainor – (704) 941-4191
United States Pickleball Media Relations
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Consumer Cellular PR