New IEA Member Benefit – NEA Wireless Program

NEA Member Benefits is excited to announce their new cell phone program, which was launched on Monday, November 20, 2023.  The NEA Wireless Program is offered in partnership with Consumer Cellular, a top-rated wireless provider that provides cellphones and no-contract service plans. This new program offers NEA members and their families affordable and flexible cell phone service plans.

Founded over 25 years ago, Consumer Cellular believes everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service.  They utilize the nation’s largest voice and data networks, which cover 99 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Cellular is also well known for their 100% U.S. based, award-winning customer support.

The NEA Wireless Program provides members with superior nationwide coverage with plans starting as low as $20 per month.  Family members can also be added for just $15 per month.  With no termination, contract, or activation fees, members have fee-free flexibility and may change rate plans mid-month without penalty.  They can receive $50 off each new line activated by December 31, 2024, applied as individual $5 credits on ten (10) monthly invoices.

In addition, the NEA Wireless Program provides a dedicated, toll-free NEA customer service phone number, 800-969-7858, which will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday-Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas.

NEA members and their spouses/domestic partners, eligible dependents and family members may participate in the program. Access requires registration or sign-in on the NEA Member Benefits website at

Members may access the NEA Wireless Program platform at