There are lots of phones to choose from, but we've narrowed them down to a short list for you.
As one of its daily deals, with activation of a new 2-year contract, Best Buy offers the Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Smartphone for Sprint in Space Gray, Silver, or Gold for $1. Opt for free in-store pickup to avoid shipping fees of around $4. That's $49 under last month's mention and the best outright offer we've seen for this iPhone on this carrier. (It's also a current price low by $27.) It sports an Apple A7 processor, 4" 1136x640 Retina display, 8-megapixel iSight camera with 5-element lens with f/2.2 aperture, True Tone flash, and 1080p video capture with 30 fps video shooting (120 fps shooting at 720p slow motion playback), 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, Touch ID fingerprint reader built into the home button, M7 motion coprocessor, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and dual microphones. Deal ends today.
$170 off HTC One (M8) Android smartphone for Sprint or $100 off for AT&T or Verizon at Best Buy
Free $150 gift card w/ smartphone purchase for Verizon Wireless at Best Buy
LG G3 Android smartphone for AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon for $1 at Best Buy
Divvy Electronics via eBay offers the LG Bluetooth Portable Speaker Dock, model no. ND5630, for $79.99 with free shipping. That's $18 under our September mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current price low by $37.) This dual docking station allows you to charge two iPhone/iPod and Android devices simultaneously. It features a built-in microphone, 3.5mm audio input, and a USB charging port.
Best Buy offers the AT&T Z222 No-Contract Prepaid Flip GoPhone in Dark Blue for $7.49. Choose in-store pickup to dodge the $2.90 shipping fee. That's $3 below our November mention and $8 under the lowest shipped price we could find. This basic flip phone features a 2" LCD, camera, email, web browser, and up to three hours of talk time.
BuyDig offers the Otterbox Commuter Case for Samsung Galaxy Note II in Glacier White/Gray, model no. 77-24002, for $6.75 with free shipping. That's tied with our October mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $6.) It features two layers of protection, including a silicone inner layer and a polycarbonate outer layer.