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Samsung's 2013 flagship still flies high today. And you can get no-contract monthly service for $45.
T-Mobile's ZTE ZMax may have a big 5.7-inch touchscreen, but its off-contract price is affordably small.
Sprint Prepaid, which launched earlier this year, now has three plans and all include data. But the service is only available on select phones.
Without fanfare, Big Red re-purposes the Motorola smartphone for its no-contract crowd.
The ZTE Grand X will satisfy your basic smartphone needs, but the carrier has better prepaid handsets at the same price, if not cheaper.
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After surpassing Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T for prepaid customers, T-Mobile CEO John Legere says, "I predict we'll overtake Sprint in total customers by the end of this year."
Virgin Mobile Custom, exclusively available at Walmart, lets users tweak on the fly how much data and how many voice minutes and text messages they want to use.
Verizon finally sweetens its prepaid rate plans with a dose of LTE.
The wallet-friendly Optimus L90 features Android 4.4.2 and a backside coating that protects itself against scratches.
AT&T broadens its prepaid GoPhone service for certain tablets, including the Apple iPad 3 and Google Nexus 7.