Equipped with a 3.5-inch screen, 3G capabilities, and a 3-megapixel camera, the Valet is a bare bones smartphone from ZTE.
LG 101 - black (Virgin Mobile) - No Contract
Despite its notable drawbacks, the Huawei Valiant is one of the better ultrabudget, off-contract Android smartphones.
The latest LG Lucid handset for Verizon sports a 4.7-inch display, a quad-core processor, and is available for free after users sign a two-year carrier agreement.
A new iPhone 5C on Virgin Mobile, a post-AT&T iPhone 4S on Straight Talk, and an old iPhone 4 on T-Mobile. Which one costs the least and works the best?
A surprisingly high number of customers are opting to pay for their own smartphones in monthly installments, avoiding a two-year contract. And that's good news for AT&T.
Virgin Mobile's budget-friendly Samsung Montage is a functional messaging phone without a contract, though its poor battery life and entry-level features hardly stand out in the crowd.
The AT&T subsidiary lowers prices and raises data buckets for its prepaid plans, and puts a trio of Samsung phones on sale.
The monthly plan, initially launching on four phones, gets you unlimited talk, text, and Web.
That's a savings of $70. And if you want the 32GB model, it's on sale as well. Either way, you get to customize the design.