The refurbished 1st-gen phone pairs with TextNow's newly updated monthly plans, which start at $18.99 for unlimited everything. You can also get a 1st-gen Moto X for $149.99.
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It's getting cheaper and easier to own a smartphone, but is there a downside to breaking away from the Big Four?
The philanthropic carrier gives you unlimited talk, texting, and data -- but if you're thinking there's a catch, you're right.
By combining two offers, you can get a brand new 5C -- in your choice of colors -- for the lowest price ever. Oh, and unlimited texting and data, too.
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.
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The monthly plan, initially launching on four phones, gets you unlimited talk, text, and Web.