T-Mobile's switch from a contract model to prepaid dramatically changes the no-contract game.
Samsung's low-cost Galaxy Proclaim brings the little-known off-contract services an appealing Android option.
The Samsung Galaxy Precedent looks to bring Android to the masses thanks to a $150 no-contract price and a $45 unlimited nationwide plan.
The prepaid Common Cents brand apparently hasn't been making Sprint quite enough cents. Existing users will merge into a Virgin Mobile plan in May.
Customers looking for lower monthly rates from a prepaid cell phone will soon be able to find some on the AT&T network in Wal-Mart stores.
Both carriers are expected to see slower growth in valuable postpaid or contract customers in the first quarter of 2010, analysts say.
TracFone's new StraightTalk service delivers 30MB of data plus unlimited calling and messaging for $45 per month.