The new sale from Virgin Mobile shaves 10 percent off the usual price of the two unsubsidized iPhones, but it's good for only a limited time.
Hybrid carrier Republic Wireless will offer the Moto X for $299 off contract.
With no arrival date for Apple's latest iPhone, China's largest carrier will focus more on cheaper, unsubsidized phones.
Also in this week's wireless and broadband advice column, why phones are tied to their networks.
Carriers to sell unsubsidized iPhone 3G for just under $800
For the unsubsidized price of $759.99, the unlocked Sony Xperia ZL offers a big, bright screen, speedy processor, Android Jelly Bean, and 4G LTE.
Carrier's unsubsidized iPhones can be unlocked with a simple iTunes reset, bypassing a process that includes filing out an online form and waiting a week for approval.
This article initially misstated the unsubsidized Nexus One price. It costs $529.
So far, less expensive Wi-Fi-only versions of unsubsidized popular portable electronics have outsold their cellular-equipped counterparts. Will that continue with the PlayStation Vita?
Rep. Ed Markey is preparing legislation that would impose a slew of new obligations on wireless carriers, including forcing them to sell unsubsidized phones without long-term contracts.