Here I'd bow to the 70 buck usual from the usual carriers. It's not worth the trouble in my opinion to sift through old models but maybe folk will do that.
why not an older --cheaper model samsung smiley, dart,galaxy exhibit. etc.--or non samsung lg.huawei.. for a first time user--not going to be using games etc., generally just maps, some music, some light internet search, some email... i think i will get on the t-mobile no contract $50 /monht plan
is there a recommendation amongst those older, less expensive android/t mobile acceptable models?