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From the Cheapskate: Woot! One lucky winner will score a sleek Samsung phone and full year of service from TextNow. Two other lucky winners will get phones and service as well.

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Regular readers know of my affinity for TextNow, a low-cost, no-contract phone carrier that's great for folks who spend a lot of time connected to Wi-Fi and who therefore don't consume a ton of data.

So I'm especially grateful to the company for offering today's amazing giveaway, one of the best I've ever shared. Here's what the grand prize looks like:

  • A Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone
  • One year of TextNow Wireless service (the Venti plan, valued at $479.88)
  • $50 in international calling credits
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Not too shabby, eh? But, wait, there's more: The second-place winner will receive a Galaxy S6, six months on the Venti plan and $25 for international calls.

Finally, third place takes home a Galaxy S5 and six months of Venti. That's some good winnings right there!

So, how do you throw your name into the ring for one of these awesome prizes? Simple: Hit the comments section below and tell me the single most important factor in choosing a smartphone carrier. Cost? Contract terms? Network coverage? Data limits? Perks like rollover minutes/megabytes? Something else entirely?

Then, vote in our poll below. And that's it! For a more complete rundown of the rules, see "How to enter." And good luck!

How to enter:

  • Register as a CNET user (by clicking the head icon in the top-right corner of the page, then Join CNET). If you're already registered, there's no need to register again -- you just need to be logged in.
  • Go to the bottom of my blog post, click Show Comments, then answer this question: "What's the single most important factor when choosing a phone carrier?" Then click Post Comment.
  • Leave only one comment. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified. The winners will be chosen randomly.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via email. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the sweepstakes. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until Friday, April 29, at 11:59 p.m. PT.
  • *Some legalese: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the US, 18 and older, and a registered user of CNET.com. Void where prohibited. Ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 04/29/16. See rules for details.