Buy a T-Mobile Dash smartphone and pocket $100 (after rebates)
Cell-phone reseller LetsTalk.com is offering the well-regarded T-Mobile Dash free with new service, and you can make up to $100 with a pair of mail-in rebates.
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Specifically, you automatically qualify for a $50 mail-in rebate on the phone, but you can get another $50 if you sign up for a $39.99-monthly (or higher) service plan and a $19.99-monthly data plan (fairly standard items for smartphone users anyway).