The best smartphones may not be so expensive after all. If you’re on the market for a new cell phone plan, carriers such as AT&T and Verizon – as well as online retailers such as Amazon and Walmart – offer some of the latest phones for as much as a 100% discount. We recently trawled the carriers’ and retailers’ websites for the sweetest deals and found the 10 best (almost) free smartphones.
Sprint customers looking for a pure Android experience now have something to sink their teeth into. Like the original Nexus S, the Nexus S 4G features the latest Gingerbread 2.3 software and a nifty curved Super AMOLED display. No skins, no apps loaded on top and no having to worry about when you'll get the latest OS updates (or at least that's the idea). The big difference this time around is that you get 4G speeds on Sprint's network instead of T-Mobile's 3G speeds. Plus, you can use your cell number as your Google Voice number. Walmart is currently offering the Nexus S 4G for free if you enroll in a new 2-year service contract.