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I have no experience with smartphones.
Service will depend on your location. In Detroit, Sprint is popular and has great service apparently. I use MetroPCS because it is good enough reception where I live and it is the cheapest: $20/month 500min, unlimited text, 50MB web.

Every non-contract phone is setup for you to pay every month. It is $20 for 500 minutes, good for 30 days. You must read the fine print.
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Originally Posted by quadx View Post
Every non-contract phone is setup for you to pay every month. You must read the fine print.
That's not true. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon all have Pay As You Go plans. With Pay As You Go, you load a prepaid card into the account and your balance only gets debited when you use the service. Balance expiration varies from 30 days to 1 year depending on the amount of the card/load and typically rolls over if you reload before it expires.

Normally, expiration is as follows:
  • $100: 1 year
  • $50: 90 days
  • $30/$25: 90 days
  • $15: 30 days

AT&T is the only carrier I'm sure of that doesn't require monthly plans if you get a smartphone. Verizon, I know for sure requires a monthly plan if you get a smartphone. T-Mobile, I'm not so sure about their policy. I think they might be the same as AT&T but since I've never used T-Mobile (practically no coverage where I work), I can't be certain.
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I have a question for smart phones with WIFI. I heard some phones use wifi but have to be through ATT or Verizon which means I cant use wifi with no 3g contract? or can i?

thanks again guys for inputs im looking into it.
My phone connects to any WiFi for free but only password less ones or ones I know password for but ATT WiFi is at Starbucks and other public places and it automatic connects to it

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I am currently TMobile and most likely will probably still be on them. Not of my choice. =/
Ahh I know how you feel. I just switched over to Virgin Mobile (Sprint) from T-Mobile and I pay the same amount for much more. But if I were to stay on T-Mobile, I'd get an unlocked HTC HD2. It can be flashed to either Windows Phone 7 (beautiful OS btw) or Android.
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