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Walmart.com seems to have most of the good deals on prepaid phones this week. Prices below are good through Saturday the 29th.
The best of the bunch is probably the Virgin Mobile LG Rumor 2 for only $39.00. The phone sells for 89.99 on Virgin's site. $39 is a very good price for a QWERTY slider phone with music player, 1.3 MP camera, memory card support and a two inch 176x220 px screen. Update 5-25-2010 : The price on the Virgin site was just cut to $49.99. I suspect this phone is due for replacement.
The Straight Talk CDMA Samsung R355C QWERTY Candybar Phone is marked down from $128.00 to $74.00. It has a music player, 1.3 MP camera, memory card slot and a 2.2 inch 220x176 px screen.
The AT&T Nokia C3 QWERTY bar phone with 2.4 inch 320x240 px screen, 2 MP camera, music player, memory card slot is $59.00 (regularly $69.00). Too bad that AT&T had Nokia remove the WiFi that the unlocked version of this phone has.
If you just want to talk and text, the super basic Common Cents Mobile LG 101 bar phone is only $7.77 this week (regular price is $19.77). It comes with the excellent Opera Mini web browser installed. However browsing isn't going to be much fun on the tiny 1.5 inch 128x128 px screen.
The no-frills Samsung T139 flip-phone for T-Mobile prepaid is marked down to $19.99 this week. Regular price is $29.99. The T239 has bluetooth, a web browser and a 1.8 inch 128x160 px internal screen. Plus it has an external screen so you can see who's calling without opening the phone. Target Stores also have this phone at the same price.