Welcome to Prepaid Phone News' weekly listing of prepaid phones on sale.
Assuming it's actually available, the top deal this week has got to be the refurbished LG Optimus T for $99 at T-Mobile.com.
The reason I have doubts is that the "Add to Cart" button on the site is grayed out and not working. I spoke with a T-Mobile telephone sales rep who told me they are aware of the issue and that the phone is available and the online-only price will be honored by tele-sales while the web site is not working. Call 1-877-353-3614 to order.
The Optimus is by far the best entry level Android device currently available (see Engadget's review). It has a quality 3.2 inch 320 x 480 px screen, Android 2.2 (Froyo), decent 3 MP camera and a sufficiently powerful processor and graphics chip to be nicely responsive.
If you are looking for a USB wireless modem for your laptop T-Mobile has quite a deal for you. It's the T-Mobile Rocket 2.0 4G Laptop Stick
Other prepaid phone deals this week. Except as noted all are available both online and in stores:
NET10 LG 900G QWERTY bar with 2MP camera and MP3 player $29.99 (reg $59.99 (Note: Radio Shack has this phone with free shipping at the same price)
Free Net10 Motorola W408 flip phone (reg $29.99) with the purchase of a $50 refill. (online only, shipping is $5.99)
Boost Mobile Sanyo SPC-2700 Juno QWERTY bar $59.99 with free shipping (reg $79.99)
AT&T Samsung A187 QWERTY bar phone $49.99 with free shipping (reg $79.99)
AT&T Samsung A197 flip phone with $15 call credit $29.99 (reg $49.99)
AT&T LG Neon QWERTY slider $49.99 with free shipping (reg $79.99)
Net 10 LG 900G QWERTY bar $29.99 with 2MP camera, MP3 and free shipping (reg $59.99)
Net 10 Samsung R335 flip $29.99 with free shipping (reg $59.99)
T-Mobile Huawei Comet Android $149.99 with free shipping (reg $199.99)
T-Mobile Nokia Nuron Symbian touchscreen $119.99 with free shipping (reg $129.99) (Note: $99.99 at Walmart)
T-Mobile Samsung t139 flip $19.99 (reg $29.99)
Beyond Talk LG Rumor 2 QWERTY slider $49.99 (reg $89.99) with free shipping.
payLo LG Flare flip $19.99 with free shipping and $19.99 in Bonus Airtime (new customers only)
Virgin Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8530 $169.00 (reg: $198.00) (online only, currently out of stock)
Virgin Mobile LG Rumor2 QWERTY Slider $39.00 (reg $49.99). Also available online only with free car charger at the same price.
Virgin Mobile Kyocera Loft QWERTY bar $49.88 (reg $59.88)
AT&T Nokia C3 QWERTY slab $59.00 (reg $69.00) (out of stock online)
AT&T Samsung A107 flip $9.98 (reg:19.88) (out of stock online)
NET10 Samsung T401G QWERTY slider $56.88 (reg: $79.88).
T-Mobile Huawei Tap touchscreen $89.00 (reg $99.00) (online only) (Note: $69.99 with free $30 refill on T-Mobile.com)
T-Mobile Nokia 1661 bar phone $14.98 with free car charger (online only, currently out of stock)
The AT&T website offers free shipping on all phones and $5-$30 online-only discounts on most phones. There are also some good deals on refurbished phones with free shipping again this week
Samsung A777 slider $34.99 ($219.99 if new)
Samsung Strive QWERTY slider $89.99 ($209.99 if new)
LG GU295 slider $99.99 ($169.99 if new)
The free $30 refill card offer is back on T-Mobile's website. Almost all new (and some refurbished) phones on the site come with a free $30 refill card. T-Mobile's refill deals typically only last a couple of days so hop on it now if you're interested. Update 29-Mar-2011 The free $30 refill offer has ended.
If you ordered a phone that was supposed to come with a free refill and didn't get the refill, call T-Mobile TeleSales Support at 800-672-5390 to get your refill PIN.
There are also some good deals on several refurbished phones this week. Shipping is free on all phones.
LG Optimus T Android phone $99.99 ($239.99 if new). Note: T-Mobile's website is currently having issues that are causing the "Add to Cart" button for the Optimus T to be grayed out and non-functional. If you can't order online because the button is grayed out, call 1-877-353-3614 to order. I just spoke with T-Mobile and was assured that the Optimus T is available and that telephone sales reps will give you the online-only price if you can't order online because of the glitch.
T-Mobile Rocket 2.0 4G Laptop Stick
LG dLite stylish blue flip $49.99 $49.99 ($179.99 if new) also available in bubble gum pink.
Huawei Comet Android phone $99.99 ($149.99 if new)
Samsung Gravity T touchscreen QWERTY slider $79.99