Amazon will gladly sell you awesome phones for a penny. But what if you need that penny? Here's the best free phones on every carrier.
Apple MacBook Air Laptop
The M1 chip delivers 3.5x faster performance than the previous generation all while using way less power. Get up to 18 hours of battery life.
Palm Pre Plus (Refurb)
Palm's webOS—and upcoming webOS 2.0—are still incredibly elegant and easy-to-use, with a decent-sized selection of apps. Better still if HP manages to really revive the brand, this a fantastic phone to get for free, even as a refurb.
Sprint really gives cheapskates the least to live for—their free phones are a grab bag of disappointing dumbphones. The least terrible is the Samsung Seek, a touchscreen thing with a QWERTY keyboard and built-in apps for Facebook and Twitter.
A tiny, free Android phone running a totally stock build of Android 2.2, with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot powers. And when we say tiny, we mean 2.8 inches of puny. But it is the complete Android experience for zero dollars, which is a deal.
Palm Pixi Plus
Not as powerful as the Pre Plus AT&T's giving away, but it's a remarkably designed little phone with all of the goodness of WebOS. If only it was free from the beginning.
Obviously, all of these phones come with a two-year contract attached to the "free" bit, but a penny saved is a penny earned, for cake or for strippers.