About a month ago, I bought a phone online during the sales thru amazon.com. Only had to pay 1 cent (using credit card) at checkout. I had to change service provider from T-mobile to Cingular AT&T to get the deal. And also to sign a 2 years contract with a monthly plan of $39.99 with 450 rollover anytime minutes plus 5000 nights and weekends minutes. It also includes free mobile to mobile calls among Cingular customers.
The deal which was receiving cash back after rebates is too good to pass. I will be getting back $99 when the two rebates come, plus a new phone. Love it. I love the BIG SCREEN and the ability to upload pictures using the included USB cables. This camera also can take pictures up to 2 megapixels. I don't think I will use much of its other capabilities - mp3 player, organizer & etc. I only use the phone to make long distance calls as the minutes are included and no extra charges. The phone is basically for business purposes as I don't have too many friends around here to chit chat chit chat, also I have NO time do so.
Since I have a lease listing in North Hollywood, I've managed to use 140 minutes in one week. I have to watch not to go over my allowed minutes each month or else I'll be charge like 40 cents a minute if I go above 450 minutes.