With activation of a new 2-year contract, AT&T Wireless discounts a selection of new and refurbished smartphones, with deals starting at 1 cent. With free shipping, that’s tied with our mention from two weeks ago and puts many at the lowest total price we could find. Sales tax is added where applicable. Note that refurbished models come with a 90-day warranty, although it’s not clear who backs it.
A best bet is the refurbished Apple iPhone 4 8GB Smartphone for AT&T in White (pictured), model no. MD198LL/A, for 1 cent with free shipping. (It’s available in Black for 98 cents more.) That’s $233 under the lowest total price we could find for a refurb without a contract, although we saw the 16GB model for only $1 more on Black Friday. It features an Apple A4 processor, 326-ppi (pixel per inch) Retina 3.5″ display running at 960×640, gyroscope, front- and rear-facing cameras, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 720p video capture at 30 fps, 802.11n wireless networking, dual microphones, and more
Note that a $36 activation applies, and no warranty information is provided.