Budget-friendly phones

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Though no one loves cell phone contracts, signing one can knock a lot of money off the price of your phone. These service rebates can be enough to make a messaging phone affordable or a simple phone free.

CNET has picked a few cheap cell phones that, as of this writing, will be easy on your wallet. Some have service rebates, but others come with additional online discounts. ©2014 CBS Interactive Inc., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission

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