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Pantech Breeze II (AT&T) CNET rating: 3.5 stars

Pantech Breeze II (AT&T)

CNET rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 (Very Good)

The good: The Pantech Breeze II has a slim design with quick access keys, a 1.3-megapixel camera, 3G, a music player, stereo Bluetooth, and more.

The bad: The Pantech Breeze II's keypad is a little flush to the surface of the phone.

The cost: $19.99

The bottom line: Even though it's billed as an entry-level flip phone, the Pantech Breeze II comes with solid midrange features for a very affordable price.

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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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