If you're thinking of getting an Android smartphone with a new subscription, then you might want to consider the various deals that carriers are offering for some models. For instance, Verizon is lowering the price on its HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE by $50.
This brings the price of the Droid Incredible 4G LTE down to $99.99, down from the $149.99 list price on Big Red when the phone launched this July.
However, don't just click that “add to cart” button yet. You can still get the smartphone much cheaper from either Amazon Wireless or Wirefly, which both offer the Droid Incredible 4G LTE for $49.99, which is 50 bucks less than the Verizon list price.
As a recap, the phone comes with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 4-inch 960×540 pixel S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 8-megapixel rear camera, Beats Audio, HTC Sense and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, among others.
These prices, of course, come with a two-year contract with plans starting from Verizon's $80 monthly Share Everything Plan, which comes with 300 MB of data and unlimited minutes and SMS. But since you're using an LTE-enabled smartphone, you're more likely to go over this allocation, and it's probably best to go for the 2GB $100 monthly plan or higher.
If you prefer to get the phone unlocked and without contract, be prepared to shell out $509.99.