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How do you tell the difference between a cell phone deal and a cell phone don't?
There are many ways to compare cell phone carriers and plans. You can call the carriers directly, go to the Sprint website, walk into a store, or better yet, go online to a cell phone comparison shopping site. Read reviews on ZDNet.com, CNET.com, Amazon.com or Epinions.com--you can also find great information in consumer blogs.
Before you go shopping, make a list of your must-haves in:
* Tech features (Bluetooth, etc)
* Cell phone plan
* Data services
If you know you're looking for a cell phone under $200 with a sleek style, push-to-talk capability and instant messaging with 500 anytime minutes, comparison shopping for a cell phone becomes easier.