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No contract cell phones provide cell phone service that is not paid for by a typical monthly service plan. With a no contract cell phone you pay for minutes as you use them over the course of a month and can choose to pre-purchase minutes in bulk or in simple dollar increments. In contrast, cell phone contracts require you to pay a certain amount every month regardless of whether you use all the minutes provided by your plan or not.
Wireless carriers such as Verizon Wireless, Cingular, Liberty Wireless, and US Cellular all offer no contract cell phones. Liberty Wireless and other prepaid wireless services also offer no contracts, but the market has moved towards no contract, and so your options are greater. The only limit is the coverage map!