With activation of a new 2-year contract, AT&T Wireless cuts prices on select new and refurbished smartphones, making them free. Plus, each phone includes $100 in bill credit for free. With free shipping and free activation, that ties last week's mention as the best deal we've seen for these phones, and once you factor in the credit it results in several significant lows. Most deals ends March 31, although some may expire sooner. A couple of best bets:
Tanga offers refurbished Monster urBeats by Dr. Dre In-Ear Earbuds with In-line Remote & Mic in Black, Pink, or White for $34.99. Coupon code "DEALNEWS" knocks it to $33.99. With $4.99 for shipping, that's $6 under our mention of a new unit from last week and $40 below the lowest total price we could find for a new one today. The remote and mic are compatible with HTC phones. Deal ends today.
A 30-day warranty applies, although it is unclear who supports it.
Bidaillies via eBay offers the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB Android Smartphone for Verizon (no contract) in Black, Blue, or White for $219.99 with free shipping. That's $57 under the lowest total price we could find for a refurb. Features include a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 4.8" super AMOLED screen with 1280 x 720 resolution, 802.11n wireless, 8MP camera, 16GB SSD, 2GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).