Shopping for a new phone can be the worst
if you're not looking for a new contract to go with it. Despite the efforts of carriers like Virgin and T-Mobile, most phone companies would still rather sell you a phone at a subsidized price with a long contract attached. In the interest of giving our contract-shy readers a helping hand, we've rounded up the week's best unlocked and no-contract phone deals
. Grab a no-contract Nokia Lumia 521 for $49, save $58 on an unlocked Sony Xperia Z Ultra, or get $100 off an unlocked iPhone 5.