You may *think* that this is true of all the major carriers, but the > reality is that for mobile service cingular does not require a > contract if you bring your own equipment and do not opt into any > special promotions. The other major mobile carriers, T-Mobile, Sprint > PCS, Nextel, etc. do not "give you a break" and will require a minimum > contract.
I know for a fact that's not true with Sprint at least. If you buy your phone full price and pay an extra $10 a month, they will be more than happy to give you month-to-month service.
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