For those of you who aren’t terrified by the complex UI of a Samsung clamshell(and can deal with Sprint’s terrible phone lineup), the Sprint Employee Referral plans are almost unbelievably cheap. $30 a month for 500 minutes, unlimited text, and unlimited data cheap. Rebates make most of the phones functionally free. Here’s the fatwallet thread.
I dunno if this is old news, but I just learned about it a few days ago, and if any of y’all are out of contract you might be able to save a decent chunk of change.