I'm taking suggestions for what would be a good mid-range (in price and features) phone to replace my Nuron. I'd be shooting for around $100 (hopefully less), but notice that there don't seem to be many used phones for T-Mobile in my area.
Something that might be from 2010 or thereabouts. Most likely Android, but anything with Wi-Fi will do.
For instance (feature-wise), I like the HTC My Touch 4G, but not the older 3G (and I'm wanting a virtual, not hardware keyboard). How about the Samsung Vibrant?
Okay, that should put you in the ballpark of my interests.
Samsung Exhibit II (now called simply Samsung Galaxy Exhibit, after the latest firmware update) should be readily available via craigslist for no more than $100, and with some judicious shopping you can maybe find it for as low as $80.
In that price range I'd shoot for a used T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G. I've got one and love it. They're fairly common on Craigslist for $100 to $150 used... and about the same on Ebay. You can get a new one on TMO's website for $219 with $50 card included.
Another good option is the Exhibit II 4G... which is basically a "stripped down" Galaxy S 4G. They run $100 or less on Craigslist or new on TMO's website for $179 with $50 card included. Walmart routinely sells them for $174 new on the shelf.
You really can't go wrong with either phone and both will easily run Android 4.0.4 via the CyanogenMod 9 rom.
You might be able to find a used HTC My Touch 4G for around $100. There's one right now going for $100 on the local Craigslist... though in "fair" shape.
Another good option is check the pawn shops in your area. Pawn shops get flooded with phones and can't keep track of all of the models and values... so you'll find some "sleepers" selling cheap.
Stay away from the 3G only TMO smartphones. You should definitely be able to find a used TMO 4G phone in your price range eventually and getting 4G is definitely worth the wait!
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The Nexus S could be a viable option too, mainly because the OS still gets updated. Sure it's not "4G" (fauxG) but you'd still get decent speeds. Just watch out that you're buying the i9020T or i9023, not the i9020A (wrong bands) or the Sprint version.
Thanks all (well, most) for the suggestions. I'm not really a "gotta have the fastest speeds and latest OS version" kinda guy presently, but I will keep my eyes open for those models in my area. Which for T-Mobile (even though there is pretty good coverage) is somewhat slim.