If you’re in the market for a new cell phone – either for yourself or someone in your family – you can’t go wrong with the Galaxy Nexus.
This Android based phone is an official “Nexus” device from Google which means it obtains the latest operating upgrades (such as Jelly Bean – aka Android 4.1) much faster than other Android devices which are often loaded with bloat and “skins” to tailor the phone to be more of a unique experience.
The downside of buying a heavily skinned Android phone from a manufacturer such as Samsung or HTC is that you often wait forever to obtain the latest Android updates.
The Galaxy Nexus is a GSM phone. It supports both AT&T and T-Mobile’s high speed HSPA+ frequencies in America. For $349 you are receiving the phone WITHOUT any contract.
Pair this smartphone up with a no-contrat plan from Straight Talk – http://www.straighttalksim.com – and for $45/mo you’ll have unlimited everything including data (Tip: The unlimited really seems to mean 2 GB / mo and/or about 100 MB per day).