One of the most important things in today’s technology connected world is to have a good cell phone. If you are a customer of T-Mobile but don’t have a great deal of money to plunk down on that new iPhone or Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you can rely on good quality cheap T-Mobile phones to get you by. Here are a few of the best options available to you.

A highly successful cheap mobile phone from T-Mobile is the Nokia Lumia 521. This device sports a four inch touchscreen and runs on Windows Phone 8 but is upgradable to Windows Phone 8.1 straight out of the box. In spite of its price, it packs many features that can be found in high end smartphones. The screen provides you with the ability to view it outdoors in bright sunlight. Although it only includes 8GB of internal storage, you can expand the memory by way of microSD cards of as much as 64GB. Pin any app of your choice to the home screen for quicker and easier access and personalize the phone to your liking by changing the size of the live tiles and selecting a background photo. The Lumia 521 can be purchased for $50 or even considerably less.

If you are more interested in an Android smartphone, one of the cheapest devices is the T-Mobile Prism II. For a maximum of just under $50 or as low as $24, this device has a 3.5 inch screen with a 3 megapixel rear camera. It is also equipped with T-Mobile’s standard Wi-Fi calling so that you can make calls over Wi-Fi when you have a poor network connection. The Prism II runs on Android’s 4.1 Jelly Bean sandwich operating system. Although it is small, it provides you with many of the same features as newer and more powerful Android powered smartphones. The 1750 mAh battery should get you through a good eight hours of talk time and a standby time of 260 hours.

For users who prefer a much more basic phone, T-Mobile’s Samsung T139 flip phone is a good buy for as little as $20. It is easy to use and allows for standard voice calls and text messaging as well as minimal web browsing. You can use it on T-Mobile’s prepaid service and conveniently stay connected with friends, family and colleagues while on the go. Store up to 300 entries into the phonebook and rely on Bluetooth when you want to go hands free.

These are all great options of cheap T-Mobile phones. Before making a purchase, be sure to ensure that a particular device has all the features you want so you can get the most out of it.