If I were to a purchase a cell phone with no plan for the full price (the phone will be a gift) and activate it in May (when I return from school) does this make more sense then to get the phone for cheaper now and lock into a 3 year contract and have to pay monthly fees and most likely have to pay if I decide to opt out?

This makes more sense to me because I'm trying to pay as much up front as possible because its a gift.

What do you think?

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