Amazon is joining in on the deal many retail stores are offering on T-Mobile phones right now. With a new 2 year contract, you can get a phone for just 1¢. Service providers always offer free phones, but you normally get what you pay for. In this case, the phones are of a better quality: BlackBerrys, BackFlips, and more.
Sure, they’re not iPhones, but if you’re looking for a cheap phone on T-Mobile’s cheap network, go ahead.
Really though, I don’t recommend T-Mobile to anyone. Imagine if AT&T actually had worse coverage. That’s what you get with T-Mobile. You pay less though, which is the only benefit.