Virgin Mobile is offering $150 off the Galaxy S III in celebration of Cyber Monday while supplies last, taking the total down to just $249 off-contract. The device itself is no longer the belle of the mobile ball, though it’s still a terrific deal for those who prefer not to be tied down by a two-year agreement. With a 4.8-inch display, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and 8-megapixel camera, the S III can still more than hold its own against today’s most recent flagships—$249 for the device off-contract just makes it that much sweeter.
There have been plenty of recent deals for mobile devices, but a lot of them require a two-year contract—not this one. If you’re new to the smartphone market, or just need something easy and powerful for shooting off texts and email, you can’t do much better than a cheap Galaxy S III. If you’ve been holding out for a new device or even a secondary one, better jump on this one quick.
In addition to the S III deal, Virgin is also holding a sweepstakes to commemorate the “least productive work day” of the year. To participate, simply sign your information on a “time card” found on Virgin’s Facebook page, and you’ll have a chance to win eight awesome prizes—one given away each hour—or a grand price of $2,000. The eight prizes include a Galaxy Note 3 plus Galaxy Gear, Sony PlayStation 4, GoPro Hero3 and a pair of Beats Solo HD headphones. No purchase is necessary to win; the sweepstakes ends tonight at 9:00 p.m.