Trying to keep unlimited data... best new non-contract phone under $200?

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  1. Riddick

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    Right now I'm using a Galaxy Nexus, the phone works great except the power connector thing that I put the cord in is broken(It's really loose and any slight movement knocks the cord out and it doesn't charge). I'm looking to get a new phone except I'm on a grandfathered unlimited data plan that I don't want to lose. I would prefer not to use ebay or craigslist to buy someones used phone and also I am not on any sort of family plan so no options to upgrade another line.

    What are some options for GOOD non-contract phones under $200 that I could buy and put my sim card in to transfer my account over to and keep the unlimited data?
     
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    swappa.com. All phone IMEI numbers are verified by the staff before the listing is approved (so you...the buyer know that the phone is not reported as stolen). There are a lot of options there for $200.00.
     
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    Swappa.com appears to be just another eBay style site where you buy someone elses used phone...
     
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    Swappa is solid.. Some have new phones in box... BUT $200 though is hard to buy new phone..

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    Some are new, some are used. The inventory changes constantly. I bought my Droid Maxx there brand new. The difference between them and eBay is they check the phone's IMEI so you know you are buying a phone that is guaranteed to activate.
     
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    My wife and I both have unlimited data so I didn't want to give that up. She needed a new phone to replace her Thunderbolt. I bought hey from off of Swappa & had a good experience. I don't know if you want another one but I know that I have seen Nexus for @$100.

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    I trust Swappa over any other online site.
     
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    I am not sure what you are looking for. It's going to be hard to find a NEW phone, with good specs for under $200. Swappa is great. Bought 2 phones off of there. Have had no problems with them in the past year...just like new when purchased.
     
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    +1 for Swappa. I've had one bad experience out of about 10 purchases, but it was corrected immediately by the seller.