This is one of our favorite times of the year. With summer drawing to a close and the back-to-school buying rush kicking into gear, now's one of the best times to get great gadget deals—more specifically, great deals on smartphones. Now that every major carrier has initiated markdowns on several elite handsets to clear space for its Q4 lineup, consumers have a shot of copping premium mobile hardware at a fraction of the original cost—with a two-year contract agreement, of course. We shopped around the web to find the best carrier deals at the moment and put together an elite collection of phones you'd be foolish to pass up. Before you plot your upgrade, check out the 10 Best Smartphones Under $100 Right Now.

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