looking any recommendations for a cell phone

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http://androidforums.com – My phone service is through Boost Mobile. I am looking for a cell phone that I can connect ether by usb or wifi to my laptop and use the cell phone as a modem for the laptop. I don't need the internet connection away from home often enough to warrant getting a separate usb modem and monthly bill. The only 2 phones that Boost Mobile officially carries is the Samsung Galaxy s2 and the HTC EVO design 715abb that will do the internet connection. This phones are well out of the price that I can afford. Anyone have any ideas as to what phone will do what I need without causing me an arm and a (General)