Jason just went through this today. His phone broke and he got a brand new one for 60 bucks. We have sprint service. They had a phone they had been holding for someone who never came to get it. When that happens, after so many days, they sell them for $60. Maybe you can do that.....hopefully!
i know this is really late and i'm sure you've gotten one already, but i've seen alot of people offering and requesting used phones on freecycle.org. maybe you could try there?-april