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Want to buy someone a phone for the holidays? Here’s how to do it right

FILE: An employee assists a customer at a T-Mobile US Inc. store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. T-Mobile US Inc. agreed to acquire Sprint Corp. for $26.5 billion in stock, a wager that the carriers can team up to build a next-generation wireless network and get a jump on industry leaders Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. Our editors select the best archive images from the two companies. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg 775159158

The answer is yes, if you can make sure you get them something they like, and you’re not saddling your loved one with a monthly bill. Here’s how to do it right.

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