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AT&T LG Optimus G Pro
The LG Optimus G Pro is a large 5.5 inch display device with a ton of capability packed in. It has a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, 13 megapixel camera, note taking capability, and a ton more. This is a device that can serve as a portable tablet for a student, as well as their primary phone.
Verizon Nokia Lumia 822
You can find quality Nokia devices on nearly all US carriers today and the Lumia 822 is an excellent choice on Verizon. You can pick one up for just $19.99 with a 2-year contract.
The Nokia Lumia 822 gives you free HERE maps, Nokia Music, camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and much more. It runs on Verizon's wide-ranging LTE network and even gives you full Office on the go.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II
Some people still like having a physical QWERTY keyboard and the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II is one of those rare beasts. This Android smartphone is available for FREE with a 2-year contract.
The Stratosphere II is a Samsung Galaxy variant with a 4 inch display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 5-row QWERTY slide-out keyboard, 5 megapixel camera, and various Samsung software enhancements.