When surveillance agencies collect large volumes of cellular data, it?s easy to understand why you?d want an extra-secure smartphone. Those devices aren?t always affordable, though, which is why FreedomPop has launched the Privacy Phone for $189 contract-free. It?s ultimately an old Galaxy S II, but its software boasts some strong secrecy measures ? all of its internet-based calls and messages are encrypted, and data goes through a virtual private network (VPN) that masks your identity. Don?t count on total security. FreedomPop isn?t using more than 128-bit encryption, and VPNs aren?t always safe from prying eyes. Still, the Privacy Phone may fit the bill if you?re looking for better-than-usual anonymity at a low price.