How can I finance an unlocked, no-contract Android phone?
February 23, 2014 1:36 PM Subscribe
I'm considering signing up for one of Brightspot Mobile's pre-paid plans. I will need to buy an unlocked (or T-Mobile) phone and I'm interested in a Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One. Is there any possible way I can pay for it in installments?
I'm in the United States. I've found that I can buy an iPhone directly from Apple using their Barclaycard, which is interest-free for 24 months. I'm at a loss to find a comparable deal for Android devices. Apparently HTC had a short-lived financing offer back in December but it's no longer available. Everything else I've found suggests that currently the only way to get a payment plan for one of these phones is to shoulder a mobile contract too. Please prove me wrong!