Oct 14 AT 11:30 AM Nick Gray 0 Comments

Why buy a ZTE phone when you can lease one?


Still not sure if a new ZTE phone is as good of those offered by the competition? ZTE wants to give you the opportunity to get some hands-on time with its smartphones without having to shell out the full price of the phone. ZTE is launching a new lease-to-own program in the US, allowing you to split the cost of the phone over 6 to 24 monthly payments. If you have a ZTE phone for 3 months but don’t really like it, simply cancel your lease, return it to ZTE and you’re done. Yes, you’ll have paid a bit for the 3 months you had with the phone, but at least you didn’t pay full price for it.

If you want to keep the phone and upgrade to a new ZTE phone, you can pay off the remaining balance on your lease and start a new lease-to-own agreement with ZTE for another device. ZTE’s leasing program isn’t much different than the different options currently available from the major service providers. The difference is that you can get any of ZTE’s US smartphones and take them between service providers without having to worry about paying the phone off before making the switch.

Be sure to check out the full press release below to get all the details on ZTE’s new lease-to-own program.

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ZTE Introduces New Lease-to-Own Option for Smartphones and Mobile Devices
ZTE customers can now get a mobile device and pay for it over time

Richardson, Texas – October 14, 2015 – ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market*, today introduced a lease-to-own payment plan for customers who want to pay for their phone or other mobile device over time and spread out their payments to make it more affordable. This lease-to-own payment option is provided through SmartPay ™ Leasing Inc. and will be available online for all customers beginning soon at www.zteusa.com.

Lease-to-own is available for unlocked devices such as the recently launched Axon Pro and other mobile devices such as the ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector.

“We are introducing leasing options because we believe advanced mobile technology should be available to everyone. We also want the experience of purchasing and using a ZTE device to be easy for any consumer,” said Lixin Cheng, CEO and chairman of ZTE USA. “How customers want to pay versus the amount they are comfortable paying are equally important – and ZTE can provide the best of both worlds.”

Leasing options for credit scores of all types
With SmartPay, you can get an immediate approval to lease ZTE devices. If approved, simply select the ZTE device you want, make your first payment at checkout and make scheduled monthly payments thereafter**.

No long-term contracts
The length of a lease plan is determined when you apply and can range from 6 to 24 months. Once all payments are made, the lease is complete and you own the device. You can also pay off your lease early without any penalties or future fees***.

Upgrade your phone when ready
If you’re up-to-date on your monthly payments you can cancel your lease at any time and upgrade your device by simply returning your current device in good working order to SmartPay. Once your phone is received your lease is cancelled and you’re free to get the new device you want.

*Strategy Analytics, North America Handset Vendor Market Share, Q2 2015
**$0 to 25% of your lease amount could be due when you complete checkout, a debit card is required.
***BuyOut Fees from 3.5% to 20% may apply depending on the lease-to-own payment plan you qualified for. This option is not available in NJ, MN, WI, and WY. Customers in NJ, MN, WI, and WY are offered a 12 month lease plan which renews annually. Your lease plan may be cancelled at any time. An early termination fee may be applied. You cannot own leased items in NJ, MN, WI, and WY. Instead you can cancel your lease at the end of the term, or you can renew at a lower cost.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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