Is there a way to pay off a phone from a Telco within 12 months (with or without a plan)?
So my company covers my cellphone plan fees up to $100 a month, I only need to provide an invoice with my phone number on it from a Telco. But I realized I don't need the really expensive phone plans, not with great data-only plans around paired fongo/other VOIP offerings. So what I would really love to do is get a phone from a Carrier and pay the phone fees over say 12 months. The only problem is that the Telcos only sell high end phones with their top tier plans, on a 2 year contract. For example Freedom wouldn't give me an S10 with any plan less than their $60/month plan, with the contract lasting a minimum of 2 years. I would have really loved to have bought the phone, paid them the $100 bucks monthly and be done in a year, that way I can switch phones yearly.
Think of this as selective maximization ... Thanks ji2o0k
For me the most ideal option would have been a one year cellphone plan, but those are not offered by Telcos anymore. The next best thing would be to get a data only plan from a Telco and get the phone from them paying monthly, possibly up to $85/month. That way in 12 months the phone is about paid off, while I am still meeting the requirements from my company.
Does anyone know a way this scenario could work? I know Samsung offers an installment option, but I assume that might not pass muster with the billing department as Samsung isn't a recognized carrier.