How to pay for your smartphone without a contract
The cost of a smartphone isn’t a big deal in the US anymore, but that doesn’t mean it’s a cheap option.
The latest version of the iPhone is available for as little as $649 without a monthly contract, a deal that will still be available to customers with one.
And even if you don’t have a contract, you’ll still be able to buy the device for as much as $999 without a credit card, even though it requires an annual agreement.
But how do you get the cheapest smartphone in the world without a smartphone contract?
According to a recent report from IHS Markit, the average price of a new smartphone dropped 10 percent from its July 2015 peak, to $499.