Consumers Looking for Laptop Payment Plans with No Spyware are Welcome at UpgradeUSA

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Recent FTC Complaint Against Rent-To-Own Software Aligns with UpgradeUSA’s Strategy of Putting Customers and Their Privacy First

We encourage customers who are fed up with these creepy tactics to take their business to a company that will treat them with the respect they deserve.

UpgradeUSA, a leading online computer leasing company that helps its customers build better credit with every payment, today pointed to a recent decision by the Federal Trade Commission to affirm that the company’s no-spyware policy is a far better choice that local rent-to-own stores for customers looking for laptops on payment plans.

“We firmly believe in the FTC’s statement against rent-to-own companies that use spyware to invade the privacy of their customers. This is a policy that we find atrocious. UpgradeUSA will continue to stand by its policy of never using spyware to invade the privacy of our customers,” said Jon Weisblatt, Founder and CEO, UpgradeUSA.

“We encourage customers who are fed up with these creepy tactics to take their business to a company that will treat them with the respect they deserve.”

UpgradeUSA offers consumers in 27 states – including some of the hardest-hit areas of the US recession, such as Michigan, Florida and Arizona – access to an online program that provides them with a chance to make monthly payments on a laptop computer at a reasonable payment plan. By reporting each payment to all three credit bureaus, the company is committed to helping customers in their efforts to start building a history of good credit.

UpgradeUSA works with a wide variety of consumers, including students, teachers, entrepreneurs, and others looking to manage their spending on a budget. The company’s online-only laptop payment plans start as low as $55/month, and unlike other companies, prices at UpgradeUSA do not change based on a customer’s credit score.

These laptop payment plans are extremely fair and flexible, making for an affordable quality alternative to traditional rent-to-own, financing, and layaway.

Availability by State
UpgradeUSA’s online-only laptop payment plan services are now available for qualified customers in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.

How People Can Qualify
To participate in the program, interested people should visit where they can click on the “Apply Today” button and complete a short, 2-minute application on a secure site. They should expect an email response within one business day. UpgradeUSA ships after the first customer payment.

After approved customers make their first payment and schedule subsequent monthly payments, UpgradeUSA quickly ships the computer that the customer ordered. Customers can make and schedule all payments securely online via debit or credit cards.

About UpgradeUSA
UpgradeUSA helps solve a leading question for a growing number of U.S. consumers: How do I build credit? The company addresses this through the online leasing of new and refurbished mobile computers, with each monthly customer payment reported to all three major U.S. credit bureaus. Customers can choose to end their lease and return their computer at any time after a few months, or can purchase it early at any time during the lease process, with no penalty. Our program is available in a growing number of states across the U.S. UpgradeUSA is privately held and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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