Apple Upgrade Program-Getting Started

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NeXT MacRumors, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. NeXT MacRumors macrumors member

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    Hi I was wondering if credit score matters when doing the Apple Upgrade Program, as I just received a credit card (new credit cards have a credit score of zero). Also would we pay for tax upfront for the entire device?

    Also I am wondering if we have to stick with the big 4 carriers (Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T) if we do the iPhone Upgrade Program.

    If we do have to stick with them, and I choose T-Mobile, would it be fine if I do the prepaid plan or do I have to get a 2 year contract?
     
  2. Joe1602 macrumors regular

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    Ummm....that's not how credit works.
     
  3. trulytracy macrumors newbie

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    There are a couple of long threads about both of these topics already, both filled with a lot of educated guesses. Check them out. In summary, though, there will be a credit check that will likely look at your credit score but the requirements probably won't be very stringent. We have been given a lot of conflicting info about whether you can activate an Upgrade Program phone on a carrier other than the Big 4. Apple Chat reps are giving out different answers. Some folks have heard that you have to activate on the Big 4 before you walk out of the store. Personally, I want to buy an Upgrade Program phone and activate on US Cellular. Once, chat told me I could. Once, chat told me I couldn't. My suspicion is that the official answer is 'no' but they will still do it for me because it will be obvious I am not buying the phone to resell it to China.

    Check out the threads about the Upgrade Program for all the details. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    The fact that they said they will do a credit check means that something about that credit check matters. You are accentually taking out a perpetual lone from them.

    Also. It is impossible to have a credit score of Zero if you have a credit card. Go to Credit karma and sign up for a free account and see what its at.
     
  5. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    good luck in trying too get a phone from apple or AT&T or verizon or from any one else if you have a credit score of 0 you need too have at lest vary good credit too get a phone from AT&T or any one else
     

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