Can Apple pull up a SPRINT credit check pass?

dontwalkhand

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I have a credit approval number, and a "tentative" account number & PIN from Sprint getting ready to claim them to buy the iPhone 5 from Apple on launch day.

Would Apple be able to use that credit check that Sprint already did for me? I mean I already have an account number and everything, so would the people at Apple be able to pull that right up? Would there be people from Sprint at the Apple store should I need any help buying the phone, and choosing a plan?

The guy at Sprint said that it would be best for me to buy it from a Sprint store, rather than Apple, however, I have friends who are going to wait in the line with me (we have fun every year or two doing this :)), who are buying the iPhone 5 on various services. For me, I am getting it on Sprint because of unlimited LTE data.

I mean I could always go to a Sprint store later, but whats to say they don't run out of iPhones? The carrier stores seem to run out of iPhones faster than Apple.

I have had about 50 Credit Inquiries already for various non-iPhone related things, and I really don't want more inquiries to hurt me getting an iPhone 5 on Sprint!
 
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eagandale4114

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I have a credit approval number, and a "tentative" account number & PIN from Sprint getting ready to claim them to buy the iPhone 5 from Apple on launch day.

Would Apple be able to use that credit check that Sprint already did for me? I mean I already have an account number and everything, so would the people at Apple be able to pull that right up? Would there be people from Sprint at the Apple store should I need any help buying the phone, and choosing a plan?

The guy at Sprint said that it would be best for me to buy it from a Sprint store, rather than Apple, however, I have friends who are going to wait in the line with me (we have fun every year or two doing this :)), who are buying the iPhone 5 on various services. For me, I am getting it on Sprint because of unlimited LTE data.

I mean I could always go to a Sprint store later, but whats to say they don't run out of iPhones? The carrier stores seem to run out of iPhones faster than Apple
For sprint and the 4s it was the other way around. The apple store was sold out in hours (online) but I ordered a week later from sprint(online) and still got it launch day.
 

andyx3x

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My guess is that what you got from Sprint wouldn't matter at the Apple Store. They would probably have to run through things the way they normally do.
 

lordofthereef

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With the 4S launch, representatives from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint were all present in the Apple store to help resolve potential issues. Whether this happens again remains to be seen.

Credit checks are tied to a name an a social. I would think they would be able to just run it at the Apple store at that point in time anyway.
 

dontwalkhand

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With the 4S launch, representatives from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint were all present in the Apple store to help resolve potential issues. Whether this happens again remains to be seen.

Credit checks are tied to a name an a social. I would think they would be able to just run it at the Apple store at that point in time anyway.
I already have a tentative account number and already passed it, would they be able to pull the approval up or would they have to run it again causing more inquries?
 

andyx3x

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I already have a tentative account number and already passed it, would they be able to pull the approval up or would they have to run it again causing more inquries?
I'm sure they'll have to run it again. Just go to a Sprint store if you're worried about it.
 

dontwalkhand

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I'm sure they'll have to run it again. Just go to a Sprint store if you're worried about it.
I know they would run it again if it isn't launch day. But on launch day they seem to have sprint reps available. Anyone else know of the process on launch day? I know day to day sales (not launch) they'll just tell me to go to Sprint. I just want to be able to get a phone on launch day, as well as be able to wait with my friends & gf in the Apple line.