Do you need a credit card to buy a prepaid cellphone?

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  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

    maclover001

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    I'm about to buy my first cell phone. I'm not a huge talker, so I'm going for prepaid.

    I don't own a credit card, so I'll have to pay by debit.

    Is it as simple as walking into the Virgin store, buying the phone and a prepaid card, and activating it, or will I need to use my parents credit card (with permission of course :D ) to activate?

    Thanks
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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  3. JBazz macrumors 6502

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    No credit carded needed with Virgin Mobile. You can pay with prepaid cards, debit card, bank account and even paypal.

    I have virgin mobile because I am always loosin my phone. Even with insurance, a new phone with sprint was 50 bucks and you had to have it mailed to you. I can find virgin phones all day long on sale for ten dollars.
     
  4. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    maclover001

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    I'm in Vancouver, Canada.

    Trying to find a sub-$70 phone that isn't butt-ugly. Pantec - YUCK.
     
  5. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    nope , dont need CC.


    Virgin Mobile is good, I have two phones with them.

    Though the 7/11 one is pretty good too from what I hear

    Do NOT get Telus or Bell brands
     

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