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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by APPLEFAN8, Jun 9, 2010.
Thanks a lot security deposit! , oh well I get it back in a year when I pay my bill on time.
howd you find that out?
ya howd u find that out?
Bad credit huh...
I went to AT&T she did a credit check and since I signed up for a credit card and I don't know if i'm approved yet she said its 500 dollars for the security deposit. So I may just pre-order it from that at&t store.
ATT has a $500 dollar deposit for those with no credit or subpar credit. When I broke off of my ex's contract and started my own last August I paid the same price as the OP for my 3GS.
I havent had any late charges to my bill since its birth and should be getting that $500 back late august/early september.
I will say to the OP that when it comes time to get your deposit back, make sure you contact ATT for it. A service rep was thorough on telling me to make sure I contact them, as they wont just send it to you.
They are definitely hoping you will forget about it so they can keep the money.
Did you already own a iphone or is this your 1st iphone cus now i am worried haha i got money for the upgrade but not for a deposit that big.
Thanks, I definitely am very responsible with my funds and keep track of every dollar with my online banking. I will not forget about that 500 dollars, that is for sure.
First, i'm switching to AT&T from my parents Verizon family plan. I've waited 3 years for it to come to verizon, I am sick of waiting. I'm 19 and can have my own account so why not!
You are going to run into the same problem. The issue lies in the activation of the AT&T account and not where you buy it.
I understand that, the lady gave me her card. So since I discussed it with her I may just pre-order it from her at that store.
No, I don't have credit yet. I've been working on getting a credit card though.
oh okay phew im good now.
Surely you would be better off building credit rather than having AT&T hold $500 for a year. AT&T doesn't report to the credit bureaus, unless you don't pay of course.
She said since it is a reoccurring bill I am building credit. So come June 24th i'll finally have an iphone and no more waiting!
yeah I know lol, Im good with bills and online banking and paying. I will just used my checking for bill paying.
In Europe the price is 699 (~ $839) for the 32GB iPhone 4, so can't exactly say it seems outrageous
How can I get a credit check performed on me before I preorder it? I do not want order it just to find out I have to put a 500$ deposit to activate it. I'm 19 I have some credit (All good) but not much....
Like I said. I have AT&T for three years and they have never reported to the credit bureaus, as evidenced by my monthly credit reports.
Go to the AT&T store, bring your license and have your social memorized. Well I have had mine memorized for a couple years but than in about 5 minutes they will tell you.
can they do it over the phone?
No you're not. Utilities don't report to credit bureaus unless you don't pay. Sucks, but that's life.
oh well, companies are always getting people for something nowadays anyway.
No they need proof you are them, so they need to see ID and such.
I had to do that with sprint (or what ever it was called at the time) in 1996because I was in college at the time and had no credit history.
I almost forgot about it but it was pretty cool when I go the deposit refund!! felt kinda like when you find 10 bucks in your jeans but times 50
Thanks for the college memories,, I made (BEER!!!) good use of that money!
I'd like to know what their ceiling number is for people who need to pay a deposit. I never had to 7 years ago with Verizon. This year when I moved to Virginia and bought a house, the utilities company made me though...I just think they had stupid high standard. I track my credit score on creditkarma.com and last month when I checked it, I was at 723. Not the best...but by no means bad. We'll see when I sign up I guess.
Ha I have bad credit, they tell me my deposit will be $750.
Well that makes me feel a little better. Are you still getting it even with that in the way?