Need opinions on carrier desicions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stayblunted, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. stayblunted macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2012
    so i'm torn between activating a new line with Sprint ($80 monthly) and getting the iPhone5 for LTE coverage (i'm in NYC) or simply going no contract paying full price upfront and unlocking so I can stay on my mother's tmobile plan (currently pay $60 monthly) and waiting out for the 4g rollout supposedly coming later this year. the catch is that i'm 18 years old and I've been told it's a good idea to start up my own phone bill that way I can build my own credit. every other carrier is out of reach, unless their cheaper and similar better then tmobile.
  2. diamondschwin macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2002
    I think both options are a bit too much for you if you are trying to take this on at 18....

    the best deal you can get in your situation is a sim card from simple mobile (50 dollars, t mobiles network) and a Galaxy Nexus unlocked from google (only 350 and will work on t mobiles current 4G network)

    the galaxy nexus is a really nice deal. especially with simple mobile sim.
  3. stayblunted thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2012
  4. troy14 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2008
    Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
    I don't really think a phone bill builds up your credit anything significant. I wouldn't worry about that. That's what a credit card, car loans, etc. are for.
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    The way to have good credit is to own a couple of credit cards but not too many and start a history, and NEVER abuse them with big balances.

    Even with the tight credit as they all say, I'd bet high-interests CC still available. As long as ur not dumb to leave a balance at the end of each month, u don't pay any interest and helps toward your history.
  6. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Some on. Bumps are rude and often not tolerated on message boards.

    As to your question - get an iphone 4 or maybe 4s. Way less expensive.

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