Please help!!! Buying an iPhone (hopefully)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Vincent228, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Vincent228 macrumors newbie

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    Ok hi everyone! I'm 17 and have a job as a cashier I make alittle over $300 every 2 weeks. I want an iPhone sooo bad but I've been reading and even called the 800 number for AT&T and they also said you have to be 18 but I've been reading around here and there are some people that said they're AT&T store didn't care if they were under 18 and still let them buy the iPhone and plan. I want the iPhone 4 with the 74.99$ a month plan I will have the money to buy the iPhone ($199) and the money for the plan per month and the activation fee. I have a checkings and savings account and a visa debit card... I don't know if that helps with anything. Can some please help as to what I should do???!?!?
     
  2. 184550 Guest

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    I believe with ATT you must 18 in order to sign the contract.

    You also have to submit to a credit check.

    Even if you manage to get past the first two items, you'll most likely be charged a rather large deposit fee as you'll have very little, if any, credit history.
     
  3. Lunarnova macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure AT&T is saying age of 18 because by law minors cannot legally sign or be held to a contract which is exactly what you would be doing by purchasing a phone for $199. Only way around it is to have a parent/relative add you to their plan.
     
  4. Resevdog macrumors regular

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    Lunarova is correct. It's not an arbitrary rule, its a legal issue where contracts are concerned.
     

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