Quick question about AT&T contract and credit check

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by exhibit.b, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. exhibit.b macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    A friend of mine wants to get an iphone but she will have to pay a 300 deposit. She doesn't want to do that. So if she buys an iphone off of craigslist or ebay can she get it activated through AT&T without paying a deposit?
  2. Katuls macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2009

    the deposit is for the monthly plan.
  3. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Unlock it and do pay as you go.

    Other than that, $300 is for phone service, which is likely to be the same or more for all other carriers.
  4. Private Dirt macrumors regular

    Private Dirt

    Jan 19, 2009
    Do it and then post up complaints about how much your monthly bills are. :D
  5. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Just to be clear, the deposit is required to activate service with AT&T. It is not iPhone 3G specific, your friend would have to pay the deposit for any post-paid account with AT&T.

  6. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    theres really nothing she can do unless she buys one off ebay or craigslist and unlocks it and do use a pay as you go plan. thats just how things are when you're young and have no credit or bad credit.
  7. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Although I already posted my response. Can I repeat other's response, so I can contribute again?
  8. Private Dirt macrumors regular

    Private Dirt

    Jan 19, 2009
    If her credit is bad then she has no business getting an iphone. that money should go towards getting her out of debt. Not only is there carrier fee but then there is apps fees after you get the phone. Tell your friend to be responsible and pay a delinquent bill.

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