Setting up AT&T accounts after moving from UK to U.S.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rojo, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Rojo macrumors 65816

    Rojo

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    Friends of mine are moving from the UK to Ann Arbor, Michigan in a couple of weeks. They plan on getting new iPhones -- but are having a bit of trouble. It appears they were told at the very last minute they need a U.S. credit card first.

    Anyone else here move from the U.K. (or elsewhere) to the States, and had trouble getting an AT&T account? My friends were hoping to have iPhones immediately upon arrival, but realize now it could take a while. Anyone know how long it would take them to get a U.S. credit card? (I haven't owned a credit card myself in over a decade, and don't know anything about them anymore).

    Also....anyone happen to know what AT&T service is like in Ann Arbor??

    Thanks in advance to anyone who has answers!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    The problem is, they have no credit history in the US, and so will probably fail the credit check when ATT runs one. They may then be asked to pay a deposit to ATT to be held as a guarantee on their monthly payments.
     
  3. Rojo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Rojo

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    That blows. You know how much the deposit might be?
    Getting the iPhones is important enough to them, so they may be willing to pay...
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    I've heard it can be as much as $500.
     

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