Upgrading to 3GS - new depositum?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dakota558, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Dakota558 macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2009
    When I got my 3G last year, I had to pay a $500 depositum since I'm not an american citizen (I'm here on a visa) and did not have a SSN. I got this depositum refunded about 6 months ago.
    I'm considering buying the 3GS now in December, but do I then have to pay a new depositum? Since I've started working here in the US, I've got a SSN, but I don't have any credit history here.
  2. nalk7 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    No, I did what you want to do, and I didnt have to pay anything else
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    As long as you have an account with at&t and you just want to upgrade your phone on your line they shouldnt ask you for another deposit. Thats only for new customers.
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    It's called Security Deposit and it's only paid once (when you first open your AT&T account). Since it was refunded to you, that means, you are a good payer in AT&T's eyes. That means you can open more lines under your account and each one of them will not require a new Security Deposit.

    Now, back to the question at hand. If you get the 3GS, you will not need a new Security Deposit. All you are doing is upgrading your phone.

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