Will Apple be able to use AT&T pre-qualified credit check?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dansante, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. dansante macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2007
    I had my credit run at AT&T last week, but I'm thinking about going to an Apple Store to buy my iPhone tomorrow. Does anyone know if Apple be able to use the pre-qualified credit check confirmation number AT&T gave me? Or will they have to run my credit again?
  2. citron230 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    I was told yes by my local apple store. bring it with you.
  3. dansante thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2007
    Great, thanks. This will be good to know even if I head to AT&T in the morning, in case they run out - I'll know I can just head to Apple without taking another hit on my credit by doing so.
  4. DimeTech macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2003
    I went in there last week and got my credit checked. I guess I zoned out because I forgot to ask for the confirmation code. So I hit em up when I got home and they said I didn't need a code; the credit inquiry says in the system at least 30 days. I hope they can pull it up at the apple store if I decide to go there over att...either way they can just run it again I guess, with the same result, no deposit.
  5. dansante thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2007
    It turns out Apple is NOT able to use the pre-qualified number I got from AT&T. Luckily, I asked the Apple rep only a few minutes after I got in line. Unluckily, I then went to an AT&T store, which sold out with about 10 people ahead of me in line.

    Normally I guess it wouldn't be a big deal to have my credit run twice, but I'm planning to move shortly and need to keep my score as high as possible. Also, I had anticipated paying a deposit and think part of the reason that I didn't owe one was because I told the rep running the check that I have AT&T home phone service. He asked me for that phone number as part of the check, and I suspect having paid that bill on time for 10 years probably worked in my favor. Not sure it would be the same result at Apple, and I didn't want to wait in line for hours to find out.

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