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

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    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

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    I was told yes by my local apple store. bring it with you.
     
  3. dansante thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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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