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WHAT if you buy the iphone and your credit check denies you??

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What if you buy the iphone for $600....get home open it up, call ATT....and then are DENIED a contract because your credit is BAD?

Are you then stuck with an open useless iphone???

I hear there is a hack now to use the ipod and wifi features....but what if apple blocks that. Can you even return your opened iphone?? Or are you stuck with a $600 cool looking paperweight??

Me personally am going to wait for the next generation ipod with touchscreen and wifi. But I doubt that Steve will release such an ipod for a looooooong time so as not to steal the iphone's thunder.

Which sucks, because you KNOW apple can make such an ipod....with a 30 gig hard drive, touch screen and 30gig hard drive right now.

Bummer. :-)
post #2 of 12
You go month to month instead of a 2 year contract and get somewhat less minutes for the same price as the 2 year.
post #3 of 12
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But there is no "month to month" option according to the apple site.
post #4 of 12
Why would you open it? lol.
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post #5 of 12
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You HAVE to open it to activate it.
post #6 of 12
If you suspect you might fail the credit check, you could buy it from an AT&T store, as they do a pre-check as part of the sale.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by regan View Post

you KNOW apple can make such an ipod....with a 30 gig hard drive, touch screen and 30gig hard drive right now.

I wonder which will come first...

Leopard (definitely scheduled for October, day unknown)
or,
6th gen iPod (traditionally, new generations/half generations have been announced October/November).

My money's on an earlier than normal iPod revamp, but Apple may be waiting to see if iPhone sales start trailing off before they decide.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by regan View Post

What if you buy the iphone for $600....get home open it up, call ATT....and then are DENIED a contract because your credit is BAD?

Are you then stuck with an open useless iphone???

I hear there is a hack now to use the ipod and wifi features....but what if apple blocks that. Can you even return your opened iphone?? Or are you stuck with a $600 cool looking paperweight??

Me personally am going to wait for the next generation ipod with touchscreen and wifi. But I doubt that Steve will release such an ipod for a looooooong time so as not to steal the iphone's thunder.

Which sucks, because you KNOW apple can make such an ipod....with a 30 gig hard drive, touch screen and 30gig hard drive right now.

Bummer. :-)

NO ONE gets denied...they just have to pay a deposit...as a salesman a few years ago, I saw fees from $50 to $700 depending on the phone, the package and the credit score.

I once sold a phone to a bankrupt, jobless single mom (who just moved and would be better served from a $30 cell plan than a $25 landline) after sweet talking the carrier from a $200 deposit to a $50 deposit...anything to close the deal!

If your line doesn't get shut off for like 10 months, your deposit is automatically credited to your account, but they just earn interest on it for 10 months


Remember, cell phones and landlines are utilities, thus they cant deny service, just like the electric company, they can charge deposits to protect themselves, but they cant deny service.
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post #9 of 12
You can also return the iPhone within 14 days. But there is a 10% repackaging fee if opened.
post #10 of 12
lol , onlooker good reply
post #11 of 12
If you have terrible credit then buying an iPhone or any "extras" is insain! get out of debt, the man (Visa, AMEX, Citibank) want to keep you down, as all-but-slaves...dont let them...when you have no, or little debt then you can start having fun
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post #12 of 12
Month-to-month. No contract.

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/07/01/prepa...in-a-nutshell/

All the people who want an iPhone just for the iPod/WiFi, this is your option. Just prepay for 1 month of service, and quit.

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