Originally Posted by regan
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.
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.