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Sprint PCS credit checks?

JDigital

Jul 20, 2004, 11:37 AM
I had heard that they used to not even do credit checks... is that still the case, or is it just that they are way more lenient than everybody else? My friend wanted to buy Verizon from me, but her credit sucks, so I'm just checking around.
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phonepimp3376

Jul 20, 2004, 11:40 AM
In my experience having worked for most of them, Cingular has the most lenient credit checks that DON'T limit service. Sprint has a spending cap. T-Mobile will charge a higher activation fee and make them buy equipment outright, or limit them to certain plans.
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JDigital

Jul 20, 2004, 12:32 PM
Yeah, I'm aware of the T-Mobile SmartAccess plans, I sell them too. She doesn't want T-Mobile; she already had it. I just really need to know how lenient Spring really is.
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phonepimp3376

Jul 20, 2004, 12:37 PM
If they are still like they were when I sold em, they'll give a phone to almost anyone, but thay have a $125 spending cap. If she can live with that, and the coverage is good there, she should be okay.
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muchdrama

Jul 20, 2004, 12:50 PM
JDigital said:
I had heard that they used to not even do credit checks... is that still the case, or is it just that they are way more lenient than everybody else? My friend wanted to buy Verizon from me, but her credit sucks, so I'm just checking around.
When Circuit City was still pimping Sprint (August of 2003), the company was known for being pretty lenient when it came to credit checks. $125 deposits for HORRIBLE credit weren't unheard of.
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Big Poppa

Jul 23, 2004, 2:20 PM
I'd say the majority come back as $125 deposit w/ a $125 Account Spending Limit..

I have seen a few times, a $250 deposit w/ a $125 Account Spending Limit.

Never seen one above $250 though. And you credit has to be REALLy bad to get that high of a deposit.
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dsmith5237

Jul 25, 2004, 1:41 AM
The only $250 deposits required that I see are for write-off accounts when they've had service in the past and didn't pay their final bill and it was sent to collections. Those and potentially fraudulent accounts get the higher deposit. You can walk off the street with no credit record, not even a SS#(such as if you are an immigrant) and get Sprint with only a $125 deposit.
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BABYTHUG

Jul 25, 2004, 10:52 PM
If I had to put down a deposit for service I would still rather have a spending limit then not. I would hate to receive a bill that is more then 125 a month anyways. At least they would suspend my service or notify me before i get an outrageous bill.
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JDigital

Jul 26, 2004, 1:45 AM
She went ahead and signed up... after a miserable experience with an activations rep who (gasp) barely spoke English. The poor guy at Radio Shack was so frustrated that he seemed ready to spew obscenities into the phone. She got the spending limit, but somehow didn't need any deposit. I don't know if this was the upshot to dealing with a clueless rep, or if this is a common occurance, but she was pretty happy. The service has actually been quite good where she needs it also, so I'm glad.
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Big Poppa

Jul 28, 2004, 5:08 PM
I've seen it before.. were the credit is just good enuff to not have a deposit, but still have a spending limit.
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