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$1000.00 Iphone?

WHATEVERWORKS

Jun 12, 2009, 9:10 PM
Well at&t wants an 800.00 deposit from me since my ex screwed me over with the bill and I couldn't pay it...

im trying to rationalize that the iphone is worth 1000.00 and that having an 800.00 savings account for a year would be great...but im not so sure....

I doubt it...but I guess live and learn...food for thought....
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Burger Time

Jun 13, 2009, 7:40 PM
WHATEVERWORKS said:
Well at&t wants an 800.00 deposit from me since my ex screwed me over with the bill and I couldn't pay it...

im trying to rationalize that the iphone is worth 1000.00 and that having an 800.00 savings account for a year would be great...but im not so sure....

I doubt it...but I guess live and learn...food for thought....


Hhonestly, pay full price for the iPhone and go month to month with AT&T without signing a contract. You shouldn't have to pay a deposit then.
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colione112

Jun 14, 2009, 2:43 AM
You still have to perform a credit check since the phone isn't offered on prepaid and they won't sell it without service.
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Burger Time

Jun 14, 2009, 8:02 AM
colione112 said:
You still have to perform a credit check since the phone isn't offered on prepaid and they won't sell it without service.


Ah, in that case, I reccomend WHATEVERWORKS goes on eBay and buys an iPhone there and then go buy a Go Phone kit and activate it then put the SIM into the iPhone.
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AshDizzle

Jun 16, 2009, 5:28 PM
...and then you won't have an unlimited data plan or VVM on the iPhone. All they offer is 100 MB for 19.99 on gophone now.
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cbohsea

Jun 20, 2009, 9:55 AM
Ill sell you mine.
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canitbe

Jul 5, 2009, 11:56 AM
prepaid wont work AT ALL
u must have an iphone plan for the phone to even turn on.
go to apple thaty sell it out right then just pay month to month on post pay
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Sigma1570

Jun 14, 2009, 9:21 AM
Or, you could give them a fake name and fake social and when it comes back as a no hit you would pay a $500 deposit.
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WHATEVERWORKS

Jun 14, 2009, 7:29 PM
??? 🙄
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WHATEVERWORKS

Jun 15, 2009, 3:20 PM
😛
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Azeron

Jun 15, 2009, 7:47 PM
There is nothing like closing a $1000 deposit. (Back in the day. Now it is more like $400) On the one hand one feels so powerful. On the other hand one feels slightly guilty. But...the power wins in the end.
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WHATEVERWORKS

Jun 15, 2009, 9:54 PM
?
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MarkCohen

Jun 16, 2009, 12:23 AM
Or go with another carrier (like Sprint or T Mobile) that has little if any deposit, and get a much better phone that the iPhone.
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Burger Time

Jun 16, 2009, 7:07 AM
MarkCohen said:
Or go with another carrier (like Sprint or T Mobile) that has little if any deposit, and get a much better phone that the iPhone.


Go with T-Mobile and get the Blackberry curve 8900.
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AshDizzle

Jun 16, 2009, 5:29 PM
Burger Time said:


Go with T-Mobile and get the Blackberry curve 8900.

Or troll a forum and do nothing with your life at all.
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Iselltheshitoutofphones

Jun 16, 2009, 9:52 AM
How long ago did you have that account?

If the account has been warehoused or sold to a collection agency, 2 years from that date att can no longer hold that account against you. As long as your credit is ok, they will send you through the credit bueareas.

Anytime any of my customers come back with an $800 deposit, I always 2x check with our internal analyst review team to check the age of the old account.

Will
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AshDizzle

Jun 16, 2009, 5:30 PM
Interesting, I have heard that it's an $800 deposit regardless of time. Is there anywhere that has that in writing? TOS?
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Iselltheshitoutofphones

Jun 16, 2009, 9:32 PM
Ash,

I checked the TOS on the agent POS contracts, manual contracts, and terms of service inserts we put in the customers box. Nothing is said about a "statue of limitations" on how long a defaulted at&t/Cingular/SBMS/Dobson/AT&T Wireless, etc account can haunt you.

In the 5+ years in the biz I have never had an issue. Probably 30% of those $800 deposit customers of mine are cleared out with a $0 deposit due to age.

Wonder if it is a market dependent thing?

Will
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sultrypickle

Jun 30, 2009, 10:51 AM
While I can't say what you would need to do on this particular matter, you can save $50.00 if you sign up with an account without your social security number.

When someone visits the store and they don't have a social available they automatically have a $750.00 deposit that is due. This could save you some money on the deposit.

As far as the iPhone goes I wouldn't suggest purchasing at a third party vendor. While this would save you money in the beginning, if any manufacturer problems occur with the phone then you wouldn't be covered at all and you would be out that money. You would also be stuck in a 24 month agreement because you can't start new service with AT&T wireless without this agreement regardless of where you purchased the p...
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