04-21-2013 09:47:31 AM
This may be a little complicated, but I'm a US citizen that has been living outside of America for the last 17 years. I'll be returning to go to college and need to buy a phone. I recently opened an account with PNC and I have a visa debit card. I'm 18 and the account is in my name. Does this count as a form of credit? As in can they run a credit check using that card? If not what kind of deposit can I be expecting to pay for a plan for an iphone 5 with unlimited talk and text?
04-21-2013 09:58:39 AM
Most customers who have just moved to the US from overseas have complained about having a $500 security deposit required by AT&T. More than likely, your situation will be considered similarly by AT&T, but you may do better (or worse). I hate to say it, but you should probably be prepared for a fairly hefty security deposit, and then at the worst, you will be pleasantly surprised by a smaller one.
04-21-2013 12:25:25 PM
When I first got my cell phone (dumb phone) from verizon, I had no credit, so I had to pay them around $400 for deposit also. Never left USA.
04-21-2013 01:42:23 PM
Did you get the deposit back?
Approximately 12 months later, if you where late on payments or suspended service the amout is deducted that you owe is deducted from the deposit
04-21-2013 07:43:58 PM
It was awhile back, do not remember excactly, I got something back from verizon. But I was current on my bills and did not do the ETF.