08-01-2009 4:39 PM
Why does AT&T check credit history/score when opening a new account, require a $500 for someone without credit, but then not report to the credit agencies when I pay my bills on time? That upsets me greatly. I've had AT&T for over a year and this whole time I thought it was adding to my credit score. But apparently it does not.
If you don't care enough about my credit score to report when I pay my bills, then you should not care enough to check my credit when I open an account nor require a deposit if I lack a credit history. If there's someway I could sue you over this, I would. But I guess you're lucky with all your fine print and the fact that the government cares more about protecting companies with questionable practices than hard-working individuals.
08-01-2009 6:14 PM
AT&T will actually report to the credit bureaus if your account is ever written off for bad debt.
Is that "caring enough"?
All wireless carriers will check credit, even if they don't report to the bureaus regularly, why? Because people can run up thousands of dollars and then turn around and not pay their bill. Its all about risk assessment. Only way you're going to get around a credit check is to go prepaid, or get someone else to put the service in their name.
08-02-2009 1:39 PM
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