Bad credit but purchased phones outright, can I start lines without a contract?

Bad credit but purchased phones outright, can I start lines without a contract?

I made quite a few mistakes just getting out of high school, and have bad credit, and now paying the price. I am wondering, since I own two iPhone 4s that were purchased outright, can I start a no-contract line of service with AT&T? Since I am not planning on using any subsidies with AT&T, just need them for service, and they are the only ones with 3G....pretty much some type of prepaid solution, that doesn't involve overages (like what T-Mobile used to have)

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ACE - Professor

Re: Bad credit but purchased phones outright, can I start lines without a contract?

Hi redlightgreenar.

Welcome to the forums!

Im afraid that AT&T does not officially support the iPhone (all models) for use on the prepaid network.

Although you have bought the two devices, you would still need a contract to use the devices to their full potential. Smiley Wink
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Professor

Re: Bad credit but purchased phones outright, can I start lines without a contract?

You can try to sign up for postpaid service.  Since you are bringing your own equipment, maybe the requirements are different.

 

Postpaid service is available on a month-to-month basis without a contract.

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Employee

Re: Bad credit but purchased phones outright, can I start lines without a contract?

Even if using postpaid with no contract they do a credit check
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Contributor

Re: Bad credit but purchased phones outright, can I start lines without a contract?

A $500 deposit will waive the credit check.
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