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So I plan on upgrading to the 3G S and going on a contract, but the security deposit is $750. Smiley Surprised

 

I've had my Pick your plan, pay as you go, on auto-pay since I've had my phone (14 months, or more) and I'm willing to sign up for auto-pay for the length of the 2 year contract; can anyone help me out with suggestions on how to get that $750 reduced or eliminated?

 

Thanks!

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Or does anyone know the Security Deposit process... such as do I get that back after 6 months or the 12 months of good payment?
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Wow, don't you  have credit card?  Is that why they want a security deposit?  I never heard of this before?  Anyone else?
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The only way that I can think of is having a co-signer. I had to put an additional $500 down for my iPhone 3G in which I will receive after 12 months for good payments..
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I paid off my $300 dollar AT&T bill (Cingular back then) from 2004 in late Febuary and decided to apply for new service and was told that I needed to pay a $750 dollar deposit.  And then I tried applying again last night and pre-ordered the new 3G S and was approved with no deposit required.  I'm guessing I got the green light this time was because I just purchased a new home and my credit score was lifted. 
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invalidbassist wrote:

So I plan on upgrading to the 3G S and going on a contract, but the security deposit is $750. Smiley Surprised

 

I've had my Pick your plan, pay as you go, on auto-pay since I've had my phone (14 months, or more) and I'm willing to sign up for auto-pay for the length of the 2 year contract; can anyone help me out with suggestions on how to get that $750 reduced or eliminated?

 

Thanks!


 

If you don't have good credit history OR if you have NO credit history, AT&T will make you pay a security deposit.

 

The cost of the deposit varies from person to person and depends on a lot of things. If you've ever been late or defaulted on a CC payment, it's unlikely AT&T will lift or change the deposit amount.

 

As stated by another poster, you'll get your deposit back after 12 months of excellent payment history with AT&T. If you're late or miss payments during that time, they'll extend the time they hold your deposit.

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Jgreeny220 wrote:
The only way that I can think of is having a co-signer. I had to put an additional $500 down for my iPhone 3G in which I will receive after 12 months for good payments..

 

Attm does not do co-signers unfortuantely.
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Ive seen several post about a security deposit to get an iphone. So If I am not a current AT&T customer and have bad credit, does that mean I have to pay a deposit to get att service and an additional deposit for the iphone?

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If you're already a postpaid customer in good standing, you shouldn't have to put down any additional money to get an iPhone.

 

 


SLC2010 wrote:

Ive seen several post about a security deposit to get an iphone. So If I am not a current AT&T customer and have bad credit, does that mean I have to pay a deposit to get att service and an additional deposit for the iphone?


 

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