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Old 06-09-2009, 02:23 AM
 
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I'm going to be moving to NYC in July from the UK, and so won't have any credit history when I first arrive. I'll have a home address, and a job which pays reasonably well. Will this prevent me getting a standard cellphone contract? (And no, it isn't a coincidence that I ask this the day after the new iPhones are announced )
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I'm going to be moving to NYC in July from the UK, and so won't have any credit history when I first arrive. I'll have a home address, and a job which pays reasonably well. Will this prevent me getting a standard cellphone contract? (And no, it isn't a coincidence that I ask this the day after the new iPhones are announced )
No you should not have any problems. If your credit was bad then it would be another problem. However, since you do not have any credit you should be ok.

Best of luck,

nycricanpapi
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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Hi there,

I moved over from London in January. At first I got a pay as you go phone, but that worked out to be really expensive so I tried to get a contract. Since I had no credit history, I had to put down a deposit which will be refunded in a year. I think the amount depends on which phone you choose, and since you have your eye on a new iphone, it may well be up to $500. That was pretty much the response I got from all the big providers. Hope that helps!

On another note, what brings you over here? Let me know if you need more info; would be happy to help!
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:32 PM
 
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I'm going to be moving to NYC in July from the UK, and so won't have any credit history when I first arrive. I'll have a home address, and a job which pays reasonably well. Will this prevent me getting a standard cellphone contract? (And no, it isn't a coincidence that I ask this the day after the new iPhones are announced )
Worst case scenario is you'll have to pay a deposit. You should get the deposit back (with a little interest) after 1 year of no late payments.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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You might want to look at the prepaid side. With Metro PCS you get UNLIMITED use for $45 a month and there is another service that offers 1000 minutes for $30 a month with no contracts.
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Old 08-01-2009, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Everywhere USA
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Default I'm late to this question but try cricket

It's 50 dollars/month unlimited text & minutes - can't go wrong w/that to start

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