Pre-Paid Mobiles..

United States
December 20, 2006 1:59pm CST
Hi, I was thinking about getting a prepaid mobile phone. I have bad credit from a Cingular phone (I don't know where to send the money), so I was wondering if they check your credit history and everything when you get a prepaid phone? Thank you.
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6 responses
@saphire539 (1641)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I have used virgin mobile prepaid phone for years now you can buy them from stores like Wal-Mart or KMart and then you buy the top up card which is 20.00,30.00 or 50.00.You don't have to go through any credit checks with it and you can either top up when you want or get on a plan and top up with at least a 50.00 card a month thats what i do it works great.
@missinghim (1339)
• United States
20 Dec 06
no, they don't run your credit when you are getting a prepaid phone since you are giving them the cash in advance.
@bam001 (941)
• United States
20 Dec 06
My mom walked into Dollar General and bought a tracfone...no questions asked. She has to buy minutes periodically, but there was no credit check or any type of paperwork to fill out. The minutes do cost more than if you had a cell plan, but for her, she comes out better because the phone is for emergencies only.
@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
20 Dec 06
nope. they dont' check for your past postpaid history. it's a different thing. you can start using your prepaid phone as soon as you want to.
@tildy12 (760)
• United States
20 Dec 06
They dont check your credit history for prepaid phones,Tmobile has a prepaid phone that you can purchase at Stores like Walgreens and Rite aid all you have to do is pay at the register nothing more
• United States
20 Dec 06
I went through that several years back. I had bad credit and needed a cell phone. I got a GO Phone, by ATT. They didn't check my credit, but did require a bank account/debit card, in order for them to deduct the monthly fee. I never had any problems with the GO phone. It was a great plan for me. I don't have it anymore, because I don't need a cell phone now, but if I did, I would still go with them.