1. rob.humphrey123's Avatar
    I've been thinking about getting an iPhone for a while now and when I finally decided to take the plunge, after my iPod broke, I found out AT&T wants a deposit for the account. With the deposit and the cost of the phone I can't really afford the out of pocket expense.

    I was wondering if I bought a used iPhone if AT&T will still require the security deposit and two year contract for the service or can I go month to month with them because I didn't get the phone subsidy?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    02-24-2010 02:59 PM
  2. big9erfan's Avatar
    If they are asking for a security deposit, it's b/c your credit is pretty poor. I think to do anything other than a "pay as you go"/pre-pay type thing you'd need a security deposit as they don't think you'll pay your bill with your current credit.
    02-24-2010 03:33 PM
  3. flyingember's Avatar
    the security deposit is to make sure they have money for the usage fees if you don't pay. you'll likely still get this even if you get the phone elsewhere.
    02-24-2010 04:00 PM
  4. ryanwmurray's Avatar
    That's weird. Asking for a security deposit doesn't ensure they keep your business as long as you're on month to month.
    04-29-2010 03:31 PM
  5. Cypek's Avatar
    The best mobile ;d
    05-07-2010 05:36 PM
  6. maclover#IM's Avatar
    dont by it used if tis warranty is no good
    05-08-2010 09:20 AM
  7. iphoneattic1979's Avatar
    Strange, security desposit. I thought about getting one but why would they ask for a security desposit?
    05-14-2010 02:18 PM
  8. Sammie's Avatar
    Used phones are always so unreliable, I'd pay the extra buck and get a new one if I wanted to use it myself.
    06-02-2010 07:20 AM
  9. Mr Qwak's Avatar
    Make sure the wifi is working and battery life is half decent; I came a cropper on both counts with my used iPhone 2G.
    06-03-2010 07:54 AM