credit checks are only required for postpaid plans. if you do not pass you can always go with prepaid through Virgin Mobile. depending on your usage and required features, prepaid may be cheaper than the postpaid plan as caller id and voicemail are included free of charge.
Case in point: just did a contract with a lady who has been asked $1,000 deposit at Bell and for us it was only a $150 spending cap (I was expecting at leat 50$ deposit :P). So yeah, if you have friends who have harsh conditions to get on a contract with another company, just send them to Virgin =)
Prepaid is to contract like a mistress is to a wife. No wonder so many people don't want contracts
Im new to these Credit Checks, I was asked by TELUS to pay a 1000$ Security Deposit last month and a couple of months before 200$. So if I went to Virgin would the security deposit be alot lower than these guys?
There's no guarantee it would be.... It really depends on the reasons their credit check system required the deposit....
Each carrier has different risk assessment guidelines with their credit checks... So while you may seem like a bigger risk at one, you may not be at another. Only way to know for sure is to give it a shot.
Just wondering if I go on the Virgin cell phone plan, and they run a credit check on me, then I start paying the monthly bills as they come in; if those payments are sent and registered to my credit report (Equifax and TransUnion).
Just looking to improve my credit report here with some registered #1's on my credit report.
Last question is Which network does Virgin use in North America? Telus, Rogers/Fido or Bell?