My credit isn't stellar, not terrible but it's not amazing. Anyway a year or so ago maybe more when Wind was newer I tried to sign up for pay after but it was declined due to credit. I remember people on here posting saying they have amazing credit and were declined as well.
Since then I signed up with Bell Mobility and was approved with no issue at all. I'd like to get a phone on a tab but not if it means another impossible credit check where I'll get a big hit and just be declined. Just wondering if they have relaxed at all their credit checks as I know they were super hard to pass before?
I signed up for a "Pay After" account in January of 2010, and I wasn't even aware of it taking any appreciable time while I was in the store.
Although I hear that WIND's requirements for qualification may have relaxed somewhat.
Would there be a "downside" with trying again?
Quite a few people found it Impossible to comprehend with their excellent credit why Wind would turn them down. The topic was a hot one 300+ posts all in all. Maybe it is easier now that Vimpelcom owns them? Worth a try?
Last edited by rockjock; 05-02-2012 at 02:43 PM.
i don't recall ever having a credit check done. bought the sim, did the online form with the wind rep, and i was up and running within the hour.
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Perhaps they have the credit standard really high, because its very easy to use the pay-before service instead. I guess it would help with collections or other types of fraud, seeing how Wind is a newer company, and doesn't want to devote many resources to these departments. I kind of like the wind pay-before system, considering the phone plans are not expensive anyways. Also with pay-before, there are no surprises when the bill comes, say if you were roaming in the USA. If I load $5 when traveling to the US, the service will stop when I run out of money. I won't come home and realize I spent a lot more then I actually wanted.
K was approved no problem this time Got the Bold 9790 for $49 on the $40 plan, it's a sweet phone so far (for a BlackBerry that is). I told him I was declined a year ago and he even said I'm sure they can make it work this time.
OP, when you were refused, were you given at least a required security deposit (as is customary in cases of poor credit ratings) or simply a flat-out denial of service???
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I think I was 21 when I did wind's credit check when they first opened, so it can't be too hard, can it?
So up until late 2010, the credit check was difficult to pass, the tabs were introduced at this time and the criteria was lowered a bit, but not much and as WIND got their back-end together, the credit scoring required to get a tab became more lax. It's near or slightly above industry average now.