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    T-Mobile for a newcomer (Canadian)?

    Hey there everyone! So I was searching the internet for companies that will give a phone line to a newcomer without much US credit. I used to live in the US some 8 years ago(!) but I cancelled all my cards and accounts when I moved back to Canada and didnt think that I would ever go back. However I couldnt see the future and now I am going back temporarily. So amongst the many things I have to do is get a phone connection. I used to have T-Mobile but I am assuming that I no longer have a credit file in the US.

    Now this is where things get interesting. I searched the web and found that Verizon can check a person's Canadian credit file and open a line for them. Can T-Mobile do that too? I have my own phone so I am not looking to buy a phone on contract - just a month to month line. If a deposit is needed that ok *within reason*, I am not willing to deposit $500+ for just a phone line. I travel often so I need the international roaming service.

    Any suggestions?

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    Why not get a prepaid ? Many include Canada

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    Well I do need the international roaming. I would also like to build a credit file in the US so I prefer billing. :-)

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    Well... If you have a US social... Look it up. Also, give TMo a call to find what your options are

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    Quote Originally Posted by formercanuck View Post
    Well... If you have a US social... Look it up. Also, give TMo a call to find what your options are

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    I do have a US social. Look what up - I didnt get it. You mean to say just walk into a store and try to activate a line anyway and see how it goes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtachx View Post
    I do have a US social. Look what up - I didnt get it. You mean to say just walk into a store and try to activate a line anyway and see how it goes?
    You are entitled to look up your credit reports once per year from each of the credit bureaus. Here's some information from the Federal Trade Commission. https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-pro...-credit-report
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    Quote Originally Posted by xtachx View Post
    I do have a US social. Look what up - I didnt get it. You mean to say just walk into a store and try to activate a line anyway and see how it goes?
    You can also go online, order the 3 in 1 SIM kit for $25. If you select the "average credit" button, it should run your credit at that time. You would need a U.S. address for them to ship the SIM card to.

    If you pass the credit check, then you can get onto the postpaid plan that has the international roaming.

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    I have T-Mobile postpaid service and I live in Canada... (I don't use it in Canada, only for my US trips, data only). So it should be possible, especially since you actually have a US social security number.
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    I’m told your social never changes so your old one might still work - mine does and I was only a temp resident for 2 years and opened a brand new t mobile account a year after the expiry on my SSN card without any issue and wasn’t required to pay a deposit either and I was adding 3 lines with handsets

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