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Discussion in 'Sprint' started by diablokiller18, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. diablokiller18

    Thread Starter

    Hi everyone I need some help I currently have a ATT go phone which I am sick of and it ends today and I got my pay check and was looking into a 2 year contract with sprint to get the evo my question is when do you have to pay the first bill? I Heard you get a 30 day trial but do you have to buy a plan for that to happen or do you get billed after the month or between it I am really confused about this part the main reason I want to know is because I only have $260 mainly enough to buy the phone and a lady at best buy told me I wont have to worry about a bill for a month is this true? Thanks =)

  2. diablokiller18

    Thread Starter

    Anyone know =/ when I go to best buy to pick up the evo do I have to buy a plan or do they bill it to me a month after activation?
  3. sagedil

    sagedil Android Expert

    They bill you. But expect first bill about double what the rest will be.
  4. diablokiller18

    Thread Starter

    Do they bill you right away or after a few weeks because I wont have enough money until 2 more weeks, Thanks
  5. eric3316

    eric3316 Android Enthusiast

    You should get a bill at the end of your first cycle......Then you have a week or 2 before it is due. This is of course if you are approved for an account that a deposit is not required.
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  6. diablokiller18

    Thread Starter

    So say I buy the phone tomorrow when do you think I will have to pay my bill? Also what do you mean if I am approved for an account?
  7. novarider

    novarider Android Enthusiast

    You should get the first bill in about 3 weeks. Sprint like every cell phone company that does contracts will check your credit to see if you are required to give a deposit before they give you a phone at the contract price.
  8. diablokiller18

    Thread Starter

    Sorry I am new to this, How do they do a credit check as in I don't understand how it works because I never used a credit card just a suntrust visa card
  9. jasonacg

    jasonacg Well-Known Member

    When you apply for service, they will ask for your contact info, SSN, and a few other things. They will then check your credit, and based on payment history, you will have one of the following:

    1) For good credit, no deposit, and no spending limit.
    2) For not-so-good credit or no credit history, a deposit of up to $250 will be required, and a spending limit of between $125 and $250. After a minimum of 12 months' on-time payment, your deposit will be credited back to your account, and you can have them review your account, to see if they will remove the spending limit.

    Whatever the outcome, it can't be negotiated. It is what it is.

    As for your bill's due date, it all depends on the billing cycle that you fall into. There's no way of knowing that until the account is open. If your billing cycle is within a few days of activation, you'll be charged for the number of days in that current cycle, plus the next full month in advance, plus activation fees and tax. The more days between activation and end of the billing month, the higher your first bill will be, but also the later your first due date will be. Whenever it comes, you'll have about 14 days to pay the bill. And yes, because of the prorated month and the activation fee, expect your first bill to be much larger than the rest.

    Be very careful if you have a spending limit! The limit is based on all charges on the account. So if you have a $125 limit for example, and your first bill has a $36 activation fee, a $69 plan, taxes and fees, you're going to be close to your spending limit right away. Be prepared to make a payment on your account (at least the activation fee) when you buy your phone, so you have a little more room under your limit. Once you reach your limit, your service may be suspended until a payment is made.

    I know it's a lot to take in if you're new to a phone service with a contract, but I hope this helps.

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