1. clownberg's Avatar
    I would love to get this phone however unfortunately I have terrible credit.I read somewhere that perhaps if I gave a deposit of say $500 they would let me sign a 2 yr agreement.Would I get the $199 phone price.Could i do this deposit through best buy on June 4(I pre-ordered the phone) or do I need to do the deposit through a Sprint store ? Does anyone have any info on this ?
    05-18-2010 09:48 PM
  2. Saepak's Avatar
    I was told you can call the Customer Service line. 1.800.639.6111 and they can do a credit check over the phone. Just make sure they know that you are wanting to buy the EVO and you want to start the process now, but don't want to finialize the account, or you can go into a sprint store and they can do it there. Either way you do it they will tell you how much you will need to get the EVO. This is from a friend that works in a Sprint store. I am calling him while he is at work tomorrow to do the same thing.
    05-18-2010 09:56 PM
  3. Sincere_2010's Avatar
    You can also do the same exact thing with Best Buy. They have the ability to do everything a Sprint Store can do...
    05-18-2010 10:00 PM
  4. Setite's Avatar
    I just went and pre-ordered at Radioshack. Last I checked my credit score was low 500s, I have no phone payment history since my iPhone is in my dad's name. I have 4 years of car payments with only one or two 30 day lapses for the entirety of the loan, and about 2k in delinquent debt from 6 years back. They "approved me" for the super low deposit of 250$. It's more than I expected since last time I tried to get a smartphone in my own name the deposit was 175$ with Verizon, but that was back when the Palm Treo 700w was released.

    So I'm gonna be getting the phone a 200$ with a 250$ deposit which I will get back in 12 months of good payments, though I'm unsure if I will get a check or get credits on my bill. A sprint store could probably start the process, but they CAN'T PREORDER THE EVO, Radioshack can, however, and do the credit check/pre-evaluation for you. I highly doubt your fee will be higher than mine. Best Buy should be able to do the same. Be aware if you buy the phone with cash it will cost an additional 8$ to make the deposit. Apparently that is a cost on Sprint's end that the retailer will pass on to you, a credit card avoids this. I was assured that a Visa Check card avoids this fee as well.
    05-18-2010 10:09 PM
  5. GivenToFly's Avatar
    so if you are already paying $450 for the phone, why not drop a little bit more and buy the phone outright, and not worry about a credit check or contract?
    05-18-2010 10:47 PM
  6. stevemobs's Avatar
    If you are already a Sprint customer then there will be no credit check.
    05-19-2010 12:15 AM
  7. BigRick10's Avatar
    so if you are already paying $450 for the phone, why not drop a little bit more and buy the phone outright, and not worry about a credit check or contract?
    opening up a new line requires a 2yr contract
    05-19-2010 08:42 AM
  8. d3xn2o's Avatar
    BestBuy told me the most you'd need to pay for a downpayment on a line is $150... you might want to check them out...
    05-19-2010 10:35 AM
  9. nox's Avatar
    BestBuy told me the most you'd need to pay for a downpayment on a line is $150... you might want to check them out...
    OOOO
    Even with bad/no credit?

    I been thinking bout getting an Evo.
    05-19-2010 10:43 AM
  10. AggressorBLUE's Avatar
    opening up a new line requires a 2yr contract
    That's some BS right there. If someone want's to buy a phone outright and go month to month from the start they should have the right to.
    05-19-2010 01:47 PM
  11. Saepak's Avatar
    Sweet I just got my credit check setup and it isn't going to require me to put a deposit down. And I will have $150 limit per month on my account. so if i wanted to spend $80 on ringtones then i can. Not going to happen.
    05-19-2010 01:54 PM
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