Getting a Phone Contract on 18th Birthday Watch

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Can I ask people what their experiences have been with trying to get a Phone Contract shortly after their 18th?

I would really like to get a new iPhone shortly afterwards, though I’m just thinking what might be the best way to prove I’m Creditworthy, especially since I won’t have any Credit History.

And no, I can’t ask my parents since they both fell out with Vodafone and destroyed their credit histories.

Any recent experiences?
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I was able to get my sister a contract phone under my name but paid by her when I was 18 and she was 17. It was pretty simple.
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(Original post by benj2405)
Can I ask people what their experiences have been with trying to get a Phone Contract shortly after their 18th?

I would really like to get a new iPhone shortly afterwards, though I’m just thinking what might be the best way to prove I’m Creditworthy, especially since I won’t have any Credit History.

And no, I can’t ask my parents since they both fell out with Vodafone and destroyed their credit histories.

Any recent experiences?
You do have a job right? To pay for your phone and bill. If you can show them that then they I think it’s possible
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You do have a job right? To pay for your phone and bill. If you can show them that then they I think it’s possible
Vodafone approved my Contract straight away without any questions, I could have actually had an iPhone X if I wanted to, though in the end decided to just get a SIMO contract.
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(Original post by benj2405)
Can I ask people what their experiences have been with trying to get a Phone Contract shortly after their 18th?

I would really like to get a new iPhone shortly afterwards, though I’m just thinking what might be the best way to prove I’m Creditworthy, especially since I won’t have any Credit History.

And no, I can’t ask my parents since they both fell out with Vodafone and destroyed their credit histories.

Any recent experiences?
I think they just watch out for bad credit histories, you should be alright if yours is blank.
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(Original post by benj2405)
Vodafone approved my Contract straight away without any questions, I could have actually had an iPhone X if I wanted to, though in the end decided to just get a SIMO contract.
You did it on the day you turned 18?
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You did it on the day you turned 18?
Yes I did. I know I have a very interesting life
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Yes I did. I know I have a very interesting life
No no no I wasn’t being passive, I genuinely wanted to know. Did you go in store or online?
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No no no I wasn’t being passive, I genuinely wanted to know. Did you go in store or online?
In the Vodafone Shop. I had this theory that because they can actually check ID etc in the shop, chances of success were higher.

I was served by the Assistant Manager, who actually seemed doubtful that I'd be accepted.

He was then quite surprised when their system accepted the application straightaway.
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(Original post by benj2405)
In the Vodafone Shop. I had this theory that because they can actually check ID etc in the shop, chances of success were higher.

I was served by the Assistant Manager, who actually seemed doubtful that I'd be accepted.

He was then quite surprised when their system accepted the application straightaway.
Thanks, you have given me more hope. Lol
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