Applying for a bad credit check mobile phone contract – a step by step guide

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Sometimes people are very reluctant to try something new! This reluctance enters every part of our lives, be it trying new food, going to a new holiday destination and even trying something that actually may benefit us in the long run, for example, a bad credit mobile phone contract.

For those individuals suffering from bankruptcy, bad credit ratings or even those who have been blacklisted, a bad credit mobile phone contract gives you the ability to actually get a nice new mobile handset on a contract basis. A few years ago, this option would simply not have been available.

To show you how simple it is to apply for a bad credit mobile phone contract is, we thought we would show you the step by step process that you will follow during your application. Remember, you could have your new handset and contract in as little as 24 hours.


Apply and send necessary documents

The first thing you will need to do is actually fill in the application form. There are many ways to do this. Either you can go into the office of the provider you are applying to or ask them to mail you the forms that you can fill in at home.

There is a far more convenient option, although not all providers will have the means to provide it. Some allow you to upload the necessary documents you need to send with your application (your ID, pay slips, and bank statements) as well as fill in an online form so that they have all your other necessary details such as your contact numbers, address, email etc.

Find a phone

Once you have been approved for a contract, it is time to pick your handset. Although you may have a certain handset in mind, you might not always qualify due to a number of reasons, but most importantly your income and expenditure. If you do want an Apple iPhone 7 or a Samsung Galaxy 7 and do not qualify, ask the service provider if you can pay a deposit upfront. Many times, this will allow you to get the phone you want as the deposit provides a form of security. At the end of your contract, you can get the deposit back. Note, this deposit can be a substantial amount.


Select a package

Now you need to select the package you will prefer. Take note that many unscrupulous dealers will force packages on you, often with benefits you don’t need, for example, 1000 texts per month. With a smartphone, data is important so make sure you do pick a package that will provide you with enough data each month without you having to recharge.

Collect your phone or wait for delivery

Depending on stock situations, you could collect your phone within 24 hours, especially if your service provider has a branch in your town. Otherwise, you will just have to wait for the courier.

Really, nothing could be simpler than applying for and receiving a
bad credit mobile phone contract and handset.