AT&T lowering credit standards to move iPhones?

AT&T lowering credit standards to move iPhones?

Summary: A post on personal credit forum CreditBoards by a person claiming to be an AT&T corporate employee working at HQ in Atlanta says AT&T's credit department is getting into the holiday spirit by lowering their credit standards.According to the poster "radiodesignguy" the change took affect around 10 December 2008 and runs through 1 January 2009 and was implemented in an effort to sell more iPhones over the holidays.

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A post on personal credit forum CreditBoards by a person claiming to be an AT&T corporate employee working at HQ in Atlanta says AT&T's credit department is getting into the holiday spirit by lowering their credit standards.

According to the poster "radiodesignguy" the change took affect around 10 December 2008 and runs through 1 January 2009 and was implemented in an effort to sell more iPhones over the holidays.

This is primarily due to the current economic crisis impacting the holiday sale's bottom line... So, your are more likely to get a smaller or no deposit at all over the next few weeks.

Unrelated to the credit story, the poster divulges this little nugget about AT&T's attempt to have enough capacity in Washington D.C. during the Obama inaguration:

I just blew $2 MIL of next years budget sending network response vehicles to D.C. for the Obama Inauguration so your phone doesn't blow up with people complaining they can't make a call when there are 500K people in D.C. trying to make a call at once. laugh.gif I sent 16 full towers over there and 20 network performance guys. Now I just need to find a way to finagle a good seat close enough to actually see something and maybe I'll make the trip to "oversee construction."

Bear in mind that it's just a message board and it could be anyone posting – but it's interesting, if true.

Topics: AT&T, Enterprise Software, iPhone, Mobility, Networking

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  • hmm

    Almost sounds like a Mike Cox parody.
    Badgered
  • No need to lower credit standards...

    ...as I don't need an iPhone and already have Sprint. :) I pay a $100 deposit with Sprint, which is very nice and got my Samsung Ace (Windows Mobile Standard smartphone)! :)
    Grayson Peddie
  • RE: AT&T lowering credit standards to move iPhones?

    I clicked on this article by mistake. But I did read it.

    You must truly be a lazy blogger. If you're going to post a rumor, even though you stated it as such, and with the power of your organization (are you considered a journalist?) I would think you'd go directly to AT&T and confirm it yourself, making the article complete.

    Tom Justin
    tomshere
  • RE: AT&T lowering credit standards to move iPhones?

    I wouldn't believe anythng posted on creditboards. It's all scam artists, deadbeats and theives who conspire on how to rip off banks and not pay any of their bills. Bottom of the barrel scum. No decent person would be posting there.
    emanon15
  • RE: AT&T lowering credit standards to move iPhones?

    Most creditboards members have gone bankrupt multiple times. They apply for as much credit as they can, charge it up, and then default. All the frequent posters there do this. They are true scum and dregs of society.
    The Equalizer
    • Liar

      Equalizer, do you have facts to back up your slanderous allegations? Because I know for fact what you are posting is nothing but 100% lies. You are a cheap impression of an internet stalker. Take up something you are good at.
      lkh1
      • liar?

        You don't have to play that stupid game. Relax, I'm not a bill collector.
        The Equalizer
  • RE: AT&T lowering credit standards to move iPhones?

    PROSPERS.ORG has many documented accounts of creditboards members activities. Creditboard members have taken over a hundred million from banks and other lenders. Go to prospers.org and search for "creditboards" to see accounts of their deadbeat activity and scams. Lawmakers are being lobbied to put an end to online forums that conspire to avoid paying bills or commit fraud. Please consider writing your congressperson about this growing problem that has damaged our banks and economy.

    You will be shocked to learn that thousands of deadbeats openly discuss how they can rip off creditors and manipulate credit reports to defraud lenders.
    The Equalizer
  • RE: AT&T lowering credit standards to move iPhones?

    creditboards=deadbeats
    The Equalizer
  • AT&T will not be happy to see this

    I would think AT&T would be very unhappy to see that one of their employees has posted trade secrets, internal memos and other sensitive information on an online forum that caters to deadbeats and scam artists.

    As a concerned shareholder of T, I have brought it to their attention.
    The Equalizer
  • RE: AT&T lowering credit standards to move iPhones?

    creditboards=deadbeats
    The Equalizer