If you are looking for a mobile phone contract, then you have to be prepared for a credit check. This is one of the most important and completely unavoidable requirements for getting approved for such a deal. Naturally, the better your credit score is, the higher your chance of getting a yes.
The problem, however, was that phone companies were pretty strict when it comes to bad credit rating and would reject applicants with it in almost every situation (we are talking here a million-in-one chance of getting approved). Today, fortunately, they have became a little more flexible in that regard and getting a mobile phone contract with bad credit is no longer as difficult.
Especially since many companies decided (quite cleverly as well) to introduce mobile phone contracts for people with bad credit. And discovered in the process that they were shunning perfectly good customers this whole time. Whoops. All it took is being a little more relaxed in enforcing their strict rules.
Many companies in the United Kingdom alone offer contract mobile phones for people with bad credit. Still, there are still various limitations when it comes to these contracts. First of all, you may have limited options when it comes to what handsets can you get. More likely than not, you will be offered low-end ones. Also, you may not receive international calls or MMS.
But are these limitations such a big problem? Certainly not if you need a mobile phone and have a bad credit problem.