If it is a new mobile phone that you are looking for then maybe buying it from a high street dealer is not a very good idea. Instead, perhaps you should purchase it on a contract from a mobile phone network. However, there's one problem with this scenario. If you have a bad credit rating, your chances of getting the mobile phone you were eyeing are dropping significantly and you are likely to get rejected for it.
Of course, this isn't the end of the road II mean figuratively, not literally) in your search for a mobile phone contract as there are many companies that understand your problem and are willing to offer you a deal on those.
In this short article you will learn a couple of easy-to-implement tricks when applying for a mobile phone contract if your credit score is poor.
Okay, first of all, if you are already despairing for not being able to get a mobile phone contract, ever, I beg you, stop. People have been doing this for the past couple of years so why not you as well? It doesn't matter if you have a good, bad or no credit history. You still have a nice chance of getting approved for such a contract. It's only a matter of knowing where to look and who to talk to. Today many companies are offering deals to bad credit customers.
You should also look into different tariffs that are available to people with bad credit problem. A plan like this will be specially tailored to suit the needs of someone like you (a person with bad credit score) and will offer a reasonable tariff as well as a free mobile phone.
You may even apply for a handset that has just arrived at the market, regardless of the problem with credit score you are having. But you should think carefully before you do something like that and be a little more rational. So, it might be a better idea to get a low-end handset instead. One important reason for this is that every mobile network has a certain risk threshold they don't want you to cross when you apply for a mobile phone with them. The farther away from it you are, the higher the chance of getting a better deal.
Also, you might want to consider an SIM-only plan. This allows you to get a number, but without the handset, so it is a lot cheaper. And, after a time, you can upgrade your contract to get a handset as well.
Take these pointers into consideration the next time you are applying for a mobile phone contract and you will probably see a lot more success when searching for a phone than you did before.