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    • london1973
    • By london1973 14th Jul 17, 10:08 AM
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    bankruptcy and mobile phone upgrade
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    • 14th Jul 17, 10:08 AM
    bankruptcy and mobile phone upgrade 14th Jul 17 at 10:08 AM
    hi all

    i'm with EE, my contract expired aboyut 4 months into bankruptcy and i dropped down to sim only-which was cheaper than the previous arrangement, so no issues there, happily been using the phone and paying monthly as I have all my life

    I now need an upgrade as the phone is packing up a bit-this will put me back onto a contract and a slightly increased monthly cost-would this mean a credit check, and consequently me not being able to upgrade, continue paying monthly etc?

    my recollection from a thread a while back is that it is unlikely they would run a check, I've been with Orange/EE for 20 years and always paid on time-

    thanks
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    • worriedmamma
    • By worriedmamma 14th Jul 17, 10:31 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 10:31 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 10:31 AM
    Hi London, hope alls well, long time no type!

    I have upgraded 2 mobile contracts in my bankrupt year with 3 network, telling them i am bankrupt and they have been fine. X
    • london1973
    • By london1973 14th Jul 17, 11:29 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 11:29 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 11:29 AM
    Thanks WM! I've been lurking about a bit in the shadows with the very occasional post!

    Positive response, anyone have any experience with EE specifically?
    • philnicandevan
    • By philnicandevan 14th Jul 17, 2:35 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 2:35 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 2:35 PM
    Upgrades are fine....its new contracts that are an issue as these are credit checked as with most providers.
    Not quite a newbie as you think (the member formally known as philnicandamy!)

    FINALLY a qualified CAB debt caseworker 2015..
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    • london1973
    • By london1973 14th Jul 17, 2:56 PM
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    • #5
    • 14th Jul 17, 2:56 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 2:56 PM
    cheers-it is in a sense a new contract as i've dropped into Sim only recently-as previous contract ran its course-now need a new phone so need to jump back into a contract?
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 14th Jul 17, 6:33 PM
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    • #6
    • 14th Jul 17, 6:33 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:33 PM
    I'm with EE - have 2 phones on contract - never been a problem to upgrade at all - never even mentioned BR. That said EE were not a creditor and in 15 years (previously with orange) I've never missed a payment so I reckon on their own customer system - I've been a good and loyal customer and more importantly - low risk.
    • london1973
    • By london1973 14th Jul 17, 7:02 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 7:02 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 7:02 PM
    Thanks Gardener-that's very helpful, mirrors my situation so will proceed with upgrade!
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