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I have bad credit. Why have I been accepted for a mobile phone contract?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Credit File & Ratings
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Credit File & Ratings
I only have a score of 213 on ClearScore. I know this score is meaningless. Why I have been accepted for a iPhone 11 pro with virgin mobile? Is my credit worthiness better then I thought it was?

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  • Willing2LearnWilling2Learn Forumite
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    That is why you should ignore your credit score. Virgin mobile would not have seen it. They assessed you, according to their lending criteria, using the data held in your credit files. Nothing to do with your score...
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  • Carrot007Carrot007 Forumite
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    Who knows without you poting you credit file here and having peeople look over it (which noone expects you to do!). It is hard to say.


    It all comes down to why the score was low (and yes, it is pointless), but without the report we have no clue.


    Do not worry about it, it is what it is.
  • I only have a score of 213 on ClearScore. I know this score is meaningless. Why I have been accepted for a iPhone 11 pro with virgin mobile? Is my credit worthiness better then I thought it was?

    You applied for a mobile phone contract, presumably in the hope you would be accepted.

    You were accepted!

    So based upon what you have told us so far, your creditworthiness, at least as far as Virgin Mobile are concerned, is about where you thought it was. :)
  • DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    I only have a score of 213 on ClearScore. I know this score is meaningless. Why I have been accepted for a iPhone 11 pro with virgin mobile? Is my credit worthiness better then I thought it was?

    You just need to read some of the threads on the Credit file board, your score isn't worth much.

    Theres 2 other rating agencies who Virgin may have used, not everyone (as in lenders, phone networks who offer phones to customers etc ) will use all 3 but some will use 2 or 1.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    Why did you apply?
    Do you not want or need the phone and just trying your luck?
  • nicetomeetyounicetomeetyou Forumite
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    !!! wrote: »
    Why did you apply?
    Do you not want or need the phone and just trying your luck?

    I needed a new phone.

    I previously had a contract phone for two years with Virgin, that was 3 years ago. My credit at the time was very poor, some defaults on my record. I was already with virgin media. Virgin mobile cold called me one night and offered me a phone contract. I passed the credit check. I got a iPhone 7. I have had sim only for 9 months. Did the process to get iPhone 11 pro online and passed the credit check. This is without much improvement on my clearscore credit check.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    Well there we go then.

    More and more proof the scores mean diddly squat.
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