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Old 06-16-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Old Sprint Bill

I have an old sprint bill and want to come back to sprint. When i say old I mean in november i think it comes off my credit report. it was only for 300.00 ish. back then i lost my job and could not pay my bills. ive been with t mobile for the past year + have perfect payments with them so much in fact im on not even on the post pay i pay after the fact for everything. How long does sprint hold on to old bills. I really dont want to pay this bill and have it show up on my credit again for the next 7 years again as settled. Afraid to even call them about it and have them say i acknowledged my bill and reset the 7 year counter on it for that. Main reason i want back with sprint is well im a heave data usage person and t mobile has a 2 gig limit. then its dial-up and from what ive read this is not the case with sprint. That and the wife hates at&t and well looks like its heading that way. I guess i could just have the account set up in my wife's name if i have to. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:28 AM   #2
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Sprint tracks you by your social security number so that bill will be remembered forever.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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Did you ever pay the old bill?
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:56 PM   #4
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Think about what you're asking here, man...

How do you get Sprint to provide you a new contract, when you screwed them on the last dealings they had with you, and have no intention of paying your debt?

Would you do business with me if after 6 years I told you, "I don't want to pay that $300 I owe you, but hey can you sign a new contract with me anyways?"

I understand your situation, financially, and find myself with hardships as well. I am certainly not criticizing you or your past circumstances. However, it's a bit unreasonable to expect them to do business with you now, don't you think?
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:55 AM   #5
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I'm pretty sure sprint will eat an old bill of like 3/5 years old... youll just have a deposit and spending limit.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:52 PM   #6
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I had a similar situation.

Sprint was my first carrier when I was 17. After a year and a half, I ended up tossing the phone in the river and never paying the rest of my bills for those remaining 6 months.

Fast forward 3 years and I check my very first credit report, and there it is! I owe Sprint 417.55. My Tmobile contract was up and I wanted to get the Palm Pre, so I went to a Sprint kiosk in the mall, and the associate told me I was denied service. Unless of course, I was willing to pay a $600 deposit. "F-that" I said. He ended up setting me up with an account with an unverified ss number, or something like that. I can't recall...

Came in as a brand new customer though.
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