I want to buy a phone on contract but am 17

  • 3 July 2020
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I’m looking to buy a two year contract for a phone under iD but i am currently 17 years old. As you can only buy a phone on contract when you are 18 or older, can i put the payments under my card but under my dads name? Or will this affect his/my credit score? 

Thank you!

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Hi there @Tylerbishop 

You would need to be 18 years or older in order to get a SIM-only contract -or- a 24-month phone contract from us.


If you’re close to 18, it would be best to wait until then ideally.  If you were to take a contract out in your dad’s name it would not be possible to change the name on the account to you later and it would always be the name person on the account who is subject to a credit check before any iD Mobile account is potentially created.


Hopefully that answers your questions there.