Originally Posted by aka1234
I'm 17 and will be 18 on April 25th.
For now, I will open a Verizon Wireless account under my moms name and when I'm 18 I will transfer the account to my name.
One Problem: I don't have any credit to get Verizon.
So in a couple of days I will get a credit card and have it cosigned by a parent and use it to pay for gas every week.
Do you think that by April I will have built up enough credit to get the plan transferred to my name?
It just depends. Your credit score is based on length at address, length at employer, how much debt you have, how long you have had it and your payment history.
I think the credit companies also figure in the phase of the moon and high tide.
Short answer, probably not. I would during this same time period save up some deposit money just in case. Worst case stay on your parents plan or have them open a new plan for you.