Thanks Meter 239
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Russ is correct, if you're signing up for POST paid service (ie., you pay a bill for last month's usage) they are definitely going to credit check you. I opened a new VZW account yesterday (but subsidizes the phone) and they took my social number and waited a few seconds for approval.
I don't think inquiries like the phone company are going to be a negative impact on your credit score, especially if you have "excellent credit" ratings already.
Wiping battery stats has the same influence over battery life as waving a dead chicken over your phone does; none, per Google
If your sig takes up more screen real estate than most of your posts, maybe you should trim it a bit...