Do i have to be 18 to buy a 0$ down phone?44

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Dell Fells

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Depends on what province you are in on whether or not you can do it on your own or have a guardian sign.

Canada - Age of Majority by Province 
Province Age 

Alberta 18 
British Columbia 19 
Manitoba 18 
New Brunswick 19 
Newfoundland 19 
Northwest Territories 19 
Nova Scotia 19 
Ontario 18 
Prince Edward Island 18 
Quebec 18 
Saskatchewan 18 
Yukon Territories 19 
Nunavut 19
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And that's not only to get a phone on the tab but to have a postpaid plan as well.
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You will also be subject to a credit check
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Credit checks with some suppliers are pretty lax. I know of one case where a teenager on welfare got sold 2 iPhones with plans by another provider.
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Credit check = do you have any unpaid bills, do you pay back if you borrow money? Not income or employment check. Being on welfare does not have any effect on a person's credit report.
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The reason you have to be Age of Majority is that minors can't be held to contracts they've signed. So nobody lets minors sign contracts.