Hello! I'm an international college student who has been in the US for two months. I opened an AT&T family plan account as a parent with my friends and got my Social Security Number last week. Could anyone suggest some ways to build my credit history as a foreign citizen?
Here are some specific questions:
1. As the parent of my AT&T family plan, does paying the phone bill on time benefits my credit a lot? Also, when I opened the account I didn't have a SSN (they charged a $500 deposit for me), should I update the information immediately (or will they even accept updating info)?
2. I'm planning on applying a credit card, but as a foreign citizen there are only limited options. Could anyone who used to have a similar situation recommend a bank & card for me? I've heard about some cards of Capital One are easy to apply.
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