Viasat requires a preliminary credit check prior to approving new customers for satellite internet
service. The Viasat preliminary credit check requires only a name and a home address. No Social Security
number is required because Viasat recognizes customer concerns with identity theft. Best of all, a
Viasat credit check is a soft credit check meaning that it does not affect your credit score.
Does Viasat Check Credit and Provide a Credit Score?
A Viasat credit check produces only a PASS or FAIL result. If you get a FAIL, Viasat will not be able to provide Viasat satellite internet. You will receive a letter in the mail with more details on the results of your Viasat credit check.
Does Viasat Check Credit with a Soft or Hard Pull?
A Viasat credit check for new customers is a soft pull, which means the credit check will not show up as an inquiry on your credit report. That’s great news for credit-savvy customers because it means that a Viasat credit check does not lower your credit score.
Does Viasat Require a Credit Card?
You will need a credit card to sign up for Viasat satellite internet. If you don’t have a credit card, a prepaid debit card with your name on it will usually work. Viasat does a temporary charge to the card to check the availability of funds and returns the money to the card a few days later.
Viasat bills a month in advance, and paying your bill is easy using Auto-Pay. If you ever need to make a quick one-time payment using another payment method, Viasat has EasyPay. Both services are available in your Viasat account portal. Just log in to manage your Viasat account or make a payment.
Once you have Viasat service, you may have your Viasat charges debited from your checking account, rather than a credit or debit card. If you prefer to see all your bills in a checking account, this approach will work for you.