Hi! The answer is yes. Companies don't care what your relationship is with the person. A hard mistake many of us have made. Don't mix friendship and business. As a catch 22, you would like to help your friend or sibling, but chances are finances will get in they way. There will be bitterness. None of us like that. If their credit is bad, try buying a pre-paid phone. You can get them almost anywhere! Try going to a T-Mobile outlet or My Mobile outlet. I'm sure they have some! Good Luck!