AT&T contract cosigner - authorized user?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jblack4083, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Jblack4083 macrumors regular

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    My parents want me to pay for the iPhone myself. Is it possible that I can sign the contract under my name but being underage for 6 more months, have my parent cosign with me? It would be understood that it would be fully in my name when I am of age. Or can I be on the account as an authorized user.

    Ultimately, I want to do all the AT&T account stuff before I get the iPhone so I can go in on my own and just buy it.
     
  2. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    If you're underage, unfortunately there isn't much you can do... Even if your parents open or add you to the account as an authorized user, you won't be able to sign off on the 2 year contract because you're not of legal age..
     
  3. Jblack4083 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What if they do that before it releases. For instance if I was to go in today, get the credit check ran on my parent, sign up for new service, and agree to port the number when I get the iPhone. Can I do that with the parent now, then go on Friday by myself to get the iPhone?
     
  4. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    That would be up to AT&T, I don't know if they'll sign you up for the 3G iPhone plan seeing how the phone isn't released yet, I know they can do the credit run, but I don't know if they'll issue the contract without the phone, in essence AT&T would be post dating the contract..
     
  5. Jblack4083 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought that's what they were doing though?
     
  6. Lexoticstylez02 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same position as you, I'm gonna be calling the Apple Stores and some AT&T stores around the area and see what I can do about it. I'm 17 too and plan on buying the iPhone 3G on launch day.. I am also an authorized user. Hopefully something can be worked out since it would be on my mom's line anyways (she doesn't use AT&T, she has T-Mobile) and I use it just for the purpose of the iPhone and much better service than T-Mobile. If not, I'd have to wait till Sunday probably which would suck :(

    Best of luck to you, if you get any updates let us know.
     
  7. aubreyjane macrumors newbie

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    I have done this already. I was added to my sisters account on the 20th of June. She added a new line to her service we are not on a family plan. I did not purchase a phone at that time but I set up my calling plan, phone number (did NOT have my Sprint number ported over) and they issued me a SIM card to set the service up. I was told that I would get a new SIM card on the 11th that will work specifically with the new iPhone. I was added as an authorized user to the account so that I will be able to sign a contract with out my sister having to be present. The only difference I see here is that I am of age...I don't know if this makes a difference or not. But if you will be on your parents contract they can add the line and you do not have to buy a phone at that time. AT&T allows 30 days to purchase, return, or exchange hardware on a new account. I hope this helps. One more recommendation would be to go back to the same AT&T store and sales rep (if possible) when you go to purchase the new phone that is what I will be doing.
     
  8. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    Right, but you're of age to sign the contract on the 11th so that's not a problem..

    The OP isn't of age and wouldn't be able to "legally" sign a contact on the 11th, which is why the OP was asking if AT&T would do the contract before hand and have his parents sign it, which I don't know if AT&T would do... which is why I recommend the OP calling AT&T or going into a location..
     

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