att n SSN

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Madness, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Madness macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2008
    hey , i tried to buy it online but i couldnt because im an international student

    if i went to the at&t store , will they still need my SSN ?

    or is it just for online

    and how can i get around this ?

    i mean it cant be just for americans :)
  2. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2008
    You need a Ssn for any cell phone contract. No way around this.
  3. isianto macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2007
    Madness, I was an International student in Texas, Abilene, ask your school, I was helped by my school to get a ssn.
  4. Madness thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2008
    how can you get an ssn if you wern,t born in the us ?

    and this cant be possible ... i mean only americans can buy iphones!
  5. pranavss11 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    San Jose
    Actually, there was an international student in my class and he said that you can get SSN if you have a H2?(I don't remember the exact thing) visa. I thinks that's like the work visa.

    Just my 2c
  6. Madness thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2008
    thanks guys ... **** att

    gonna start my journey through ebay
  7. moka macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2008
    just ask your international student counselor and tell them you need a letter written to the SS office asking them authorize a creation of a SSN number for you to be able to rent a place / open a bank account / work on campus, etc. they should be able to write you a letter that you then give to the SS office, they will then issue you a SSN. Trust me it works.
  8. Rayfire macrumors 68030


    Aug 25, 2008
    If I may add, since you don't have a credit history yet if above was done successfully, prepare for an extra $500 (estimate) for deposit prior to activating AT&T service. Credit check ;)
  9. Madness thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2008
    thanks guys :)

    btw how in earth do you this much about exchange students
  10. Private Dirt macrumors regular

    Private Dirt

    Jan 19, 2009
    We are Americans... therefore we know everything and have access to everything worth having ;)

Share This Page