We had not planned on getting an iPad 3 to replace our iPad 2 until all the hub bub had died down. However the LTE tethering got me really interested since I spend a lot of time tethered to my iPhone 4S and Verizon's LTE coverage is better than AT&T's, and by that I mean there is no AT&T coverage at all. About 1pm we walk into Best Buy in Ann Arbor Michigan, apparently the best place to buy an iPad ever since I have walked in on launch day the past 3 products and picked one up with no reservation or anything else. I said I wanted a 16GB Black Verizon. He said we had to activate it on Verizon's network, fine. They asked for a Drivers license...ok sometimes they ask for a license for convenience, easier to read than to listen to someone mutter their address. Then he says he needs our SSN. I refused and said why. His reply was that for Verizon service and "to make sure you do not owe them money". WTF, now their a collector for Verizon? I explained Verizon data is pre-paid, month to month, no contract and I refused again. Said give me the iPad and walked out. Got in the car, took 2 minutes to sign up just like AT&T, prepaid CC and done. No way in hell I was giving them that information for any reason when purchase and data did not require a contract, which requires a credit check. I've got a call into the manager at the BB but anyone had this happen? I have to check but not sure if collections of that information under a false pretense is legal in Michigan because it was a false pretense, you did not need to provide a SSN to purchase and activate the product.