On launch day of the 4S, even if you bought phones outright, they seemed to still have checked to make sure you have service with them before letting you buy the iPhone...and they didn't sell the factory unlocked ones until later. If I am buying someone this new phone for someone else on AT&T outright, is there a way to do it without them verifying all the account crap on launch day? I would have the full cash, I see no reason for them to have to verify the account. But they did for our Verizon 4S on launch day, even though that was an outright purchase as well. Does anyone know the official Apple policies at all?