Buying iPhone as a NON-US Person ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by st33n, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. st33n macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2007
    Perhaps this might be a stupid question. A friend of mine is going to the US for a few days and wants to pickup one or two iPhones.

    I've heard its not possible to buy an iPhone in an Applestore without having a US social security number.

    What would be another way to do this ?

    I've thought about ordering one from the online Applestore and having it delivered at his hotel.
  2. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2006
    You do not need a US SS# to purchase an iPhone.
  3. ivi7 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2007
    I don't remember them asking for my SSN.
    I am pretty sure they don't.
  4. st33n thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2007
    Wow really thats nice to hear. Thought that was the case. So its possible to buy three phones without activating them and unlocking them ?

    Pretty cool. Thought you had to sign something before you could buy one.
  5. MimUK macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2005
    I was in California last week and popped into an apple store, went straight to the counter and asked for an 8GB iPhone.
    No SS Number asked, although the assistant did ask for my Zip Code.
    I said I lived in the UK and he said OK no problem, paid with Cash, no further questions.
  6. Sobe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    yeah it's a phone, you're not filing your taxes. If anyone asks for a SS# tell them to get you the manager or you'll take your business elsewhere.
  7. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    Serious? So what happens to that contract with the operator? hehe I might be buying an iPhone sooner than I thought. Unless of course there out in Ireland before year end hmmm.... :D
  8. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    You needed the SS# if you bought one at the AT&T store and wanted to pre-qualify for phone service via a credit check...
  9. st33n thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2007

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