getting iphone setup for wife as a gift

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by archer75, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. archer75 macrumors 65816

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    I'm going to buy an iphone for my wife as a present. Walmart has them on sale, i've spoken to people at the store and in person and am getting conflicting info which is why I ask here.

    My wife already has a phone through AT&T, out of contract and only under her name. Is it possible to buy an iphone and get it setup with her existing number(without her there) if i'm doing it as a surprise for her?

    Walmart will only activate it in the store. They won't sell me one without them setting it up.
     
  2. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    if its only under her name and you don't have any permision to alter her account, then the only to get one is at full price. Its the same price, so I would suggest going to an at&t store and see what they have to say.
     
  3. archer75 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Only way to get the sale is to go to walmart. I did talk to another employee there who said it wouldn't be a problem. But until their cell phone guy shows up I won't know for sure.
     
  4. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you're authorized on her account, you won't be able to do squat. Can you imagine what could happen to ATT if you were allowed to port a number from one phone to another, on an unauthorized account?

    Nice surprise idea for your wife, but not going to happen.
     

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