iPhone x with prepaid sim card

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  1. iasix macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I've used the search but couldn't find an answer and hope you can help me.

    I'm from Europe, but live in the US this year. I move back to Europe at the end of November.

    I have an ATT GoPhone simcard. When registering for that, I didn't have to provide my SSN (I do have one).

    Now if I want to preorder the iPhone X, I need to enter the last 4 digits of my SSN in order to verify my ATT account. When I enter '0000' it doesn't work. When I enter the actual last 4 digits of my SSN it also doesn't work.

    What to do? Can I just go to Verizon (I'd prefer the GSM + CDMA version) and get a contract for just 1 month? I don't mind paying a few bucks if that means that I can get it at launch.

    Thanks!
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    If you are using a prepaid carrier or prepaid plan, you are not actually with ATT for the purpose of buying phones. Your only option is to buy the iphone outright. If you want a launch day phone, you would need to buy the t-mobile variant for full price.
     
  3. Getoffmeluckycharms macrumors newbie

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    You're trying to preorder with a non postpaid account. You can't, that's why it's asking you to verify your account. You could preorder a SIM free version,I do believe that's an option.
     
  4. iasix thread starter macrumors member

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    ^ the sim free version isn't available for the iPhone X unfortunately.
     
  5. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    As @mattopotamus has already stated, you can buy T-mo iPhone at full price, it's unlocked and works on both T-mo and AT&T
     
  6. iasix thread starter macrumors member

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    FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

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    Who will post the first pic of a Cricket iPhone X?

    I always wanted a Cricket iPhone.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Probably would be me, but I am trying out simple mobile because of the Amazon Prime discount. I am shocked that I actually am getting better service on the t-mobile towers vs ATT.
     
  9. Getoffmeluckycharms macrumors newbie

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    That's easy to do though. Just get an AT&T iPhone X and throw in a Cricket sim. It'll come right up as cricket uses AT&T towers. TL;DR any ATT phone will accept a Cricket sim.
     
  10. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    The 8/8+ surprised me with having SIM Free models available at launch for pre-order. But if the X is as in demand as expected with limited availability, it probably won't be for some time.

    Without having a T-Mobile postpaid account, it may be difficult to preorder too.
     
  11. iasix thread starter macrumors member

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    ^ why? Doesn't ask for login details if you buy the T-mobile variant full price.
     

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