So, if im not the primary line to buy the 4G..

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  1. kingballin20 macrumors regular

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    i can make an account on ATT's website with info like the primary #'s last 4 SSN's and other information, then i am eligible to preorder one?
     
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    No, see upgrade guide. Must be an authorized contact.
     
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    You could get the primary person to add you onto the account.
     
  4. kingballin20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    how exactly is that done?
     
  5. iphone1027 macrumors 6502

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    I believe they could call in to 611, talk to a rep, and provide them with your information. Letting the rep know that they authorize you for all decisions on the account.
     
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    Both, this allows your to become a Retail Authorized user, so you can manage any aspect of the AT&T account.

    Of course this may not matter "online" since they can't check your Photo ID but it is the best plan for all cases except Apple Store retail. The current Apple Corporate policy is that the Account holder be present for all activity. Individual local store policy may vary but this the policy.

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  10. kingballin20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    When i added me as a user, all i needed was a name. If i intend on preordering online, how will it know that i am a user, because it never asked for my #
     
  11. Scorch07 macrumors 6502

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    If you go to pick it up at an Apple store, I found out the hard way last year that it does not matter if you are authorized or not. Stood in line for who knows how long to be told we couldn't buy it without the primary (my dad) there, even though my mom and I were both "authorized." Funnily enough, walked across the street to the ATT store, practically walked right in and bought it with no trouble. So, long story short, go to the ATT store if the primary can't go with you.
     
  12. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Correct. Apple policy varies from store to store though. My apple store allows authorized contacts as long as they can call it in and ask for confirmation.
     
  13. kingballin20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you very much for the answers, but i suppose what i am looking for the most is what do i need to do to preorder it online.

    And as an authorized person, you only need a photo ID correct?
     
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    If you're online they can't see your ID.

    Edit: See Dave's respone below.
     
  15. dave006 Contributor

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    For pre-order you just need the account details.

    Phone number (current)
    Billing zip code
    Last four digits of Social Security number of the Account holder ( and/ or PIN/password if the account has one for security reasons (not that common)).

    A billing address / shipping address and a way to pay for it.
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  16. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Yeah but if you want to ADD A LINE, you must do this in store. So the account holder matters now since authorized users cannot add a line.
     
  17. kingballin20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So i can only posses the account holders ssn, and my #, which is not the primary, and im good? rock on!
     

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