Using my wife's upgrade, does she have to go with me?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rob9874, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Rob9874 macrumors 6502

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    If I'm the primary acct holder, can I just go in with her phone, and upgrade it? It's my name and SS# on the account. She's not too fond of standing in line for hours, with our 16 month old son.
     
  2. saccento macrumors 6502a

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    if everything is under your name why would she have to go??
     
  3. ace198 macrumors regular

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  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    She doesn't need to be there. Did the same last year to get my 4S.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you're the account holder then you can do whatever you want to any line on your account.
    Why would she need to be there?
     
  6. mnpmac macrumors member

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    What if it is the other way?
    My wife is the primary a/c holder and I need to get her the new phone. I will have all her info. Can I stand in line and get it for her?
    I already ordered mine.
     
  7. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Why is your wife carrying an Air Conditioning unit to the Apple Store for? They already have A/C in their stores ;)
     
  8. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Just to be safe, make sure you're listed on the account.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not unless you're an authorized user on the account.
    If not they will not let you do anything on her account even if you have her info. They will ask for your ID.
     
  10. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    *groan*
     
  11. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    When I got the 4 opening day I picked up my roommate's for him and he's actually the primary account holder. So I doubt it will be an issue.
     
  12. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    This. As long as you have all of the information with you, you should be fine. (her social etc)
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Are you also an authorized user on the account?
    If not they are not supposed to let anyone make changes to someone elses account that's not listed in their system as an authorized user.
    Not sure if some rep will let you get away with but I wouldnt risk wasting time waiting in line and then get turned away. They always ask for my licence when I go to AT&T to do anything on my family plan.
    Call them up and ask for details or just call and add their name to your account so they can make changes to the account without any problems.
     
  14. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I was and am. I managed to convince him to make me an authorized user too so I could get the iphone without him (he was on the fence as he's nowhere near as excited about gadgets as I am and then decided to go ahead and get it too so I picked it up for him).
     
  15. Rob9874 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome, thanks guys. My wife thanks you too!
     

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