I went to an Apple store on launch day. I went about 45mins before the mall closed so the line wasn't too bad. When I got in line, there was some guy in his early twenties extremely pissed and talking loudly on a first generation iPhone. He was pissed because Apple wouldn't sell him a 3G because he was only an Authorized User, not the main account holder, and he was having a conversation with someone about this (sounded more like venting actually). Anyway, that was the situation I was in, I was only an Authorized User on my account, not the account holder. So after I heard him talking, I asked one of the Apple employees who were talking with the people in line, and he verified that as an Authorized User I wouldn't be able to purchase. So I went to the AT&T store in the mall and did a direct fulfillment (stupidly thinking i'd have a phone within a couple days). I then went back to the Apple store because I figured I'd look at cases for the phones since the line was short. Low and behold the kid that was bitching from earlier was in the check out line with friends, looking very happy, talking on a white iPhone 3G. Now, this all took place within 25mins or so. His parent wasn't with him, so he either started a new account, which I doubt, or got Apple to sell him the phone as only an Authorized User. That annoyed me, cause I had just did direct fulfillment with AT&T, but I figured i'd have my phone in a couple days. Now, with all the rumors that it'll take 10-21 days before AT&T gets any phones, combined with the fact that there seem to be a lot of issues with the phones (meaning a possible exchange for a new phone when AT&T isn't going to have any to exchange for), i'd much rather being dealing with an Apple store, not an AT&T store. If anyone else was able to buy a 3G iPhone as an Authorized User, and not account holder, let me know how you did it (I have my account holders SS#, etc). I could drag my father to the mall, but he's older, and it would really be an inconvenience for him (he's not as mobile as he used to be, and I pay the monthly bill anyway). I want to buy a phone from the Apple store as soon as they get stock, and then just cancel my order with AT&T if anyone knows how to purchase as an Authorized User. Thanks.