what could I do if I dont have a ssn

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by asouns, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. asouns macrumors member

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    I'm an international student here, so I don't have a SSN. is there any way that I could get an iphone here? are there any other documents could replace SSN?

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. greenmymac macrumors 6502a

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    I would just call at&t and ask that way ur 100% sure
     
  3. Sky Blue Guest

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    No, because you need a credit check ... if you don't have a SSN it's very likely you have no credit.
     
  4. gkarris macrumors 604

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    ^^^^

    You can still get a phone, it's called "a big downpayment".
     
  5. asouns thread starter macrumors member

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    but I have a citi credit card, I dont know if that counts for credit
     
  6. gkarris macrumors 604

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    You need a SSN for a credit check. If you don't have a SSN, then they cannot perform a credit check - hence a "pay as you go" phone is in order.

    I don't think AT&T is making that available for the iPhone right now, so you will probably have to give them a downpayment. Call the nearest store to find out what they will want.
     
  7. question fear macrumors 68020

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    Do you have a taxpayer id number? Basically anything that proves you are who you say you are should work...but you need something more than a license. Call AT&T and ask them what they'll accept, and work it out AHEAD of friday.
     

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