will the iphone 4 be activated at the store?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gohome190, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. gohome190 macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2007
    I didn't preorder an iphone, and i'm under my parents' family plan. So does that mean that they have to be with me to buy the phone in store?

  2. catfish743 macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2007
    Last year I bought a 3GS but I had to first become an authorized user. The main user on the account has to do this but I think it can be done over the internet. It's best to check on the website to see how to become an authorized user. If you're not and can't figure it out online, then go into an ATT store and ask them to make you one. I believe all I needed was the Social Security Number of the main user. After that I had no problem. I went in to preorder this year and I had no problem. Good luck!
  3. AustinSTI macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    It's unlikely they will actually activate in the store. That being said they will validate your account and that you are an authorized user. You may need the primary account holder's info as well. They did activations in the store in '07 and it was a cluster ****. Ever since they've let you pay, walk out with the phone in box, and activate it yourself.
  4. dmize31287 macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    To get the pricing on the phone with a contract, you need the main account holder to be with you and have the contract be valid for an update. Otherwise, you will be paying the full price for a phone.

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