Will we need the account holder's SS# to activate the iPhone 4?

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  1. flipm725 macrumors regular

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    on iTunes? I'm having it shipped from AT&T. I was just wondering since I'm buying it with my own money. First time I bought a phone through AT&T.
     
  2. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    I'm wondering this as well, because I'll be purchasing the iPhone myself. But I'm wondering if the account holder is going to have to be present, because I'm on a family plan and the account isn't under my name. I hope not, because that would be very inconvenient.
     
  3. flipm725 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Same here. It would blow to have it delivered to your door and after plugging it in to iTunes you know you can't do a thing.
     
  4. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Even if you do need the account holder's SS#, how hard is that to get?
     
  5. flipm725 thread starter macrumors regular

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    If they are sleeping and you can't get them up lol... thats all I can think. or u cant call them cuz ur trying to activate the phone...
     
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    Do you think your dad would appreciate you writing down his SS# without his permission?

    Just ask him. Be up front.

    Also, it's refreshing to see a young teenager on here who's actually buying an iPhone with HIS own money that I assumed he earned, and not having Mommy and Daddy treat him to a $300 phone to take to school every day. Good job. :)
     
  9. KingHuds macrumors 6502

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    If you're getting it at the store you have to be an authorized user, if you're activating online, then yes you need the last 4 of the account holder's social, even just for pre-ordering I'm pretty sure.
     
  10. flipm725 thread starter macrumors regular

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    23 with a job and I was just curious if I needed the SS to activate it through iTunes.
     
  11. pab277 macrumors regular

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    If you already have at&t, then in order to pre-order, and activate, they will ask for the last four digits of the primary account holder's ssn.

    If you don't have at&t, then in order to pre-order, and activate, they will need the entire ssn to run a credit check

    If you are going to buy in-store or pick up you must either take the primary account holder with you or you must be authorized to make purchases at the retail store (here is a link to instructions on how to become an authorized account) http://www.wireless.att.com/answer-...yncharset=UTF-8&solutionId=KB90110&isSrch=Yes
     
  12. flipm725 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ahhh ok ok. I'll just go and pick it up in the store then.
     
  13. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    im buying mine with my own money, also paying for my data plan too, ive been saving up for the past year and half for this phone :D
     
  14. r3voLoL macrumors member

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    You only need to last 4 digits of the account holders SSN if you're pre-ordering it online.

    To activate the phone, you just login to iTunes and plug the iPhone in and let it do it's thing.
     

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