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    Anyone have any info on how easy it is to get prepaid activation (as reported by Reuters and others)? Is it as easy as inputing a bunch of bogus info during the itunes signup? What if customers don't have an ssn or credit card? Will it still let you proceed through activation?



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    From what I understand from this article, it's just a matter of failing the credit check. This is accomplished by entering a bogus SSN during activation. You are then redirected to a page with an option for prepaid plans. The author still hasn't been completely successful - he was placed in an "activation queue" and isn't fully activated yet.

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    999-99-9999 should work although I've also heard that 000-00-0000 works too

    glad to help

    See TUAW.com for some more stuff.......they had a bunch of articles yesterday about it

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    hey am from GB and i bought an iphone from the US, do u no how i can activate the phone seen as i have no credit card registered to a US address????

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    Quote Originally Posted by stef k View Post
    hey am from GB and i bought an iphone from the US, do u no how i can activate the phone seen as i have no credit card registered to a US address????
    Looks like you royally f'd up..

    it's currently not possible for you to activate it, and nobody knows when you'll be able to.. And still, even if you could activate it you would still need to get it unlocked to work over there.. who knows if/when that'll ever happen..


    You couldn't wait 3 or 4 months for it to come out to vodaphone?


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    i can tell you right now all 0's or all 9's doesnt work you will get an email saying you have to call them to finish (which i had to wait and hour and a half before i got to anyone) then they will tell you you entered a invalid SS# they will then have to cancel the activation order.Once thats done itunes should let you go through the process again all in all i wasted 5 hrs trying the bogus SS# SO DONT BOTHER!

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    all you have to do is call them and tell them your and international student dont have a social security number and would like a pre-paid plan.. it helps to talk in a funny accent

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    I used a SSN like 662-52-9988 (hopefully not real with a company address (pick any), but with a valid credit card number (real name and billing address) and it worked the first time. At the next step you get to chose a plan - I selected the $49.98/month which comes with 200 minutes and unlimited internet access ($29.99 Voice + $19.99 Data) because I was anxious to test the internet and voice quality immediately (Friday 6/29 around midnight) but without committing to a 2 year contract. Good Luck!

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    anyone want to see if 078-05-1120 works? It's the most misused SSN of all time and last I knew was not being reassigned to anyone and comes up as invalid but not noticeably fake (like all 9s or 0s). Here's the history behind that SSN if anyone cares. http://www.ssa.gov/history/ssn/misused.html

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    I tried 000-00-0000 and 987-65-4325 (from wikipedia's list of invalid ssns) and they did not work. I got put into a queue to call customer service each time that was unescapable. In fact, even after I tried 999-99-9999 and got to the prepaid account screens in itunes, it was impossible to activate it. I had to get a new sim! So, I highly suggest you only use 999-99-9999 for the ssn if you want prepaid.


 

 

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