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    Question Establish service without Social Security Number?

    I'd like to switch my service to AT&T Wireless, but would prefer not to provide my Social Security Number. It's not a credit issue, but I have a strict policy of only giving my SS# to my bank and employer to lower the possibility of identity theft. I'd be happy to have my bills automatically charged to my American Express card. I could also put up a deposit, if necessary.

    I'm planning on getting 4 phones on a family plan, and using my employer's sponsorship FAN.

    Any thoughts?

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    well for that.. it's called GoPhone.. anywhere you go you'll have to give your SS# for credit check... unless you want prepaid. They not gonna just hand out phones to you without 1 knowing you are who you say you are and 2 not knowing how likely you are to pay them for the services you use.

    Anyone can hand someone a credit card and say charge it.
    - yeah, don't listen to that guy!

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    No social, no service. Go Phone is your only other option...why are people so paranoid anyway?

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    GoPhone isn't really an option, as it's much more expensive. Some companies can establish post-paid service without a Social Security number, (T-Mobile wanted a $600 deposit, for instance).

    I actually established post-paid service with AT&T Wireless without a SS# or a deposit about 4 years ago, but I'm sure the policies have probably changed since then.

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    Where are you located? There is a way around this but I would need you to come into the store.

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    Well if you dont min the time and paperwork you can apply to the IRS for EIN# and give people that.Or you could give them your number get the account then put the lockdown on your credit by alocking your credit report it is like 100 bucks a year to do all three credit agencys but unless you unlock your credit report no one and i mean no one can get credit with your ss#

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    Re: Establish service without Social Security Number?

    Originally posted by MyPCS
    I'd like to switch my service to AT&T Wireless, but would prefer not to provide my Social Security Number. It's not a credit issue, but I have a strict policy of only giving my SS# to my bank and employer to lower the possibility of identity theft. I'd be happy to have my bills automatically charged to my American Express card. I could also put up a deposit, if necessary.

    I'm planning on getting 4 phones on a family plan, and using my employer's sponsorship FAN.

    Any thoughts?
    Policy says you don't have to provide your social but.............

    IT may take several days to perform a credit check. And you may have to provide other forms of identification. This was policy like 6 months ago. I don't think its change. Some reps don't know about this. So you may try a couple of different reps. But technically you do not have to provide our SS# to perform a credit check......

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    If you don't mind a deposit then you could get an account with an $800 deposit. You would get that back at the end of 12 months.

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    Re: Establish service without Social Security Number?

    Originally posted by notevenreal123
    Policy says you don't have to provide your social but............. IT may take several days to perform a credit check. But technically you do not have to provide our SS# to perform a credit check......
    That makes sense, but the credit bureau would just provide the SSN to AT&T as part of the credit check. I guess that's OK, as long as it stays out of my account.

    Originally posted by ivwshane
    If you don't mind a deposit then you could get an account with an $800 deposit. You would get that back at the end of 12 months.
    An $800 deposit is fine with me, as long as it's not $800 for each of the extra add-a-line phones (which would total $3200).

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    Yes it would be per line.


    I can understand why you would be nervous but if you go to an at&t corporate store they usually give back your information to you.

    I've personally never had any problem or known anyone that had a problem when they went to a direct store.

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    Re: Re: Establish service without Social Security Number?

    Originally posted by MyPCS
    That makes sense, but the credit bureau would just provide the SSN to AT&T as part of the credit check. I guess that's OK, as long as it stays out of my account.



    An $800 deposit is fine with me, as long as it's not $800 for each of the extra add-a-line phones (which would total $3200).
    If your credit is okay you will not have to pay a deposit. Again because you are not providing a social it may take longer to do the credit check. Especially if you have a really common name. But just because you are not providing a social does not mean you will pay a deposit. Again I know because I helped a customer like yourself about 6 months ago............

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    Re: Re: Re: Establish service without Social Security Number?

    Originally posted by notevenreal123
    I know because I helped a customer like yourself about 6 months ago............
    It's great to know that I'm not the only paranoid nut who guards my SSN with a vengeance!

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    I would sign up with notevenreal123 then since he seems to know how to do it.

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