I'm a student here and looking to switch to Sprint for the iphone. I've been on Virgin Mobile for the past 3 years but I want to get the new iPhone instead. I've been told by friends that if you don't have a ssn, then you can put down a $150 (or so) deposit instead. Is this still true? Because I've tried calling to ask and I've just been told a solid no that I will not be able to join their services unless I had a ssn. If this is the case, should I just buy the iPhone unlocked and just get a simcard? (Unless this requires a ssn too?)
You can activate your own Sprint phone without giving out your social security number...However, according to the store I just called...you would have to still provide two forms of ID and there would be a 250.00 deposit.
I hope this adequately answers your question.
it's not an automatic $250 deposit. just have the store run your info through without ssn and see what credit class it gives you. I've even seen 3 lines approved with $0 deposit. crazier things have happened. if you need a suggestion on a store let me know. actually, private message me as i have another idea for you too.
I have the same question. I want to switch to Sprint for a new iPhone,but I'm currently a graduate student and I don't have SSN. Can I still get an account eligible?