No, you don’t need ID to buy phone in most countries, you can buy, but you will need ID to activate service and it depends of country the way how to avoid it.
they will try to get your identity on activation, but you can avoid it easily in US and another countryes:)
Tips how to buy BTC safe in US, without compromising your identity.
You can be traced:
1- by your IP
2-by your phone
3-by your device imbedded personal number.(phone,tablet,pc)
4-by location of your device with GPS (any phone)
5- number plate of your car near bank.
SO, NEVER make ordering from your home computer or any device connected to your home internet or registered in your name!
1 -You need a safe device (tablet, smartphone, notebook)
This device must be not on your name, was not paid by credit card on your name.
if this is a tablet or notebook, you will need disposable phone #
So the easiest way, just to buy for cash cheapest unlocked smartphone and use SIM card as T-mobile prepaid, you can buy for cash in many places or some sim you can buy at any airport.Or you can buy prepaid phone with the SIM card kit (t-mobile, etc.) in many stores as family dollar, 7-11, wallmart etc. and pay by cash.(T mobile SIM with $3/month plan is preferable, because it is cheaper. there 10 c\min but you need only to sent 1 sms to make order.)
2-Now you need to activate your SIM in the new phone, use safe email with no name requirements as protonmail or open mailbox. use any name on SIM activation, registration as “Walt Smith” do it not from your home,or you address will be assotiated with phone,they will track signal by GPS!
Alternatively, you can simply buy working smartphone from someone, in this case, that person will be tracked, not you, if you use it properly.
3- Now you have working phone not on your name.
But you need internet, so go to any store or Starbucks with free, open wifi and make your order of BTC now.
- After order confirmation on your phone and email go to one of selected bank branch and pay cash on account # they provide in order.
They never will ask your ID when you deposit to account.
Don’t, make order over $4500 better do few orders for small amounts about $500.
If some idiot asked your ID, just reply" I forgot it home" and simply go to another branch.
Do not park your car near branch! ( any bank has 24\7 surveillance cameras cover at least 100 m around the bank).
After you made payment, photo receipt and send as require and wait for your BTC.
After you are done, turn off the phone, take off the battery.
Next time you want to buy BTC, take the phone and repeat all again. NEVER turn on the phone in your home!
Actually, most people don’t really understand why they need keep identity safe, and when finally they realized it is usually too late!
In most of the countries it is some ways to avoid identity compromised.
In Russia for instance, no freedom of internet, it is illegal to connect anonymously, but you can buy phone from many places there on someone’s name and get prepaid visa or Mastercard on someone’s name and use it to by BTC
And it is one more way working almost anywhere to buy BTC safe and anonymous. You can use Crypto agent (crypto broker) with a good reputation. All you need is to sent hem order by safe email and you will get your BTC or other coins. Usually there different payment methods, as wire transfer, western union etc… only problem, the broker will charge about 10%