How to Activate New Verizon iPhone

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  1. macrumors member

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    In the past I have always bought my iPhones at the store and they were activated for me. This time I ordered a phone from online Apple Store. Also I am switching from ATT so I want to port my number.

    So, how do I activate it? Call Verizon or can I do it through the web?
     
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    boomhower

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    It should come ready to activate, just turn it on. At worst call *228. If that doesn't do the trick call in.
     
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    Dragoro

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    Mine was fine soon as I synced it with my itunes account.
     
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    Will turning it on also "port" my number? If so, do I need to erase and back-up everything off my old phone first?

    sorry for the seemingly simple questions.
     
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    From A Buick 8

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    If the iPhone is like other phones then know that will not port your number. Yes back up everything from your old phone.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    I thought you could not port your number from ATT to VZW. Only CDMA to CDMA, GSM to GSM.
     
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    You thought wrong.
    You can port your number from cdma to gsm and even port landline numbers to cellphone now.
     
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    For Verizon, I had to call Verizon with the iPhone to get it activated. There should be instructions in the delivery box.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    This one takes the prize for the most wrong answer of the day.
     
  11. takeshi74, Nov 27, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012

    macrumors 601

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    It should but it really depends on how you've set up the porting. Call Verizon to verify.

    IIRC *228 should not be used for the 5 (or any LTE device).

    You might want to keep "always consider the source" in mind.
     

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