How to activate on Christmas?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Clint1583, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Bought my daughter an iphone5 for Christmas to replace her old Android phone but I'm not sure what the easiest way to activate it is on Christmas morning. Do I have to call Verizon on Christmas? Thanks
     
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    ConCat

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    Assuming you told Apple which account you were putting the phone on, you turn it on, and follow the onscreen instructions. That's it.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Yeah, when she turns it on it will activate. When I got my iPhone last year It took a couple tries.

    If for some reason that doesn't work, when the phone is set up:
    - dial *228, option 1
    - enter the SSN of the account holder
    - then the number of the line you want to have the iPhone on.
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    Now millions of Christians are going to want to activate/register thei Xmas present on the 25th. Expect delays and servers down.
     
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    From A Buick 8

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    Well mine did not activate out of the box and *228 did not work either. I ended up going to the Verizon website and made the switch there. After a few never racking minutes trying to get the Sim card to come out (really have to press hard). It does look like it worked.

    It is weird it looks like some features get removed when you move to a LTE phone and my bill is a few cents cheaper. For all of the Verizon experts can you look at the screen shot and let me know if I in anyway screwed up my unlimited data plan (i do not think i did).
     

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  6. macrumors regular

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    You don't dial *228 on an LTE phone!
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Really? :0
    Sorry for my ignorance, I guess that's what I get for having a 3G phone. :p
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Sorry...didn't mean to sound obnoxious. But yeah on the new LTE phones with the SIM card, *228 no longer serves any purpose.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to switch between an LTE phone and a 3G phone using OTA programing?
     
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    vastoholic

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    It won't be that bad. This will be nothing compared to launch day activations.
     
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    labman

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    really don't see a problem on christmas day vs any new iphone release date plug it into itunes.
     
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    From A Buick 8

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    I was ale to make the switch from my 4 to my new 5 right on the Verizon website.

    Then set my old 4 up on my daughters line.
     

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