Bought VZW 4S For Gift, But Have To Activate Before Christmas?

Erob

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Dec 9, 2010
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Yesterday I bought a Verizon Wireless iPhone 4S for my sister as a Christmas present. The device is supposed to be shipped to the store within a few days and will be ready for pickup.

The plan was to get the device, wrap it, and give it to her on Christmas, but a Verizon Wireless employee told me that I had to activate the phone within 5 days or I would start being charged. Is there any truth to this? If so, I guess I will be giving her the phone early, unfortunately.
 

wordoflife

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Jul 6, 2009
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I'm not even sure if they'd let you walk out of the store without activating it first. Call up Verizon again and confirm this.
 

jenzjen

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Aug 20, 2010
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Yesterday I bought a Verizon Wireless iPhone 4S for my sister as a Christmas present. The device is supposed to be shipped to the store within a few days and will be ready for pickup.

The plan was to get the device, wrap it, and give it to her on Christmas, but a Verizon Wireless employee told me that I had to activate the phone within 5 days or I would start being charged. Is there any truth to this? If so, I guess I will be giving her the phone early, unfortunately.
Or just cancel your order and order again in mid Dec, you haven't even received it yet so should be simple
 
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