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.