How do I activate my iPhone 5?

Mr. RPG

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Sep 21, 2012
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Verizon iPhone. Just got it.

However I am confused.

People say I need to call numbers to activate 4G LTE and stuff, but the included booklet says nothing like that.

It jsut wants me to sync it with iTunes.

I have never had a phone before by the way.

No scratches or scuffs as far as I can see. This thing is beautiful :3
 

IndoX

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Oct 12, 2011
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If you switched from AT&T or Sprint, just turn on the phone. That's what I did. I just turned it on, connected to my Wifi, waited about 1 minute after set up was done and I got a message from Verizon telling me my phone activation was completed.
 

verwon

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Jul 26, 2011
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You don't think that's what the instructions are for? It doesn't even require iTunes to activate anymore.
 

Mr. RPG

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You don't think that's what the instructions are for? It doesn't even require iTunes to activate anymore.
Did you read my original post?

I was told I need to call a number before activating the iPhone (a guy on here told me), but it doesn't say that in the instruction booklet.
 

darngooddesign

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Jul 4, 2007
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Did you read my original post?

I was told I need to call a number before activating the iPhone (a guy on here told me), but it doesn't say that in the instruction booklet.
So follow the instructions. If you still can't figure it out just go into a Verizon store and have them activate it.
 

Interstella5555

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Jun 30, 2008
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Did you read my original post?

I was told I need to call a number before activating the iPhone (a guy on here told me), but it doesn't say that in the instruction booklet.
I'm confused why you're being so stubborn on this, if some guy on the internet told me that I needed to throw my phone in water but the official instruction don't tell me to do it nor does my carrier (you DID talk to Verizon, right?) I'd probably go with common sense. Hell, you don't even need a computer anymore as others have said.
 

phrygianmode

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Feb 4, 2011
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The instructions it came with are actually kind of confusing:

It says to turn off my old phone (vzw iphone 4)
Then call a # to activate LTE service - but it clearly says NOT from my new phone.
THEN turn on my new phone.

I only have my old and new phone. What the hell am I supposed to do with this.
 
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