How do I activate my iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mr. RPG, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Mr. RPG macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    What did Verizon say when you called them or went into one of their stores?
     
  3. IndoX macrumors regular

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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.
     
  4. Mr. RPG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing.

    This is a new phone and I have never had a phone before.

    Do I just follow the instructions?
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

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    You don't think that's what the instructions are for? It doesn't even require iTunes to activate anymore.
     
  6. Mr. RPG thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    So follow the instructions. If you still can't figure it out just go into a Verizon store and have them activate it.
     
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  9. phrygianmode macrumors newbie

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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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