iPhone 8 activation nightmare

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  1. colton111391 macrumors newbie

    colton111391

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    so I've been trying to get my vzw iPhone 8 activated and it has been a complete nightmare so to speak. I'm stuck in limbo where my iPhone 8 keeps asking for a billing zip code and last four of my social security number. it shows activated online but allow me past that screen. meanwhile my old iPhone 6 is deactivated hence i can't make any calls meaning i can't call apple or verizon for help. #sad
     
  2. I7guy macrumors Core

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    Just take the old sim and insert it into the new phone.
     
  3. colton111391 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried that and it doesn't work. it just keeps asking for my billing zip code and social security number i enter them and it keeps saying they're wrong when they're not
     
  4. trekkie604 macrumors 68000

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    call customer service - borrow someone's phone, find a payphone, use google voice
     
  5. I7guy macrumors Core

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    Call Verizon, I never deactivate my phones. There may be issues with your vzw account.
     
  6. colton111391 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm working with verizon but they seem clueless. I really hope I don't have to got to an apple store. its quite a trip and the whole reason i ordered online is so i wouldn't have to travel. ugh first world problems
     
  7. BillyBobT Suspended

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    No house phone? neighbors phone?
     
  8. colton111391 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    It was a PITA for me to activate on ATT. It took several tries before finally working.

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