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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hopsenberry, Oct 18, 2016.
You can insert a non activated verizon sim card (if you have one) and should be fine and will remain unlocked. Where did you buy the phone?
IF you gave your info the sim will need to be activated and swapped out for your old one.(as that phone is now "your" phone) The phone will also need to be activated and then restored in order for it to be used by another. The phone is tied to your sim..... UNLESS it's different if you buy it in store than if you have it shipped. Someone correct me please if I'm wrong.
You could take out the sim card before you turn it on and connect to wifi. It may make an attempt to activate, but it won't be able to and then you can continue setup on wifi and try out the camera and do most everything else except make call or use iMessage.
Verizon phones do not get locked. You need not worry. Just activate with your SIM card if it's not working with the one it came with and you'll be fine.
Ok, maybe I did something different. I don't have a Verizon account (I have At&T), and I thought I took out the sim and got it through the whole process, made sure everything was working and then popped in my At&t sim. Either way, I didn't put the At&t sim in until setup was complete, and the Verizon sim didn't get activated, but if it's already tied to your account, I suppose that it might activate. Sorry about that.
With the Sim that arrives in the iPhone, you can call Verizon directly and they will activate the iPhone for you. It should take less than five minutes to do so.
In case you haven't figured it out yet, Apple.com orders will preconfigure the iPhone activation to require the phone line/carrier account info you entered at apple.com (or app) when you ordered it. If however, you bought it from an Apple retail store in person, device paid in full, there shouldn't be this prompt at activation for billing zipcode and last four digits of social.