Problem activating Verizon service

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mis204, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. mis204 macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2010
    If anyone else has had this issue, please let me know:

    When I went to create my Verizon prepaid Account through the cellular data settings screen, the service failed to activate and gave system errors and activation errors. When I called Verizon, they said that my sim was dead and I should go to a Verizon store to have it replaced. Unfortunately, when I went there, my only option was to get a new sim card activated on a normal Verizon account rather than prepaid...

    Now, I'm happy to have service, and it's still month to month with no activation, but I am not able to get the $20 plan. A little disappointed, but not enough to switch to AT&T.

    Am I the only one with this issue?
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I'd call their customer service line over the weekend and ask to have a new SIM sent to you. If you don't need the $30 plan, you shouldn't have to purchase it. I was able to sign up for the $20 in minutes, and it activated right away.
  3. mis204 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2010
    I honestly don't mind the 2 gig plan, would probably end up needing it anyway. but my fiancé's iPad also won't activate a pre-paid plan...ill try again tomorrow, and bring hers to apple store before trying to add the same type of plan i have.

    Weird element in all of this - both our iPads didn't have a cellular data number when trying to activate... anyone have any thoughts...

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