Verizon iPhone activation

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Abba 701, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Abba 701 macrumors regular

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    With a Verizon iPhone do you actually have to sign up for a plan? Or can you activate the phone without signing up?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I believe you just need a working SIM card and you can activate it.
     
  3. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

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    You have to have an account set up to activate on any carrier. They want your money.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    To activate it on a carrier's network, you need to be a customer of that carrier, i.e., signing up
     
  5. nox5 macrumors 6502

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    There are 2 different activations: iPhone itself activates via Apple and service plan activates via Verizon.
     
  6. KPOM macrumors G5

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    If you already have a working Verizon SIM card, just put it inside your iPhone and start it up. It will activate with that.

    If you are activating the iPhone with a different carrier (e.g. T-Mobile or AT&T), just insert their SIM card and power up. Do not power up with the Verizon SIM card installed if you do not have a Verizon account, as it will take you to a screen where you need to enter Verizon account information to activate the phone.
     
  7. JulesJam Suspended

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    Verizon does not have burner iPhones if that is what you are asking, lol!
     

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