Verizon iPhone shipped from Apple - do I need to activate?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ninethirty, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. ninethirty macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered a 5S last Friday and I'll have it by Wednesday. I'm already on Verizon and was not eligible for an upgrade, so I paid full price. My question is, do I need to do anything to the phone when it arrives to use it, or has Apple already configured it to work on my plan?

    The reason I ask (and I know I'm going to get yelled at for this) is that I can easily wait the month for them to be available in stores, and I see people selling on craigslist/ebay for twice what I paid. I didn't order it to sell, but if someone's willing to pay that much, and I don't mind waiting, why not?

    Thanks very much in advance!
     
  2. bumblehat macrumors regular

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    The phone that is shipped is not magically pre-configured for a given account. If you paid $399 (no contract) or $849 (no contract), the phone you receive is the same. When you put in the SIM, it will work with your account.
     
  3. skimcpip macrumors regular

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    The phone only gets activated to your account when YOU activate it. You should be fine selling the phone you get and then waiting a month to use your upgrade.
     

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