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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 6, 2013
I bought a used verizon 4s on ebay,but it can't accept my country's SIM card. when I check my IMEI on verizon website,it shows"It appears you would like to activate your recently purchased device. Please sign in to My Verizon to complete your new device activation Activate My New Device".

How do I solve this problem?I‘am not a verizon customer. if anyone can help me I can provide my IMEI number and $100,thanks


macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2008
West Suburban Boston Ma
It sounds like someone bought an iPhone on contract from Verizon, then skipped out on it and sold the phone to you to make a bit of money. You may be out of luck. Verizon will probably only activate it for the contract and also only if you can get onto their network.

Did you purchase the phone via eBay? I suggest you open a fraud case with them.


macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
At the iPhone hacks section.
The Verizon 4S doesn't come unlocked for international GSM use like the iphone 5, 5C and 5S.
You will have to have a Verizon account in good standing for so many months and then request an unlock for it.
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