What's the easiest way to activate an iPhone on Christmas Day

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Clint1583, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Clint1583 macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2011
    Giving my daughter a new iPhone for Christmas to replace an older one. Assuming Verizon will be to busy to help use on Christmas morning, whats the easiest why to activate it on her existing account?
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Well, there's really just one way to activate it.
  3. BSDanalyst macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    1. Insert new SIM card into phone.
    2. Turn on phone.
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Stop an elf and go, Wait! You must activate my phone before you go! :D
  5. mpantone macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    Nah, it's Verizon, a CDMA-based carrier. Shoving a SIM in the phone won't enable the voice features. The SIM only affects the LTE data circuitry.

    He is stuck contacting Verizon customer service, either today, tomorrow, or sometime in the near future to fully activate the device.
  6. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
  7. sahnjuro macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2009
    Online activation

    If you have an online account with Verizon, you can activate a new iPhone by requesting an equipment replacement online. It may be helpful to set up an account before Christmas.
  8. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    Yeah Verizon has to partition the CDMA/LTE services. Don't worry i'm sure they'll have somebody working customer service on Christmas Day.

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