Verizon Wireless: How do I activate my Verizon phone?

A simple 5 step guide for solving this common Verizon Wireless problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

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To activate a Verizon device complete the following steps: Step 1: Go to the Activate or Switch Device page in your My Verizon account online.
Step 2: Select the line you want to activate the device on and click Next.
Step 3: Click Activate Device. Then select one of the available options: I am activating a device that I previously used with this account i. A dropdown menu will appear. ii. Select the device you want to activate from the dropdown. I am activating a device that I have not used with this account i. A Device ID field will appear. ii. Enter the Device ID of the device you want to activate. iii. Click Next. iv. Select a mobile device that you want the Online Authorization Code sent to by text message. This is an extra step to help protect you and your personal information. v. Click Text me the code. The authorization code will be sent to the mobile device you've chosen. vi. Enter and re-enter the Online Authorization Code that was sent to the device in the required fields. vii.
Click Confirm. Click Next. If prompted, follow the steps for transferring your SIM Card. Click Next. If prompted, follow the steps to select a new plan and click Continue Activation. Follow the steps to back up your contacts, if you haven't already. Otherwise, click Next.
Review your changes to make sure they're correct, and click Submit. You've successfully activated the device.
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About this Step by Step Guide

After thousands of Verizon Wireless customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: Verizon Wireless: How do I activate my Verizon phone?; When is cell phone service in Sussex county nj coming back; Phone drops calls all the time have *G shows *g all the time; How do I raise the length and intensity of vibration on my Droid Turbo *; I got locked out of my device which is not activated anymore, is not linked to my google account...; Can't use phone with SIM card from Golan Telecom. Need unlock code??? Phone says searching for net...... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 5 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 48 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Verizon Wireless. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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