How Do You Activate a New Verizon Phone?

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Using the Activate or Switch Device page in the My Verizon control panel on the Verizon Wireless website, choose which line you would like to active the device for, select Next, and then choose Activate Device. Follow the guide and enter the required information to activate the device.

The process for activating Verizon Wireless prepaid phones follows the same steps as devices on contract plans, or users can dial *22898 from the device. Additional steps may be necessary to transfer a SIM card from an old device to a new one. Use of Verizon's network requires an activated SIM card.