To activate a Verizon phone, go to the online activation page in My Verizon. Select the line on which the device needs activation and then select the Activate Device option.
Choose from the options whether the device previously used the account or not. In the case, an individual is activating a device that previously used the account a drop-down menu will appear. Select the device that needs activation from the drop-down list. Where the account has not yet been associated with the device, a device identification field will appear. Enter the identification number of the device that needs activation and select next.
Enter a mobile number that will receive the online authorization code as a text message. This is a security measure for the protection of personal information. Click on the Text Me the Code option. The authorization code will appear as a text message on the respective mobile having the number entered in the system.
Enter the authorization code in the required field and then re-enter to confirm the code. Click on the Confirm button. Follow the steps to select a new activation plan, if prompted, and then click on Continue Activation. Back up the contacts if this was not done earlier. Review all the changes made, and then click on the Submit button.