Verizon Wireless customers can activate their phones online by logging into their My Verizon account on the mobile carrier's official website. The Activate Device option is located on the Activate or Switch Device page. Customers should have their phone number and Device ID handy to complete activation.
This method allows customers to activate a brand new or previously used device in just a few steps and begin making calls within minutes. It also provides guidance on backing up contacts and transferring a SIM Card if required. Some newly activated phones may not be ready to use until the next day. Any pending Verizon orders must be cleared before activation.