How To Activate a New Phone from Verizon

How To Activate a New Phone from Verizon

What is Phone from Verizon?

The My Verizon website and app let you securely manage your Verizon mobile* account. View and pay bills, manage devices, change plans, transfer a number and more. *For Verizon Fios home accounts visit Managing your Verizon home account FAQs.

How To Activate a New Phone from Verizon

Go to and sign in to your My Verizon account. From your account overview, select Manage all devices. To continue changing a device on an existing line, select Activate your own device. From the Activate or Switch page, select Activate on an existing line.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy a phone from Verizon?

You can shop a wide variety of smartphones here at Verizon and save some money in the process when you browse our smartphone promotions and deals.

How do you activate a Verizon phone by yourself?

How do I activate a phone I purchased from Verizon or a Verizon Authorized Retailer? When you order a new phone from us, it will be ready to activate when you turn it on. Simply follow the steps on your screen to complete activation and set up your iPhone®, Android™ or prepaid device.

What do you dial to activate a Verizon phone?

To get your Verizon phone up and running, you can use the following steps;

  1. Give a ring to *228 from your Verizon phone.
  2. Once prompted, choose option 1 to program or activate your device.
  3. Wait for the call to end and your phone to restart.

How much is Verizon activation fee?

We charge a one-time $35 fee per device activated or upgraded on the Verizon network.

Can Verizon activate any phone?

If your device is unlocked and compatible with the Verizon network, you can bring it to us and activate it on a new or existing Verizon plan. You can BYOD with smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches you bought from Verizon, a third-party seller, another phone carrier or manufacturer.

What phones do Verizon offer?

  • Get the new iPhone 15 Pro. with titanium, on us.
  • Get Samsung Galaxy S23+ for free. Plus, get Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Tab S9 FE 5G for free.
  • Get Google Pixel 8 Pro for free.
  • The impressive iPhone 14 Plus.
  • Get Samsung Galaxy S22 on us.
  • The impressive iPhone 14.
  • Get motorola edge+ 5G UW on us.

Are Verizon phones unlocked?

Devices that you purchase from Verizon are locked for 60 days after purchase. Devices that you purchase from our retail partners are locked for 60 days after activation. After 60 days, we will automatically remove the lock. Following the 60 day lock period, we do not lock our phones at any time.

How many phones can I buy from Verizon?

You can add up to 12 smartphones or basic phones to your Verizon mobile account with any plan that allows for multiple lines of service. And you can have up to 30 total devices per account.

Can I put my T-Mobile SIM card in a Verizon phone?

First, use the IMEI number to check if your Verizon phone is unlocked and compatible with T-Mobile’s network. Most Verizon phones are unlocked, but the phone also needs to be compatible with the T-Mobile Network. Once your compatible phone is unlocked, purchase a T-Mobile SIM card and choose a T-Mobile plan.

Are Verizon iPhones different?

The Verizon iPhone costs just as much as the AT&T iPhone, and the phones have virtually identical feature sets. However, there are a few differences you should keep in mind when choosing an iPhone from one of the two carriers. The basic difference between the Verizon and the AT&T iPhone is the antenna inside.

Can I buy a phone from Amazon and use it with Verizon?

Eligibility to BYOD to Verizon

You can bring smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches that you bought from Verizon, a third-party seller (e.g., Best Buy, Amazon, etc.), another phone carrier (e.g., AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.) or even a manufacturer. You can bring Apple®, Google, Samsung and other Android™ devices to Verizon.