How To Activate a New SIM Card Verizon

How To Activate a New SIM Card Verizon

What is SIM Card?

A SIM card is an integrated circuit intended to securely store an international mobile subscriber identity number and its related key, which are used to identify and authenticate subscribers on mobile telephony devices.

How To Activate a New SIM Card Verizon

To activate a new or replacement SIM card in your device, visit the Activate or Switch Device page in My Verizon.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate My Verizon number?

It’s easy to activate, change or replace your device on an existing line with My 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.

What number do I dial to activate My Verizon phone?

You may be prompted for this number during the activation process. Call (800) 837-4966. This is Verizon’s Customer Service number, and the customer service rep can activate your phone for you. You may need to give your IMEI number as well as prove that you are the account holder.

Why is my SIM card not activating?

Ensure that your device is connected to a stable and active internet connection. This is necessary for the activation process to work. Check if the SIM card is inserted correctly into your device. You can follow the instructions that came with your device to make sure that the SIM card is inserted properly.

Can you activate your SIM card yourself?

To activate your SIM card online, simply go to your carrier’s website. Chances are, the support page you’ll need to visit will be listed on the card. Once you’ve done that, simply follow the steps listed. Usually, you’ll have to enter the phone number or SIM card number.

Why my SIM card is not active?

Clean the SIM card and tray with a clean, dry cloth. Reinsert the SIM card, making sure it is properly installed in the tray. Once everything is secured back into place, turn your phone on again and see if the error is gone. This usually happens after modifying your phone settings and manually switching menu options.

Why is my new Verizon SIM card not working?

Ensure the SIM card is properly inserted into the device / SIM tray. Try using the SIM card with alternate equipment to isolate issues between the SIM card and device. With the SIM card inserted, restart your phone.

How do I install a Verizon SIM card?

Locate the card slot and with the metal pins facing the device, gently slide the SIM card (notched edge first) into the card slot until it is secure. Hold down the tab (before the card slot), insert a paperclip into the opening on the underside of the device then slide the SIM card then gently pull the card out.

Do you need ID to activate a SIM card?

When you activate the SIM, you’ll need to provide us with your name, address, email address, card details and valid identification.

Can you reactivate a SIM card on Verizon?

You can reconnect service for a different device or SIM card than you had before on the Reconnect service page in My Verizon. Follow the prompts for reconnecting service on a different device.

How do I fix an invalid SIM card Verizon?

Go to Settings> Wireless & Networks> Mobile Networks> Network Mode> Change it from Global to CDMA. Once done, the error should go away. From the sound of it, it’s likely caused by your phone reading the SIM card that is not active in the Verizon Wireless system. Give it a shot and please follow up with your results.