How To Activate a Old Verizon Phone

How To Activate a Old Verizon Phone

What is Old Verizon Phone?

The candlestick telephone (or pole telephone) is a style of telephone that was common from the late 1890s to the 1940s. A candlestick telephone is also often referred to as a desk stand, an upright, or a stick phone.

How To Activate a Old Verizon Phone

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 bring a phone to Verizon to activate?

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 does Verizon do with old phones?

Learn about trading in your mobile devices to Verizon in exchange for account credit, instant credit or Verizon Gift Cards. Even if your devices have no value, we can recycle them responsibly for you, for free. Go to the Trade-in page to get started or visit our Trade-in Guide for instructions.

Can I use my old phone with Verizon?

You can bring Apple®, Google, Samsung and other Android™ devices to Verizon. To be eligible for BYOD to Verizon, your device must be unlocked and its hardware and software must be compatible with our mobile network. Check your device’s compatibility.

Can a Verizon phone be unlocked?

Your device will be unlocked automatically as long the following applies: You are 60 days from purchase. Your device is not flagged for fraud, or reported as lost or stolen.

What is the oldest phone?

While Italian innovator Antonio Meucci (pictured at left) is credited with inventing the first basic phone in 1849, and Frenchman Charles Bourseul devised a phone in 1854, Alexander Graham Bell won the first U.S. patent for the device in 1876.

What is the oldest smart phone?

In 1992, IBM announced the very first smartphone. It released the Simon Personal Communicator (SPC) for purchase in 1994. The SPC was the first touchscreen phone. Additionally, it had the ability to send and receive both emails and faxes.

Can I sell my Verizon iPhone?

Go to and enter the device info. You will then be given the market value for that device, or if qualified for a promo, you will be given a promo value which is greater than the market value of the device. 

Can I switch to Verizon?

When you activate a new line with Verizon you’ll have the option to transfer your current mobile or landline number from another carrier. You can also visit our Switch to Verizon page online, contact us or visit a store to transfer your number to Verizon.

Will Verizon give me a free phone?

At Verizon, many different promotions are available throughout the year that can allow you to get free or discounted smartphones, even from top brands like Apple, Samsung, Google and more. From new to certified pre-owned, Verizon can help in your search for a free cell phone.

Are Verizon iphones locked?

Devices that you purchase from Verizon are locked for 60 days after purchase. Devices that you purchase from one of our authorized retailers are locked for 60 days after activation. After 60 days, we will automatically remove the lock unless the device is deemed stolen or purchased fraudulently.