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How to Activate a Prepaid Verizon Phone


Verizon Wireless offers a prepaid service that gives you nationwide coverage without the hassle of a contract, deposit or credit check.

To use the service, you purchase credits that are deducted from your account for each minute you talk. Before you start talking, you need to activate your prepaid cellphone. Verizon allows you to activate your service online or directly from your phone.

Activate from Your Phone

Remove the phone’s battery cover according to the instructions in the user manual. Insert the battery and replace the cover.

Charge the phone, if necessary. Connect the phone to the included charger, then connect the charger to an electrical outlet. Some phones also come with a charger that lets you connect the phone to your computer’s USB port. Charge the phone for about two hours.