Have you already received a number for your phone? If so, then you'll just need to dial *228 and select option 1.
If you haven't received a new number for your phone then you haven't set up an account yet and you'll need to speak to prepaid activations.
You only get charged the activation fee for actually opening up the account and activating the number. You won't get a charge for just programming the phone with *228.
No I just got the phone today and haven't done anything with it except writing down the ESN and stuff like that.
Which number do I dial to speak to prepaid activations?
I only get the activation fee when I open an account and activate a number? Well won't I have to do that anyways? And what do you mean by I won't get a fee for just programming the phone? Is that the same as activating it and getting a number etc.?
Maybe to make this easier on me could you just give me a step by step on what to do to get this phone up and running?
Things maybe you should know about my situation...
-I will be a new customer,
-I don't have a number yet,
-It is the Alias (contract phone) that I want to use for the prepay service, (Basic Plan)
-No current contract on the phone,
Bottom line, I have done nothing to the phone yet except turn it on and write down ESN and stuff so I need to start from the beginning and avoid any activation fee of any sort. Thanks
Prepaid Activations can be reached at: 877-777-5759.
Call them and ask to start up a new prepaid account. They'll give you a number and you'll give them the ESN to activate the service and phone. You're not going to be able to avoid an activation fee, it's required for opening a new line with prepaid service. It should only be $35.
After you get a phone number and whatnot they'll tell you to program the phone by dialing *228 and selecting option 1.
Actually, it looks like per the T&Cs here there is a $35 activation fee, not $25. And that's for establishing new service with Verizon.
Sweet. Well it's good to know that you can do it online and you don't have to call. But I bet that activation fee will be taken off the initial balance you put on the card, if at all. So just prepare for it. If it doesn't happen, even better!
Glad to see it worked out for you. Have fun.