Is it an iPhone? If so if it's a 5 or above just put your SIM card in it and power on. If it's another device specify which one so someone can help lead you in the right direction. Your other option is to stop by a Verizon store or call CS to help activate.
Having a working phone is paramount Locater3962. Thank you kaebfly for the suggestions provided. What make and model phone are you trying to activate kaebfly? Is your boyfriends phone also a Verizon Wireless device?
You do have the option to also activate your phone online via My Verizon. For additional information and directions on how to activate your phone online click, http://vz.to/1fCKRB8
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What if you want to activate an old galaxy 3 from your previous provider? My HTC One battery is shot and I'm not due for an upgrade for another 3 months.