You would have to initiate the backup being installed as a VZW rep doesn't have access to your password. As far as it being activated....did you purchase from a store (where they would have activated) or order it? If so, you have a few steps to follow which should have been included in your package that was shipped. But here is the link just in case. Also if you aren't comfortable doing it yourself you could go to your local Verizon and have them do it but it's not difficult to do at all.
Because you didn't specify which model:
Congratulations on your new iPhone 6s,timssail. Having all your contacts are important. Kaebfly provided some wonderful steps to get them moved into your new device, and we’re here to help further. What was your prior device make and model? How were your contacts backed up onto that device?
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