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How to Activate a used iPhone

I had purchased an used verizon iphone so my wife and I would have the same carrier and phones. Well, when I purchased her phone, I had the shared plan. We arrived at home and I attempted to activate my phone using the "add a new line" feature. Seeing as you cannot remove the casing on the iphone, I cannot find the numerical code. It still has the previous owner's Verizon SIM as I heard Verizon will not sell only the SIM, and I have no idea how to register and activate the phone. If anyone could help me out, I'd appreciate it. I prefer not to have to unlock it and use another carrier as we have a shared plan.

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Re: How to Activate a used iPhone
Customer Service Rep

I know you're excited to get that phone activated for your wife and I'm to help.


You can pull the device ID by following the steps here Once you have that info you can add the new line using this equipment.

If you still need help getting that phone activated please follow me and send me a direct message with your name, mobile number, and brief summary of your concern so I can further assist you.

John B

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