I just purchased a prepaid phone from an area in Tennessee I'm planning on moving to withint the next several months because I needed a local number for that area. I should have activated the phone before I left, but I didn't think it would be an issue I am currently in southeastern Kentucky where Verizon does not have local coverage but I THOUGHT they used signal from towers from a local CDMA provider in this area, who has a roaming agreement with them. Do I have to pick up from Verizon towers to fully activate this phone? Actually, I activated the phone online and got my number, but now I can't dial the *228 to program the phone. Will I need to pick up from a Verizon tower to do that?
Annnnd, once I do get it activated, can I have the prepaid phone to forward calls if necessary?