Apple and I guess Verizon to a lesser extent try to force you to use iCloud. I am so tired of being prompted to sign in or sign out or set up iCloud I don't know what to do. I do not trust having my information on the cloud so I disable it at every time it tries to get me signed up (which is many times). I just received some replacement iPhones 5 and I cannot count how many time it tried to get me to sign up on iCloud during setup. It even made the buttons to disable it almost impossible to work. I had to press them 10+ times before it accepted.