Have a phone that you want to activate on your account? No need to visit a store. Whether it's a device that you've used previously on your Verizon account or with another carrier, or a new phone not purchased with us, we can help you activate it online in My Verizon.
You have two choices when you bring your own device onto your Verizon account:
Activate a device with a new mobile number
Simply go to the Bring your own device page. Follow the steps:
- Check the Device and SIM IDs
- Select a data plan that's right for you
- Add features
- Add accessories
- Check out
Activate a device on an existing mobile number
Go to the Activate, Switch or Bring Your Own Device page in My Verizon and click Activate. Tap Activate. Select the line you'd like to make changes to. You'll be asked if you are activating a device that was previously used on your account. Select No, then follow the steps:
- Follow the prompts to check the Device and SIM IDs
- Update your protection plan, if needed
- Update your plan, if needed
- Back up your content
- Check out
To see more details, find which question below fits your situation, follow the steps, and in no time, you'll be using your phone.
Considering upgrading to a brand new device instead? Check out our Devices shopping page and compare among the latest devices on the market.