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    Default [Solved]: How to Activate/Steps from 3G to 4G

    Coming from a droid x and I heard you can't just call *228. What are the exact steps?
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    Default re: [Solved]: How to Activate/Steps from 3G to 4G

    it comes with the directions to activate
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    Just look at the stuff that came in the box. Activation instructions are always provided.
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    Default re: [Solved]: How to Activate/Steps from 3G to 4G

    Alright thank you guys, didn't know if there were just instructions for changing from one 4g phone to another.
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    Or if you don't want to wait.

    http://m-support.verizonwireless.com...martphone.html

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    I'm going to post them anyway:

    1. Do not power on your phone. If it is powered on power it off.
    2. Activate your SIM card: Dial (877) 807-4646 from any phone and follow the prompts to activate your 4G LTE service.Have your Customer Receipt with you because you may be asked to confirm information from it, including the mobile number assigned to your 4G LTE SIM card.
    3. Do not power on your phone yet.
    4. Insert your SIM card and battery into your SIII.
    5. Power it on.
    6. When prompted to use Backup Assistant, say NO. BA is unnecessary bloatware. Welcome to the world of Android where all your contact info sync and gets pulled from Gmail. The General Help and How To Forum has stickies on how import contact info from almost every device imaginable. I also posted a sticky in the Introductions forum that includes links on getting started if you're new.

    If you've already activated without the power off requirement -- good for you, but not doing so has caused me issues in the past.

    If you already have a micro SIM from a prior device you can skip the above steps. Just remove from the old phone and stick it in the new one.
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    Default Re: [Solved]: How to Activate/Steps from 3G to 4G

    Just an FYI that these steps don't work for those of us having the activation issues. These are the exact steps I tried first with no luck.
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    Default Re: [Solved]: How to Activate/Steps from 3G to 4G

    ::::::News Flash:::::::
    It's always a good idea to read the instructions.
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    Default Re: [Solved]: How to Activate/Steps from 3G to 4G

    You can also do it on-line, if you have your Verizon account set up.
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    I took mine out of the box and read the instructions. Going fron 3g to 4g, I knew it would be different. I followed the steps in order and it worked....imagine that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullfrog1337 View Post
    I took mine out of the box and read the instructions. Going fron 3g to 4g, I knew it would be different. I followed the steps in order and it worked....imagine that
    So you had no previous sim card? You used the new that came with it? I hope it's that easy for me transitioning from a Droid X. All these activations problems are scaring me. And still waiting on the FedEx guy. Oh..and did you keep your unlimited data plan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hecubus1017 View Post
    So you had no previous sim card? You used the new that came with it? I hope it's that easy for me transitioning from a Droid X. All these activations problems are scaring me. And still waiting on the FedEx guy. Oh..and did you keep your unlimited data plan?
    I had no previous SIM card. There will be one attached to your paperwork. Just read the instructions before you turn the device on. You'll be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullfrog1337 View Post
    I had no previous SIM card. There will be one attached to your paperwork. Just read the instructions before you turn the device on. You'll be fine.
    Dunno. I followed the enclosed instructions and it didn't work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ned4spd8874 View Post
    Dunno. I followed the enclosed instructions and it didn't work for me.
    Blue 32 just arrived, I followed the instructions, works fine. Old phone is a Droid X. No old sim card, unlimted data, from 3G to 4G.
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    It's not rocket science........
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    It's not rocket science........
    Yes, but to some reaching the level of "rocket science" is apparently following directions.
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    They even clearly identify Step 1 and Step 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullfrog1337 View Post
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    They even clearly identify Step 1 and Step 2
    No pictures for them, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hecubus1017 View Post
    Blue 32 just arrived, I followed the instructions, works fine. Old phone is a Droid X. No old sim card, unlimted data, from 3G to 4G.
    Whoa! Flashback...one of my fist computer passwords was blue32! That was a very long time ago. Don't worry, I'm smarter now. But how about that for a coincidence?!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullfrog1337 View Post
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    They even clearly identify Step 1 and Step 2
    Yep, I followed that with no luck. However, they must have fixed something because it's now activated and working! Yay!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hecubus1017 View Post
    Blue 32 just arrived, I followed the instructions, works fine. Old phone is a Droid X. No old sim card, unlimted data, from 3G to 4G.
    Did you upgrade or pay full price for the phone? They are not honoring my cousins preorder from unlimited... Telling him he has to move to share plan or too bad, so sad..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullfrog1337 View Post
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    They even clearly identify Step 1 and Step 2
    Bullfrog, did you activate by phone or online?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory Streater View Post
    I'm going to post them anyway:

    1. Do not power on your phone. If it is powered on power it off.
    2. Activate your SIM card: Dial (877) 807-4646 from any phone and follow the prompts to activate your 4G LTE service.Have your Customer Receipt with you because you may be asked to confirm information from it, including the mobile number assigned to your 4G LTE SIM card.
    3. Do not power on your phone yet.
    4. Insert your SIM card and battery into your SIII.
    5. Power it on.
    6. When prompted to use Backup Assistant, say NO. BA is unnecessary bloatware. Welcome to the world of Android where all your contact info sync and gets pulled from Gmail. The General Help and How To Forum has stickies on how import contact info from almost every device imaginable. I also posted a sticky in the Introductions forum that includes links on getting started if you're new.

    If you've already activated without the power off requirement -- good for you, but not doing so has caused me issues in the past.

    If you already have a micro SIM from a prior device you can skip the above steps. Just remove from the old phone and stick it in the new one.
    hi how about switching sim card from a 4g iphone; would i need to do any change or would it even work? (att version)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lesir View Post
    hi how about switching sim card from a 4g iphone; would i need to do any change or would it even work? (att version)
    You will have a Verizon SIM card in the box, use that. There's a wall between AT&T/ T-Mobile and Verizon. SIM cards don't work across that wall.

    Don't worry its a quick and easy process.
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    Default Re: [Solved]: How to Activate/Steps from 3G to 4G

    ...rather weird that the carrier doesn't simply 'activate' 4G via the SIM. Hence once the customer inserts that SIM, and battery and powers the device on, they have 4G. Why all these steps?

    Honestly, less really is more; just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stelb View Post
    Bullfrog, did you activate by phone or online?
    Online
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