1. centerwaters's Avatar
    can I buy Note 3 at full retail price from Verizon store without activating it?
    (as in hand over the cash, get a receipt and leave the store... without even
    giving them my name? like buying a pizza)

    Or must I activate the phone at the Verizon corporate store?
    11-04-2013 11:17 PM
  2. anon(1733)'s Avatar
    You should be able to just buy it out right without activating it. I've done it before.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    11-05-2013 06:33 AM
  3. TheMacs's Avatar
    Shouldn't be a problem. At least at mine they would have done it.
    11-05-2013 02:40 PM
  4. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Yeahp, you sure can. Tell them its going to be Hanukkah present and you don't want the box opened before its given to the recipient.

    Note 8.0
    11-05-2013 02:56 PM
  5. chevyman29's Avatar
    last time i tried they said company policy is every phone has to be activated before it leaves the store.
    11-05-2013 06:51 PM
  6. jgumphress's Avatar
    You can buy it from Amazon without activation.
    11-06-2013 08:51 AM
  7. fostermom298's Avatar
    i brought mine at bestbuy with out a contact because if o brought it at the retail store they wanted to activated it
    11-06-2013 05:37 PM
  8. Jose Monjaraz's Avatar
    It depends where you go. A "corporate" (verizon owned) Verizon store is obligated activate the device to be sure there isnt any issues with the device making calls or connecting to data. But if you were to go to a "premium retailer" (3rd party) aka shockcity cellular or Z-wireless they will let you purchase the phone if you explain the reason. Im a sales rep at a ShockCity Cellular.

    Posted via Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    11-12-2013 12:27 PM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    It depends where you go. A "corporate" (verizon owned) Verizon store is obligated activate the device to be sure there isnt any issues with the device making calls or connecting to data. But if you were to go to a "premium retailer" (3rd party) aka shockcity cellular or Z-wireless they will let you purchase the phone if you explain the reason. Im a sales rep at a ShockCity Cellular.

    Posted via Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    It depends on your luck. When I bought my Note 3 on release day, the csr just plugged in the sim, turned on the phone and left before activation completed. I could have cancelled activation and taken the phone home. Ymmv, this isn't standard, but you might get lucky, if that is what you want

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    11-12-2013 07:54 PM

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