Out of five pages on the forum, all but one post was about a problem getting a newly purchased phone to get activated on Verizon. There is speculation that the problem has to do with a batch of Apple iPhone 4S units that were sent to customers who purchased them for direct fulfillment. For some reason, this is affecting the carrier's entire activation process. Hopefully this gets fixed soon because what good is a new Apple iPhone 4S or a Motorola DROID RAZR or a Samsung GALAXY Nexus if you can't show it off to your less fortunate friends.
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