11-20-2018 03:07 PM
I am interested in purchasing the Pixel 3 for my wife through Best Buy on Black Friday as a Christmas gift. We are currently on Verizon and eligible for upgrades. Is there any way for me to purchase the phone on Black Friday, but delay the activation of the phone until 12/25/18, so that I can surprise my wife?
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11-21-2018 07:32 AM
You will receive the phone from the store and you can activate it at any time. However, I believe the first charge will show up on your next bill so you might want to divert the bill from her eyes.
When I purchased my Pixel 2 last year I actually didn't activate it for 3 or 4 days.
These days you can activte the phone in your own house.
BTW that is a great gift.
11-21-2018 08:39 AM
But I'm looking at > 30 days to activate the phone, since I'm purchasing it in a few days. Not sure if that is still acceptable, as I've heard previously that you have to activate within a certain period?
11-21-2018 08:52 AM
I would log into your Verizon Account online and activate a chat window with a Verizon person and ask to make sure.
I only waited a few days. I have read 45 days elsewhere but you will want to make sure direct with Verizon. 45 days would make sense as new phones are a common Chirstmas gift.