How Can I Reactivate My Verizon Pre-Pay Phone That Is Now Out of Minutes?

By Alice Godfrey

Verizon prepaid phone service does not require a contract or deposit.
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A prepaid Verizon cell phone functions for a set number of minutes before it ceases to work. You buy time to use on the phone in advance and pay for as few or many minutes to use as you want. A Verizon prepaid cell phone that no longer has any minutes must be reactivated to be used again. The procedure is straightforward and requires that you have a credit card.

Step 1

Remove the battery from the battery compartment on the back of the Verizon prepaid cell phone. Write down the identity number that is written on it on a sheet of paper. Place the battery back in the battery compartment and close the lid.

Step 2

Launch your default Web browser by clicking “Start,” “All Applications” followed by highlighting the browser in the pop-up menu.

Step 3

Enter the Verizon prepaid wireless website’s address in the address field at the top of the browser’s window.

Step 4

Click on the “Registration link” on the page. Fill out the required registration information; for example, your name, the cell phone’s number and the identification number.

Step 5

Select the “Payment” link. Select a number of minutes from the choices presented. Enter your credit card information in the appropriate text fields to pay for the minutes you will be using.

Step 6

Turn the Verizon prepaid cell phone on. Press the “Send” button on the phone when “Press Send” appears on the LCD screen to reactivate the phone.