1. SOV's Avatar
    Has anyone previously been able to activate a new, Verizon, iPhone in an Extended network?

    I ask because I will be visiting my parents on September 20th and when I can preorder the iPhone 5s, I was going to mail it to their house. I wonder if I will be able to activate it since they live in a roaming area, which shows up as "Extended" network on my current iPhone 5.

    Anyone with previous experience know?
    09-03-2013 12:51 PM
  2. mfldmike's Avatar
    I couldn't do that with anything other than an LTE device. I live in an extended area and it was a PiTA to try an activate my 4/4s. With my iPhone 5 it has been seamless.
    09-03-2013 02:14 PM
  3. SOV's Avatar
    Ditto, I had an issue activating when I had my iPhone 4 mailed to their house.

    Since then when reinstalling firmware at their house I never really had an issue.

    I was curious if other people in "Extended" Network had an issue doing a fresh activation.

    Thank for the reply @mfldmike
    09-03-2013 02:33 PM
  4. mfldmike's Avatar
    It was considered a fresh activation, I had to get a new SIM card and restore via DMF.

    You won't have a problem with the iPhone 5+

    I also know because the iPhone 5+ is an LTE device, you cannot perform manual PRL updates as well. *228 is a restricted number
    09-03-2013 03:40 PM

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