New to this group and don't know where this comment belongs belongs . . .
Received my Pre3 phone the other day (Verizon based) and after reading pages and pages of how to do this and that to activate it, all it came down to were two basic setting changes in the phone and a couple of reboots to the phone. Much easier than what I had read about other people and their problems. Fantastic phone by the way. Cheers.