Verizon, so probably not a GSM but a CDMA?
Try to get into devmode, using ##DEVMODE#
See whether you can use it as phone, do you have a signal?
If not get in touch with Verizon, since they might need to add your device to their database.
When you have it working as such, disable devmode again and reset it to get back to the activation scene, or use Impostah for that.
The big question on activation is always, whether you have a data connection already, using demode to bypass activation, will give you the ability to work on getting data working first
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