Not sure if this has been discussed, but I will throw it out there. I went to use the Galaxy Tab that I got and bought if Off-Contract. Don't have a plan at all with Verizon. When you first turn it on it asks to Activate. It will always fail if you do not have service. I think that is why I see some people buying a months worth of data, but am not 100% sure. Well... I figured out how to Activate it without messing with Verizon. Here it is... On the Volume rocker on the right side... hit up ONCE, down TWICE, up THREE times, and lastly down FOUR time. It will then ask if you want to bypass activation. At that point your into Setup and then the home screen.