Here's hot to perform initial activation/setup on your 3G or 4G smartphone or basic phone. Release EPIRB from bulkhead bracket or enclosure when abandoning the vessel and embark the life raft. In case you have manually activated EPIRB, remove "carry safe" collar from the EPIRB. Uncoil the lanyard from EPIRB and tie it to the life raft. Switch the EPIRB on manually using activation switch (the way to do that VZAccess Manager is software that lets you connect to the Internet using Mobile Broadband and NationalAccess on your mobile device. You can connect your laptop and other devices to the Verizon Wireless network through your mobile device and have Internet access even when you're on-the-go. Follow the onscreen instructions to activate and set up your phone. If you're on a standard monthly plan: Activation will begin immediately. If you're on a prepaid plan: You'll be prompted to purchase a data plan during initial setup. Activation will begin shortly after signing up for service. Note: It may take a few minutes to An EPIRB can be activated either manually or automatically when the EPIRB comes into contact with water. Manual activation brackets will cover the water sensors, preventing them from activating the EPIRB if, for example, a wave breaks over the boat, and keeping it in a handy location should you need to access it quickly.