Originally Posted by Calix
Here is how to fix this issue:
If you are using an unlocked Verizon Storm and have "Activation Required" on your home screen or your phone number displays incorrectly, Dial # # 000000 (Send). In the Menu add your phone number and select save. The device will reboot and activate.
You're bloody brilliant! Thanks for the tip; it fixed both the weird phone #, and the "Activation Required" nuisance.