I've had an iPad 3 Wifi+Verizon since its release date and I love it. My wife has been drooling over mine, so I surprised her today by giving her one for her birthday. She's thrilled!
I noticed when we were going through her iPad setup steps, and activating her new Apple ID, that Verizon service appeared to be on and active. Sure enough, when I checked the Cellular Settings Verizon was "On". But we haven't yet purchased a Verizon data plan??? It's only just arraived and been set up. How could we have Verizon service? Do they activate it for setup and then deactivate it later (until I purchase my own data plan of course)?