the ones i got say on the cover "activated at time of purchase install immediately" in a small orange colored starburst on the cover. i did not know this when i bought them. i got them as sealed packages still in the plastic wrap but what does this mean before i open these does this mean the time on them is already ticking? they were sealed and the price was great so i grabbed 4 of them but now im hoping these willhave the full 1 year they should have had. can anyone chime in here??