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My sidekick id phone will not activate.

Hello. my sidekick id phone will not accually activate. the tmobile workers have told me to press menu+l at the same time and i have been doing that process for a year. i have no problem with this but i would like to have it accually activated and hold my settings. for instance when i try to turn on the security key gaurd& privacy it says, " before you can turn on privacy, you must register your device." what could i do to have it completely registered and activated?

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  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    i have that same problem, i erased my data bcuz i got my moms old one and thats what it did.

  • xoxluvinlife Dec 31, 2008

    that does not work for me. none of that does..

  • xoxluvinlife Mar 01, 2009

    that still doesnt work

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    but whenever i ask customer care what to do, either they dont know what im talking about or say press menu+l.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    I also have the same problem! I've call T-Mobile several times and they have done nothing for me,except send me another phone w/the same problem. Now they tell me it's because they are having problems in my area. I find that very hard to believe when my friends who live in the same area why is it that they have service.Get this my brother who lives in the same house as me has the sidekick ID only difference is color and yet he has service go figure. T-mobile Rep's know nothing and insist on giving us customers a hard time!!! they should just give us a new phone completely! I'm Very Disappointed in T-Mobile's service and customer care.


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If you hold menu l then press it rapidly it work i just activated mines like that

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Hold the 1, 0 and @ key at the same time then your phone will restart. it should let you register when it finishes. if that doesnt work turn off your phone and hold the w and the on button

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