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HELP HOW DO I GET TEXTING ON MY UNLOCKED SIDEKICK ID. I HAVE A TXTIN PLAN WITH AT&T BUH ON THE UNLOCKED SIDEKICK IT SHOWS YOUR SIM CARD IT NOT READY YET PLEASE WAIT... BUH ITS BEEN LOADIN FOREVR ....HELP

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You might want to try a soft restart by holding the "@" button, 1, and 0 all at once. it usually helps

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2) Turn on the Sidekick ID, wait for the screens to load.

3) When the screen says "Waiting for Activation", hold the top left button (the "Menu" button with the three lines) on the Sidekick ID and hold the letter "L" on the QWERTY pad at the same time. After a few seconds, let go of the buttons.

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