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Just bought: Unlocked T-Mobile Sidekick 2, question for ya...

Hi,

My question is, this phone was unlocked and I have my AT&T sim card in it now, but, now it has this screen that won't go away the says "Waiting for Activation" and that a welcome screen will appear within 48 hours, the guide said it usually takes 1-3 hours, this screen is still on, I called AT&T and had a PDA bundle put on this phone yesterday, can you tell me if this is normal, or is there a way to bypass this screen? Will it actually work being that I have AT&T and not T-Mobile?


Thanks guys,
Stephanie

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  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    hi, i live in canada and just got a sidekick 2. my screen saysd that it will be activated within 48 hours, but the manuals is all in foreign languages. im on rogers and the phone is already unlocked, but how do i "activate" it?
    thankyou!

  • krissyCaudil Sep 07, 2008

    I am having the same problem, i was wondering if you ever figured it out?

  • rockided Mar 01, 2009

    i am pressing the menu and l button but no anwser i also have at&t

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    hi

    i have the same problem and iv done nearly everything i can to make that screen go away. My other problem is that i live in newzealand and we dont have a t-mobile here so is there anything else i can do to by-pass this activation?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    i bought a sidekick 2 and i put my einstein sim card in it. its unlocked but a screen showed up and said that i have to wait forty eight hours for it to activate and the manual said that it usually only takes one to three hours i was just wondering wats goin on with it

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I had the same problem when I bought my unlocked Sidekick.  Hold down the Menu and "L" buttons for about 5 seconds until the "waiting for activation" message goes away.

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To get rid of this screen go to the nearest T-mobile store they will give you a sem card that works with att and t-mobile at the fee of 30$

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

Uh, as far as i know you shouldn't have a pda bundle on there because us at&t users can only send and receive calls and text. we cant download or use the internet. this is what i have been told. i ordered mine off ebay last night...ill let you know how it goes!

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The "Hold down the Menu and L" button is the only answer. The waiting for activation is it trying to connect to T-Mobile's GPRS network -- which you don't have access to.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

Many people have this problem and the best thing you can do is contact T-mobile and ask. :]

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i will be waiting for your response

Please i will appreciate if this is resolve for me

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