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Waiting for activation

Hi,
i bought my sidekick ID yesterday and the waiting for activation screen has been up for over 12 hours... how can this be fixed

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  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    my sidekick id does not want to activate it been more than 14 hours what can I do to activate

  • Thernandez Dec 10, 2007

    when i turn it on its says dat the GPRS APN network service is unsvailable...i can trecieve calls but cannot make any..HELP PLEASE!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    Yeah well I just got my sidekick id for christmas, and my screen says some stupid GPS network thing and its been waiting for activation for like ever! let me know what I should do Im so new to this!



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  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2008

    ughh this stupid thing has been kept me waiting for everrr hoowww can it can go faster

  • glenroy Feb 09, 2008

    activation for my sidekick iD

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    it's takes to long to come up

  • RyanID Apr 11, 2008

    Dont sweat it ive had my phone for 3 months and it still says that. If you can call and text dont worry its normal I went to the T-Mobile store and he said that it doesnt mean anything and just hit Menu+L. Trust me thats the only problem your gonna have with it either...

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    activation has been taking forever helpppp

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    I am having the same problem the manual said that it could take up to 48 hours to activate and it has been almost 24 hours and no change. Anyone know how to fix it, i cant get out of the screen so I have no idea what to do?

    Help please


  • bjdaddy530 Dec 19, 2008

    my activation thing takes forever

  • soljauzi03 Feb 05, 2009

    i jus got my sidekik slide yesterday. its been bout 23 hrs. i switched my service from virgin mobile to t-mobile. i was able to txt until today morning from the virgin mobile fone. now neither fone is working. the sidekik is stuck on the "waiting for activation" screen. ive tried menu+L but its not working either. ne ideas?

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    i brought a sidekick id yesterday and i cant get pass waiting to ativate

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    Menu L doesnt work! WHY?!

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To speed up activation, hit menu + L at the same time.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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Menu L worked!!!!! thanks!!!!

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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    MENU L WORKED!THANKS ALOT!!!!

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Sry but what is the menu and L button? where are they?

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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Hi,i bought my sidekick ID yesterday and the waiting for activation screen has been up for over 12 hours... how can this be fixed

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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So after i press the menu+l button and it takes me out of the screen, is it still attempting to activate, or do i have to have it in the activation screen and wait 48 hours..

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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Yeah the only way menu l is going to speed it up if is u have the plan for the sidekick

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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Yes menu + L worked .. but unfortunely everytime you turn the phone off you have to start everythinq over again .

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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Menu + L bypasses the welcome screen till you get your data plan and id

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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I LUv Yu T00

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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I pressed menu and l like a billion times and it didnt work. i waited 3 days and the activation screen is still on HELP

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

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Thanks

Posted on May 19, 2008

Anonymous

I got tis side kick from some one and i allready have a t-mobile sim card and the activation screen is still u wat do i do

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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I just got a sidekick id yesterday

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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If u didnt get the sidekick plan then the activation screen will be there until you do. the menu + L will only take you out of that screen

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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WOOH i love you.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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You have to go into the store and buy the internet service for $20 a month then it sould activate in 5 mins

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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I Have a sidekick and i have the internet, but it say something about GPRS APNS CAN somwone helpp

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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SOURCE: waiting for activation

my service provider said that is because it is waiting to be linked to the internet... in order to use it as a phone until then.... press and hold down L and the menu button for three seconds...and it will unlock the phone aspect but you still have to wait the time period for internet use...

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