Imessage Waiting For Activation

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  Posted by Guest - Imessage Waiting For Activation :
I just got a new iPhone for my son and Imessage will not work. It always says "waiting for activation". I have tried to activate it alot of different trys but it still does not activate. Any ideas?

I dont have a cellphone plan yet but from what I was told I can use imessage over wifi and it should still activate even without a carrier plan. Correct?

Guest Says:
Do the following steps to see if you can activate imessage, as this will restart it from the beginning.  You are correct hat you can use imessage free even without any type of carrier or monthly cell plan. This is also true with using facetime free. I assume you already signed up for your apple id, if not then signup for one on itunes. You will use your email (Apple ID) as your identifier for your cellphone and imessage.  

Next, turn off imessage in your settings.

Next, turn off facetime in your settings.

Next, turn off wifi in your settings.

Now go into your settings and choose "reset network settings" button (it will take a 10 seconds or so to reset so give it a few).  Now go back in when done and turn wifi back on and choose your connection.
Now go back and turn on imessage and turn on facetime. Dont forget to get imessage to work you will need to set the "receive at" option in your imessage settings (you can use email address as identifier if you dont have phone number setup for the phone).  Then when people text you, they text you email address and it actually arrives as a text message to you, and you can reply via text message back to them, and its all free.

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