iMessage won't work, HELP!!!

I have the iPhone 4s and i recently did the ios7 update. After i did the update my iMessage and FaceTime says waiting for activation! So when i try to activate it, it says "Could not sign in. Please check your network connection and try again." I have reset the network connection and it still doesn't work! Its been like 5 days and I'm getting frustrated! Does anyone know how to fix this? please help me!!

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Re: iMessage won't work, HELP!!!
Customer Service Rep

Well lets get this phone to work, Gabbierostucher! Just like you, I have the 4S and did not experience this issue after the iOS 7 update. Did you try to reset your network settings? If not, here is how:

If that does not work, lets try to restore the device. Be sure to back up the device first. Here is how: To hard reset the device, go to: Settings > general > reset > erase all content and settings.

Let us know how it goes.

Thank you,

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Re: iMessage won't work, HELP!!!

I had trouble with my phone crashing so decided to do the ios 7 update.  That has been almost 2 weeks ago and I am still having trouble sending and receiving texts from some numbers.  I have tried the hard and soft reset; turning the imessage and facetime on/off in the settings, removing and reinserting the sim card, changing my Apple ID, and STILL have the 'waiting for activation' message show up.  VERY FRUSTRATED!!