Verizon iPhone 4 on 5.1.1 - iMessage Not Working

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Jul 28, 2010
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My friend has an old Verizon iPhone 4 on 5.1.1 and iMessage is not working. We tried to turn off and on. It didn't work. We tried adding 8.8.8.8 to the DNS for the wifi network. iMessage is still saying waiting activation. This phone is inactive with Verizon. She is signed in with her AppleID.

Can anyone help? Thanks!