So I was going to use my Charge to play with now that I'm using my Galaxy Nexus as my actual phone. I did a factory reset on the Charge, and now it seems the market is gone. The icon is on the home screen but it's grayed out and has a picture of a SD card in front of it. I've never seen this before, thought I'd check with everyone here before trying another reset.
Forgot about this thread until I started messing with my Charge again. I did the reset all over again and I'm still having the same problem. I've got a gmail account associated with the phone, I don't understand why there would be any problem. No custom rom or anything, everything is stock.
Nowhere in any of the 6 replies was a WiFi connection mentioned. I think you may have to connect via WiFi if your Charge phone has been deactivated. Did you connect to or activate a WiFi connection first?
Furthermore I always thought that you could browse the internet and access Gmail via WiFi with a deactivated phone.