T-Mobile Sends Letter Regarding Danger Shutdown, Offers 50% Off On Samsung Phones

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With T-Mobile announcing the shutdown of Danger servers bringing about the end of the Sidekick (operating system only) line, plenty of customers were left wondering what would happen to them. Well your questions are (mostly) answered in the form of a letter T-Mobile has sent via snail mail that will give you a chance to purchase a new Samsung cellphone at 50% off. Obviously there is a push to move Sidekick customers over to the Sidekick 4G and the Android side of things. A 50% move might entice some people, but not everyone.

The bottom line is that Sidekick devices will still be able to send and receive phones calls and text messages after May 31, 2011 but that’s about it. You’ll need to move to a new handset in order to have data services. You’ll need to move your data away from Danger servers prior to that date and to help with that, T-Mobile has set up a specialized website at Sidekick.t-mobile.com/transition to help customers move data over to a new device.

It’s sad to see Sidekick go even with the knowledge that the Sidekick name will live on. The question of Android taking over such an awesome staple in the T-Mobile lineup may or may not yield terrific results. We’ll soon find out. In the meantime, current Sidekick users take heed, get your information transferred soon, before its to late.

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  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    So…. if I buy a Sidekick 2009 between now & a good while between now & May, can I get a 50% Samsung phones too? Because I’m trying to get the Sidekick 4G anyway

    • Anonymous

      April 5th is the cut off my man. They are gonna be real faulty and drop the Sidekick 4G on April 6th(or any day after the 5th).

      They would rather eat ETF’s and let the subscriber go than to offer all SK owners a nice discount on the new one. Kind of a shame.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        Yeah it’s sad. But, then again I’m really trying to get my Sidekick 4G through Best Buy (hopes they offer it). So, I can be covered through their insurance & the buy back program (Tired of getting new device’s all the time, plus I’ve save on not having to pay for insurance month to month, I just pay 1 big time fee). I see this ain’t gone work for me anyway via 2 things: new 2-year, & contract. That’s a no no. I believe I’m gonna stay on Even More Plus. I believe Even More Plus is more beneficial for my needs.

        • TweetMo

          Even More Plus rocks! $79 for unlimited everything.
          Just finding a phone online for hundreds less than the $500 pricetag that TMo usually sets is the issue.

  • Ex-SKLX09 User

    i doubt you can buy a new sidekick + sidekick service now.

    I am so glad i moved to a mytouch 4g at the start of the year, i would rather have a good phone and only occasionally miss a full keyboard and then get the sidekick after the next one, maybe samsung won’t have it by then or whatever issues the OS has adapting to the sidekick form and layout are solved.

    i wonder if they are going to let the people still with sidekicks keep their cheaper data plans, they let me but i dunno about now since it seems you will have to sign up for new service and contract to get the discount and they will probably make you choose the new more expensive plans they have now.

  • Cameron W3st

    WOW. This is a low blow by TMo.

    Kill the sidekick line, forcing people to get a new phone…and then…offer them a SAMSUCK? nice.

    Let me apologize on behalf of Magenta for this major screw up.

    • Chotpy

      This is actually Microsoft’s fault, no?

      • Anonymous

        Ultimately it is.

        Edit: Actually I guess its a question of who decided to kill the service. TMO may not want to pay Microsoft anymore and if thats the case then it would be TMO’s fault.

      • Andyrt

        Yes and No. Tmobile is the one offering the service, not Microsoft. I cannot call Microsoft about my sidekick. I call TMobile. When the network went down last year, TMobile handled it POORLY. That is the first time the Microsoft name was associated with the Sidekick. When TMobile started pointing fingers.

        • Aerofanbig

          Microsoft started pulling the plug on Danger when they bought the line. This doesn’t have a whole lot to do with Tmo, especially since the call/text feature will still work on these phones. That means THEIR network support portion of the SK devices is still fine, Micro is the one who supplies the data capabilities.

        • MACBFAC

          Wrong..I was an employee of T-mobile when that happened. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I and my team were well informed that TMO offered the product, but Microsoft provided danger, aka the data service. TMO was honest about the fact that it was an issue with danger, not them, and they STILL offered customers some sort compensation since it took a while for danger to get it together. By this time I’m sure everyone knows that’s it was Microsoft’s decision to end support for danger, but TMO is gonna look like the bad guy cause ppl aren’t getting “free” devices or bigger discounts. They’re handling this very well. I believe they are doing what’s right for those that own sidekicks during this unfortunate time .. plus, they are making sure you can keep your information … and they will let you out of the contract … no etf … what more do ppl want! LOL

    • Ex-SKLX09 User

      its offered for samsung because the new android sidekick is made by samsung.

      • Anonymous

        I really hope that this one month 50% off discount is reinstated when the Samsung Sidekick 4G is for sale. Otherwise there will be a lot of angry SK holders.

        • Aerofanbig

          LOL you know what the real rub will be right? 50% off a Sammy product for the next month, the SK4G will come out 2 weeks after that and probably have a better deal for its release lol

    • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

      Fail. Samsung isn’t that bad. They’re actually working to give people updates. Considering it took Motorola more than year to finally give Cliq’s the 2.1 update & that’s outdated, & Cliq XT isn’t even getting it as of now. & it only took Samsung 6 months to get the Galaxy S lines Android Froyo which is current (2.3 is only on the Nexus Line & it’s not that much of a upgrade). & like someone said the next Sidekick is Samsung. At least Samsung is trying to push update’s even though they take a while. The Samsung Behold II just happened to be really unfortunate with the updates. Plus, T-Mobile doesn’t necessarily have to give Sidekick customer’s a discount. It’s the people who bought the device, they could be shady in nasty & just say forget them & make them pay full retail price for a new phone. No one really appreciate’s the effort T-Mobile tries for the customers, it’s sad. They’re not perfect, but at least they’re trying.

      • jarjon76

        Those that are complaining are those who want everything for free. They chose to buy the sidekick. T-Mobile could have said “screw you” buy a new device at full price, but they gave them a good deal. Plus, the new sidekick will most likely be out before May, so they have that option.

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          *Completely agree*

        • Cameron W3st

          I don’t want anything for free. Nor Do I need things for free. I have the money and I don’t mind spending it…I just want a device that ACTUALLY works…

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          I never said you wanted a device for “free.” You replied to the wrong person. & when have Samsung device’s not worked?

        • jarjon76

          And that’s completely understandable. I’m not calling out those who want a device that works, I’m calling those who think they’re entitled to a free phone because the Danger Sidekick will no longer work. Hope that clears my stance up.

  • alt-mobile

    I was never a huge sidekick fan (although the keyboard is definitely nice) and have never owned a sidekick, but this does kind of suck for sidekick users. Regardless of whether this is Microsoft or T-Mobiles fault, I think T-Mobile should offer to help with transferring contacts, etc… for all of the previous sidekick owners. And, on top of that, I think that T-Mobile should offer 50% on ANY smart phone that they’re carrying, or when the Sidekick 4G is released, offer a “trade-in” program where people who bought a sidekick with contract through T-Mobile (which they can check with the IMEI) can “trade-in” their sidekick and offer a smaller percentage off of the Sidekick 4G (like maybe 15-20%). I think that would be the smartest thing to do in order to make some money and to keep all of the sidekick users happy as well (and to apologize for the closing of the Danger data service and any other inconvenience that may have been caused to SK users).

    Just a thought.

    • Turdnugget420

      They don’t offer that because it doesn’t benefit them. They just want to dump all their Samsung inventory on these people hoping it looks like a good deed.

    • Turdnugget420

      They don’t offer that because it doesn’t benefit them. They just want to dump all their Samsung inventory on these people hoping it looks like a good deed.

      • Cameron W3st

        I completely agree with you. I unfortunately went ahead and bought the Samsuck Vibrant…worst phone I’ve ever owned. I’m on my 3rd one now…Gps STILL doesnt work and never has, my phone freezes on start up even after a master reset and, after UPGRADING to 2.2, the phone is slower and more buggy than ever…all my apps force close all the time. Stupid. I’m sorry Sidekick owners…Yay for getting a discount…sorry that it HAS to be Samsuck

      • Cameron W3st

        I completely agree with you. I unfortunately went ahead and bought the Samsuck Vibrant…worst phone I’ve ever owned. I’m on my 3rd one now…Gps STILL doesnt work and never has, my phone freezes on start up even after a master reset and, after UPGRADING to 2.2, the phone is slower and more buggy than ever…all my apps force close all the time. Stupid. I’m sorry Sidekick owners…Yay for getting a discount…sorry that it HAS to be Samsuck

      • Cameron W3st

        I completely agree with you. I unfortunately went ahead and bought the Samsuck Vibrant…worst phone I’ve ever owned. I’m on my 3rd one now…Gps STILL doesnt work and never has, my phone freezes on start up even after a master reset and, after UPGRADING to 2.2, the phone is slower and more buggy than ever…all my apps force close all the time. Stupid. I’m sorry Sidekick owners…Yay for getting a discount…sorry that it HAS to be Samsuck

      • Cameron W3st

        I completely agree with you. I unfortunately went ahead and bought the Samsuck Vibrant…worst phone I’ve ever owned. I’m on my 3rd one now…Gps STILL doesnt work and never has, my phone freezes on start up even after a master reset and, after UPGRADING to 2.2, the phone is slower and more buggy than ever…all my apps force close all the time. Stupid. I’m sorry Sidekick owners…Yay for getting a discount…sorry that it HAS to be Samsuck

        • Anonymous

          I’ve had one Vibrant since day one and the only problem I had was funky GPS. Not to say yours isn’t jacked up but man you need to Root it and slap a good ROM on the B!@#$ and call it it. The phone is awsome.

        • Anonymous

          I’ve had one Vibrant since day one and the only problem I had was funky GPS. Not to say yours isn’t jacked up but man you need to Root it and slap a good ROM on the B!@#$ and call it it. The phone is awsome.

        • Scoobyracing03

          well I’ve got 2 Vibrants, both rooted both Running Team Whiskey’s Bonix 1.3.1 and even after both being replaced under warranty they both have crappy GPS on them. I had talked to the executive response team and they pretty much called me a liar when I said the GPS doesn’t work and I kept getting told by tech support an update is coming soon to fix the problem JDF, JI6 samsungs restore app KA6 and all custom ROMs have not fixed the GPS so. when I get some free time I’m gonna flash back to stock and take it to my local store , chew out the store manager since i was told by the wonderful executive response guy that I would have to go to a store and show them it doesn’t work and tell them fix it today or cancel my contract without ETF for selling me a broke product and then sending me another defective device as a replacement. never again will I buy a Samsung product, they have been less than helpful about the problem too.

        • Anonymous

          Man thats rough. My GPS started workin maybe less than half the time so I ROM’d it again and its working for now atleast. I feel your pain. I’m just glad I don’t use Maps too often.

        • Anonymous

          Man thats rough. My GPS started workin maybe less than half the time so I ROM’d it again and its working for now atleast. I feel your pain. I’m just glad I don’t use Maps too often.

        • Scoobyracing03

          I would use it more often if it worked. Last time I tried to use it to go look at a new car it kept trying to redirect me since it said I was driving through the middle of the Ohio River a half mile from where I really was. So any time I go somewhere I’m not sure how to get there I have to print off directions from the computer since I can’t rely on the phone to get me there or show me where I really am at.

      • Anonymous

        I’m glad you didn’t $#!% on Samsung right there. I do agree that they are trying to dump their Samsungs and that’s why its a discount for the next month and not “50% off the NEXT Sidekick when it comes out”. Where’s the relation between this discount and the disappointment on no longer being able to use your trusty Sidekick? It can’t be just because the next SK is a Samsung.

    • Turdnugget420

      They don’t offer that because it doesn’t benefit them. They just want to dump all their Samsung inventory on these people hoping it looks like a good deed.

    • Turdnugget420

      They don’t offer that because it doesn’t benefit them. They just want to dump all their Samsung inventory on these people hoping it looks like a good deed.

    • Rayen321

      People Sidekick is a DEAD brand. Everyone needs to deal with that fact. In the heyday it was ahead of it’s time, but in the last couple of years the device didn’t change and became buried in the avalanche of Android. Like Palm before it this company did not change to the needs of the subscriber. Also with the system issues in the Q4 of 2009 T-Mobile lost most of the Sidekick subs for more stable devices.

      • xxSK4LIFExx

        The company didn’t change in recent years because Microsoft bought and and ceased to develop the Danger OS. Instead they focused on putting out the Kin, a phone which was killed off after a month or two. MSFT killed the old version of the SK.

      • xxSK4LIFExx

        The company didn’t change in recent years because Microsoft bought and and ceased to develop the Danger OS. Instead they focused on putting out the Kin, a phone which was killed off after a month or two. MSFT killed the old version of the SK.

        • http://twitter.com/Mstevens528 Surrealistwave

          i agree, ms is a b!tch

    • Rayen321

      People Sidekick is a DEAD brand. Everyone needs to deal with that fact. In the heyday it was ahead of it’s time, but in the last couple of years the device didn’t change and became buried in the avalanche of Android. Like Palm before it this company did not change to the needs of the subscriber. Also with the system issues in the Q4 of 2009 T-Mobile lost most of the Sidekick subs for more stable devices.

  • Andyrt

    They’re offering to give me 50% off of a Samsung phone. Really… shouldn’t they be sending me a FREE phone since it’s THEIR choice to get rid of Sidekick service?!

    • jarjon76

      It was your choice to get a sidekick. You don’t deserve a free phone, despite what you may think. 50% off is a nice offer. They’re not making you take this deal–you still have a choice, you know.

      • http://twitter.com/Mstevens528 Surrealistwave

        youre just a lame, take it easy on us sk users, its not serious, stop yelling GRANDMA

    • Aerofanbig

      Read it again. Danger is pulling the plug on DATA services, thats it. This is not Tmo’s decision, Microsoft is the one you need to be complaining about, MS is the ones pulling the plug

      • xxSK4LIFExx

        WRONG. Tmo is the one pulling the plug. There are some other smaller carriers that still use the hiptop. As of now their service (which also runs off the Danger servers) will not end on 5.31.11.

        • http://twitter.com/Mstevens528 Surrealistwave

          name those carriers damnit, i wana know

          sidekick forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Uchiha_zenzuro

    Technically the servers being shut down was a move by Danger/Microsoft. Not T-Mobile’s fault. Their just the carrier. It’s no different than Palm Pre customers shafted by Palm then HP after they bought them. Or Microsoft’s fail Kin, which didn’t measure up to the Sidekick audience they were going for.

    • Anonymous

      how do we/you know who actually decided to shut down the service?

      • Rayen321

        Because that is the truth. Danger/Micro has been moving resources from this project for years this is the last gasp.

        • Anonymous

          Aight just checking.

        • Anonymous

          Aight just checking.

      • Rayen321

        Because that is the truth. Danger/Micro has been moving resources from this project for years this is the last gasp.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6T4RPNXBT2CWUJ663LEWTN6BOQ mX

    I just got an email from T-Mobile Customer Service stating that “Effective March 4th, the Bing application on existing Sidekicks will no longer work.” The app will also be removed from the Sidekick catalog.

    R.I.P. Sidekick!

    • Anonymous

      R.I.P. to Binging!

  • http://twitter.com/7Android7 CHILD OF MY KING

    Glad we can cancel without cancelation fees as we have no 3G here and stuck til December 2011.

  • http://twitter.com/7Android7 CHILD OF MY KING

    Glad we can cancel without cancelation fees as we have no 3G here and stuck til December 2011.

  • voice of reason

    Tmo stopped selling the Sidekick in 2009 so the amount of customers still under contract due to buy the handset will be relatively low. I think this shows TMo going above what they have to do in an effort to show sidekick users they appreciate their business. When other phones are discontinued no one cares. Yes it sucks that you can’t use your sidekick any more but the software is severely dated. Hopefully the sidekick 4g will honor the original and with the open nature of android they can definitely skin it to look similar to the old school sidekick. Be careful what you wish for though cause a heavily skinned version of android means longer wait tines for updates

  • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    Another good move by TMo. Letting the customers know, and giving them options. Things happen…accept and move on.

    • ATL guy

      Let me guess …..you aren’t affected by this?

      • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

        I think if it did, I would take it. What can I do? But yep, I have been away from the SK line for a long time. Sorry for the people who are getting hit hard by this.

        • http://twitter.com/Mstevens528 Surrealistwave

          do you really feel sorry smart @zz?

    • http://twitter.com/Mstevens528 Surrealistwave

      dude, so cold, let me guess your a crackberry fan arent you?

    • http://twitter.com/Mstevens528 Surrealistwave

      dude, so cold, let me guess your a crackberry fan arent you?

  • Dsrolstad

    i got my letter today :( sad to say they that they will only offer 50% off on crummy Samsung phones…i do like the Galaxy S but will not be getting that model for a 12yr old.

  • ATL guy

    sorry but this is less about doing what is right and more about pushing one phone brand instead of giving choice.

    • Aerofanbig

      Its not Tmo’s fault, they don’t technically have to offer ANYTHING. And they’re offering to waive ETF’s for people who aren’t happy….when else has Tmo, or ANY carrier offered to do that because of the expiration of a device line?

  • ATL guy

    Obviously T-Mobile can’t control Microsoft no longer supporting Danger but YES they can do the right thing. 50% off is reasonable but limiting it to one make seems chicken …

  • Voice of Reason

    Most people that have a Sidekick are going to qualify for a full discount so does the 50% off really matter? If you use this coupon or upgrade your phone you’re going to have to sign a new 2yr contract (read the fine print). It’s also 50% off post-rebate MSRP so this won’t be 50% off the 2yr price. All this is doing is allowing people that don’t qualify for a full upgrade to be able to get a discounted handset. You think any other wireless provider would do this? The only reason ATT did anything for iPhone owners was due to Apple…Not ATT.
    As for the Samsung only portion of it…if you really read this forum you would understand the underlying reason why TMo is most likely offering this only on Samsung phones

    http://www.tmonews.com/2011/01/sidekick-4g-in-the-wild

    Maybe one day people will accept that cell phone companies don’t owe them the sun. Does a car company have to give you a discount because they discontinue your car or they put a new model out? Electronics like cars depreciate people.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, but does your car decide to stop working when a new model car comes out? I don’t think so.
      It’s different if they just stopped certain services, but losing access to critical data like contacts, photos, and emails is very inconvenient. This is a rather lousy offering as well.. they should offer at least one free phone and extend the discount to other brands.

    • http://twitter.com/ryguymcmurphman Ryan Murphy

      Your analogy about the car company does not hold water. It is a discontinuation of services not just the product. If the car company send you a notice saying your tilt wheel, cruise control, and air conditioning will not work in a few months, then YES they owe you a discount (at least)

    • Id0ntkn0w05

      do any of you know what POST means… it means after so that means 50% off after the rebate!!! HELLO

    • Jeff

      You clearly have a low IQ because your analogy between cell phone companies and car companies is idiotic. A car company can’t sell you car and then take away functionality on the car after a certain period of time because they want you to upgrade your car. The cell phone companies aren’t giving us a deal on phones, anyway you look at it the cell phone company will profit. Once you sign on the dotted line the cell company will profit off that transaction unless you return the phone or cancel your service within the grace period..

  • Anonymous

    I called the 877 number in the letter yesterday. it connects to the “Marketing Department” and they were not very helpful nor do they offer anything special for rate plans. I asked to be transferred to the Customer Loyalty department and got a better Rate Plan deal locked in.

    From all the Samsungs available for the special discount, NONE of them have keyboards! The HTC G2 is closest, but no discount is given.

    Also, if you get a Samsung at the discount, you will NOT be eligible for upgrade pricing on the Sidekick 4G, unless it is in the 14-day “remorse” period.

    They could NOT confirm whether or not the Sidekick 4G will be released before May 31st or before 1st week of April (when the “deal” expires). They said we hope to expect an an announcement “soon”.

    • Anonymous

      “F!@# you” in other words.

    • JAG

      What Rate Plan did you get? I currently have an SKLX09 on a per month paid basis as my contract ended a while ago but the 19.99 data plan was to good to pass up so I have kept it since the SK ID. I called customer loyalty about 2 weeks ago I was asking what deal I could get for an android device since I know the new SK will run on android they told me they couldn’t discuss anything in regards to that. But after seeing this letter and your post I’ll see what deal they can offer me before I decide to weigh all my options with all the carriers

    • meagan

      Sounds like the new Tmobile jingle for long time customers will be
      http://bit.ly/i1UyiG

  • Chazlyn

    I am more than ready to upgrade to a smartphone. However, I feel that discounts should be offered on ALL of their phones. Not just Samsung. I understand they are trying to push us on to the new Sidekick 4g but we won’t have much time to make that choice. No time to reasearch or read reviews from the experts to make sure we even want that phone. We should have more options on phones is all I’m sayin’.

    • Chazlyn

      ** April 5th is less than a month away and the new sidekick isn’t even out yet!! So what are they waiting for?!?!?!

      • Anonymous

        April 6th.

  • Alexx004

    I bought a mt4g 3 months ago.. and I broke it. So I had to switch back to my sidekick. Does the no cancellation fee still apply to me?

  • Surrounded by Idiots

    The 50% is off post-rebate MSRP. MSRP on almost all smart phones is $499.99. If you qualify for a full upgrade the coupon doesn’t matter cause all the smart phones are $250 or less(*gasp* that’s at least 50% off MSRP!). Read what’s actually there, not what you think it should be. The only reason you would need this is if you DONT qualify for a full discount. TMo is trying to help out and everyone still b**ches about not getting a $500 phone for free!

    • Chazlyn

      I don’t expect a free phone. I just think they should offer the discount on more than just a few “select” Samsung phones. If I was eligible for my upgrade I could select any phone they sell at a discounted price…not just the ones THEY choose for me.

    • Chazlyn

      I don’t expect a free phone. I just think they should offer the discount on more than just a few “select” Samsung phones. If I was eligible for my upgrade I could select any phone they sell at a discounted price…not just the ones THEY choose for me.

  • quikk312

    wonder what will happen with my Tmail account? Well I still have my Blackberry Javelin 8900 and a Unlocked Storm 2 for my main line, but on my second line which is a Sidekick LX ’09 on a $1 a day data plan… they only offer me a $10 credit LOL (cheap asses). Its not like I care, because I only paid $100 brand new in box off Craigslist a year after it came out anyway. But the phone is so damn sexy to me. Maybe occasionally I take my primary sim out and use it sometimes to talk and text on it. After all, the camera and mp3 player still is pretty damn good. (Just letting all the faithful sidekickers know that they can still put the device into use although no data after 5/31).

    Hmmmm I wonder after May 31st if I will be able to tweak the OS on my sidekick and get the Opera Mini browser like that one Sidekick in Canada for Mobilicity lol.

  • quikk312

    wonder what will happen with my Tmail account? Well I still have my Blackberry Javelin 8900 and a Unlocked Storm 2 for my main line, but on my second line which is a Sidekick LX ’09 on a $1 a day data plan… they only offer me a $10 credit LOL (cheap asses). Its not like I care, because I only paid $100 brand new in box off Craigslist a year after it came out anyway. But the phone is so damn sexy to me. Maybe occasionally I take my primary sim out and use it sometimes to talk and text on it. After all, the camera and mp3 player still is pretty damn good. (Just letting all the faithful sidekickers know that they can still put the device into use although no data after 5/31).

    Hmmmm I wonder after May 31st if I will be able to tweak the OS on my sidekick and get the Opera Mini browser like that one Sidekick in Canada for Mobilicity lol.

  • http://twitter.com/Mstevens528 Surrealistwave

    i will miss Tmail and the download catolog. im on the $1 a day sk prepaid so i have no options with t mobile except to wait for the next sidekick, get my nexus one reactivated, or (cries) go to Virgin Mobile for their Optimus V (which has a cheaper unlimited plan). R.I.P. Sidekick & Danger, will always LOVE YOU

    • quikk312

      Yeah Virgin Mobile has a KILLER unlimited plan. $25 Unlimited Data, Email, Messaging + 300 mins with Sprints 3g coverage.. Thats kinda killing the Sidekick $1 a day data plan that we’re on. Smh

  • http://twitter.com/Mstevens528 Surrealistwave

    i will miss Tmail and the download catolog. im on the $1 a day sk prepaid so i have no options with t mobile except to wait for the next sidekick, get my nexus one reactivated, or (cries) go to Virgin Mobile for their Optimus V (which has a cheaper unlimited plan). R.I.P. Sidekick & Danger, will always LOVE YOU

  • Anonymous

    Am I the ONLY person left who has the Sidekick on a business plan? Is the business user treated any differently for this? We were for the data outage years ago…and will the ETF waiver carry over for the entire family plan, or only a single line? I carry the SK and a G2 for a single reason, the AIM client for the SK STILL kicks the pants off ANY other client when dealing with spotty connectivity, and the SK battery makes it through the day with not much of a problem…I don’t see anyone with a device that can replace what it did for me…I love my G2, but its battery lasts 4 hour with heavy AIM use if I’m lucky…

    • JAG

      I recently switched from my beloved SKLX09 to the G2. Still not sure about the move yes android is great but when it comes to such things as battery life and Instant Messaging the SK’s were untouchable. Granted in the last remaining months using the SKLX 09 Instant Messenger apps were barely if at all used due to everyone’s infatuation with texting nowadays. I will miss the the Sidekick brand it was the first and only phone series I carried until it’s demise! Looking forward with this new sidekick I’m not so sure I’ll pick it up Samsung doesn’t have the best reputation and I already have Android with the G2. SIDEKICK (DANGER OS) YOU WILL BE MISSED !!