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Is the Sidekick II worth it??

by ashyloveshim / January 24, 2006 5:24 AM PST

I am thinking about getting the T-Mobile Sidekick II. I hear about alot of good things and alot of bad. Is it worth it???

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by mister_lay_z / January 24, 2006 5:31 AM PST

sidekick II is a good phone with a lot of features .. what carrier are you currently with?

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by ashyloveshim / January 24, 2006 5:34 AM PST
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i dont have one right now im getting either verizonwireless or tmobile but verizon wireless doesnt have the unlimited features i want like tmobile.

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actually.....
by mister_lay_z / January 24, 2006 8:15 AM PST
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verizon does have unlimted service.v-cast and messaging. i have verizon, cingular and t-moible..i know what they have . if you like the sidekick II, get it, but the sidekick III is coming out in a few short months.....but really check out the palmone treo 700w or the lg vx9800 from verizon

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by ashyloveshim / January 24, 2006 9:19 AM PST
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isnt there unlimited messaging only for other verizon wireless customers and i have a lot of friends who dont have verizon wireless. im pretty dumb when it comes to this stuff. thanks.

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I own a Sidekick II.... and love it!
by julianivo / January 24, 2006 11:35 AM PST
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I have had my Sidekick II for over a year now and I love it! It has been a reliable and durable performer for me. And one thing that is not mentioned at Cnet in their rankings/ratings for smart phones is that the plan offered by tmobile is the cheapest around for all that you get. I have compared other messaging/internet/email plans offerred by other service providers and Tmobile has the cheapest plan by far for around $20 for unlimited data use! Some other plans by other providers/phones that I have seen are as high as $60 for the data portion! Also, make sure to get the insurance for the phone for the duration of your contract (and try to avoid a two year contract). Although, I should point out that I have dropped my SKII several times on hard concrete without any functional damage. Still get the insurance just in case.

One word of advice though. Apparently, there is an upcoming update to the Sidekick called the SKIII. Surely, you will pay more for this new gadget but it is important to know that it is coming out soon.

The only downside to this phone that I have noticed is that the camera is only a VGA and thus the quality is not all that great. Also, it does not have bluetooth. These issues don't bother me as I love being able to email, check google, and AIM chat. This device does all of these things exceptionally well.

best of luck in your search for a phone,

Greg

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agree homebro !!!
by mister_lay_z / January 24, 2006 11:54 AM PST

yea t-mobile does offer the cheapest unlimited data plan around. ive have my sidekick II for 13 months now. i plan to stick with t-mobile for the sidekick III. i have the mister cartoon version, what color sidekick do you have ? for me, the best phone with a keyboard and all those special features is a toss-up between the sidekick series and the verizon lg vx9800

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sidekickIII
by ashyloveshim / January 25, 2006 4:51 AM PST

is it actually coming out or it that just a rumor??

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sidekick III
by QEJ / February 28, 2006 9:13 AM PST
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my husband was in the t-mobile store just about an hour ago and they said the sidekick III is less than 2 months away. Whether it's true or not remains to be seen but that was the word we got.

He said it was smaller and had some better features than the SKII. But I love my SKII now, so anything better would be unimagineable!

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try to understand
by mister_lay_z / January 24, 2006 11:50 AM PST
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unlimited text messaging is for everyone. why would they set it up like that ?? sending text messages between two verizon phones is free though. im a new verizon customer myself but i do have experience with cell phone service

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yea i get it
by ashyloveshim / January 25, 2006 4:47 AM PST
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it's just if i go over that whole 500 extra messages they give me then ill have to pay for each message am i right or no?
thanks for you patience with me haha
<3ashleigh

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ughh ...please follow me
by mister_lay_z / January 25, 2006 12:56 PM PST
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get UNLiMiTED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by wornout99 / March 14, 2006 5:38 AM PST

I was soo into the sidekick 2 until i got myself the MDA. It's a great phone. And I got unlimited text to any service.

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by dacnjrl / March 27, 2007 8:22 PM PDT
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i just got a sidekick 2 and i am looking forword to use it. Personaly i dont think i would have gone out and bought it, a friend of mine was nice enoughf to give me his. i am currently useing the treo 650 and i think its the bee's knees. it just has more to offer, tons of apps, sim card, camera , video, all sorts of geeked out stuff. dont get me wrong i think im going to really like my sidekick, i love the keyboard, email is so easy. does anyone know if you can add apps to the sidekick??

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by grouchymom / August 29, 2007 2:02 AM PDT

My Daughter has had her phone less than one month. She left it in the car to attend classes. The phone has not worked since. I was told that it was heat damage. I would be very careful.

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