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absolut_ian

Jun 19, 2006, 11:29 PM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

GSM 850 & Unlocking

I was wondering...will the T-Mobile Sidekick III have GSM 850?


Also, does anyone know if this will be a tough phone to get unlocked?


Ian
T-Mobile will have the 850MHz band on it.
As it says on our spec page, (you know, the one you had to click on to get to this page, Wink ) yes, the US version does have GSM 850.
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The bigger question is why do they have the 850 band on it? T-Mobile does not support the 850 spectrum only Cingular. I meant T-Mobile does have roaming agreements, but something seems weird for this one.

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If you want to unlock your Tmobile sidekick iii mobile phone from the network lock,I would suggest you to get an unlock code from
http://www.superunlockcodes.com/sidekick/rs5wp8/ » at reasonable price.
StrangeStatic

Mar 28, 2009, 7:28 PM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

Sidekick 3 Help

alright, just got my sidekick 3 i bought it off one of my friends, she had minutes on there when i bought it and im going to remain using her sim card (its a prepaid card) she deleted everything off before she gave me it, what i wanna know is, her email is still on mine and everything. can i send emails, send pictures, texts, everything, but is there a way she can view it cause its in her email and stuff?
1432567

May 10, 2008, 1:07 AM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

sidekick 3 sim card

I am going to buy a sidekick 3 but I just want to know if i can use any sim card in a sidekick 3 e.g. china mobile, vodafone orange and it will still work ?
natasz33

Mar 26, 2008, 11:31 AM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

Help me decide !

Ok, I want to buy sidekick 3 but I'm not sure. In Poland there are no sidekicks , so I will need to buy it from , I guess, USA or UK. Before I will do it I need to be sure that I will be happy with using sidekick 3. I was searching for opinions of others and the comments were good as weel as bad. The bad ones discouraged me to buy it but I really want it ! I'm not gonna give up so easly. I need a pro opinion of users of Sidekick 3. But honest opinion! Tell me everything about sidekick (bad and good things). Please.
Jas Il

Jul 23, 2007, 2:59 PM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

something underneath button of sk3...

i went to the beach n accidently got sand underneath the top left (with the 3 lines). is it possible to remove the button and clean it? please tell me yes. Crying or Very sad
Hard to do and u can break it! best to take it to a store and see if they can do it! Sad

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ROCKER001

Aug 10, 2007, 3:35 PM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

NEW S!DEK!CKS

T-Mobile also might be getting another phone to add to their Sidekick selection. It is apparently called the "Sidekick Slide". From the pictures that have been released the Sidekick Slide looks to look like the same swivel screen and full QWERTY keyboard. This time the keypad is made of hard plastic buttons although the shape is in circles. The color scheme of the phone seems to be in black and purple. It has 1.3 Mega Pixel camera. It looks to be thinner the sidekick 3 all around. It also might have been designed by Motorola because the left side of the phone features a Motorola logo. It also had a t-mobile badge on the other right side. Other features that this is rumored to have is bluetooth, and MP3 player with a memory card slot. It look...
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you work for Tmobile?
mster78

Sep 6, 2007, 7:03 PM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

wireless modem

How can i use a sidekick 3 as a wireless modem on t-mobile?????
you cant Sad
since the sidekick has net already, u would need to get another phone that dont have it, to use hotspot... sorry
lene2121

Aug 24, 2007, 11:31 AM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

sidekick

on the sidekick 3 can you browse the web while you listen to your music, might be a dumb question but i just wanted to know because im thinking about getting one. thanx in advance
Yes You Can Practically Do Anything While having the music on Very Happy
yes you can
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lillisameola

Nov 12, 2007, 5:40 PM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

HELP SIDEKICK 3

ok heres the deal:
my best friend and i have saved up enough money for the sidekick 3 and hers.(not sure what its callled), now i have a verizon phone with unlimited texting. I need to know if i should get the sidekick or just forget about it . from what people have said its bad recpetion, you have to have bluetooth, the camera sucks. what i have to pay i have worked for.. is it worth it really if i have another phone. tell my your pro's and con;s please in detail about what you did or didnt like. Shocked
the only thing bad as u said is the reception at times, but for me its usually great

now if u want the best out of it u need to get the data plan, cuz without it, u basically have a nice phone with a keyboard,,,

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Spaz360

Feb 25, 2007, 12:56 PM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

prepaid help plz

My cousin is giving me her sidekick 3 Very Happy (because shes getting a Treo) and I have a prepaid sim card already but her sidekick wasn't prepaid. How do i use my prepaid sim card with a non prepaid sidekick? Eh? Thanks in advance
If you just want to use it as a phone then you can press the menu button (the button with 3 parallel lines) and the L button at the same time when the "waiting for activation" screen appears. This will only allow you use the SK3 for the phone and SMS...
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cellphonefreak

Aug 21, 2006, 11:17 AM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

Any Users with Cingular?

Have any of you used this phone with Cingular's network? Im planning on buying it unlocked on ebay, and i wanted to make sure what features will work on Cingulars network. Im pretty much only wanting to make calls, text, go on AIM, and go on the Web. If any of you have used this phone on Cingulars Network or know somebody that has used the sidekick 3 on cingulars network....please help!...thanks!
Only voice calls and SMS will work. You have to have a Sidekick plan for the web and AIM to work. Since Cingular doesn't sell the SK, they won't have a SK plan.
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I work for T-Mobile and I can confirm that the SK3 does NOT work for any service but T-Mob. Like Cwosigns said, all you'll be able to do with it is use it as a phone and send SMS.
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mrq201

May 9, 2007, 8:36 PM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

transfering ringtones to the sidekick 3

im about to buy a sk3 and i wanted to know how easy will it be to transfer ringtones to the sidekick?
Pretty easy, make the ringtones and once you get your sidekick you set up an email account and then you send the ringtone from an email account on your computer to your sidekicks. If they are too big The sidekick wont except them it needs to be about ...
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brenmast

Aug 20, 2007, 10:01 PM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

Youtube On Sidekick?(plz Answer)

Ca You Watch Youtube On The Sidekick by Going to m.youtube.com Because When Your Going To Create a Mobil Account On Youtube its asks you For your carrier And One of Them Is youtube So i Was Wondering if someone knew Something About It

(I Dont Have A Sidekick Crying or Very sad .......Yet Very Happy )
vomoe77

Mar 7, 2007, 9:55 AM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

sidekick 4

does any one have any information if they r coming out with a sk4 or is it just a rumor
there probably coming out with it in 08.
I dunno if this is waht your talkin about but there is the motorola zante....
mobile_moose

Aug 2, 2007, 2:53 PM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

Sidekick ID help...!

Hey does anyone know how to set that Roller Ball that changes colors to only Purple on a sidekick ID? Mine only does Red and Green, but would LOVE for it to be purple a majority of the time. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance!
adramelek

Jul 6, 2007, 9:01 PM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

sk3 + irc. how?

Or any other internet chat...

P.s. Browser don't support frames... Sad
kara2409

Jun 12, 2007, 10:13 AM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

hiptop 3 for overseas use

Hey, I'm wondering in case anyone knows about this.. can hiptop 3 be used overseas with other sim card? Will the whole phone works or just the internet function that won't be able to work?

I ask the people from Telstra (in Australia) who sells this phone, but they have no clue whatsoever.

Thanks all!

Very appreciate the feedback!
Krystina

Apr 30, 2007, 5:49 PM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

turning off your sidekick everyday?

When I called T-Mobile to activate my Sidekick the lady told me that I should turn off the device for at least 10 seconds (but no longer or else it loses data) every day to keep it running properly. I think that is ridiculous! Are we living in the 19th century? These things should be able to "hold information" without having to turn them on and off constantly. I forgot to turn it off for a few days and when I finally did, a whole bunch of text messages came through. So I guess you really do have to turn it off and on to make sure you're receiving things? Is anyone else having to do this?
Ive never had to do that, my hiptop 3 works perfectly.
freethinkr420

May 22, 2007, 1:15 PM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

Project Playlist or Winamp Remote on SK3

I am thinking about getting a SK3 when my old contract is up in July, but I wanted to know if someone could check out a couple of websites for me and see how well they work...

1. projectplaylt.com: after searching for a song/band ect., can you preview or download any of the search results? My motorola e815 will let me play the songs but now DL them

2. If anyone ever uses winamp remote (which is a wicked cool thing, if you dont know, read up about it) will it play your winamp songs from the winamp remote server like its supposed to?

thanks for any help! this is my first post, so its nice to meet all of you Wink
Oops the first webite was supposed to be *projectplaylist.com*

sorry
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d1770n

May 13, 2007, 8:23 AM
over in the "Sharp Hiptop 3 / Sidekick 3" discussion:

us sk3 in the yk

I was wondering if anyone knows if a vodafone UK sim card would work in a US sidekick 3? I know the Internet won't work, but i really need to know because i am thinking of buying one. Thanks.
 
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