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Mar 19, 2007, 2:33 PM
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hiptop 3 for sale

last week i purchased that as a upgrade and now they come out with the blackberry pearl i wanna go th2 the pearl so i wanna sell my hiptop which is new i paid 399.99 i will sale it for 250.00
email me at
hi there jus wondering which country you were in? as i need one thats in australia.

May 1, 2007, 4:15 PM
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sidekick 3 activation

do you have to wait another 2 days if you turn off the sidekick while it is still activating? i already used the menu and L button trick but does this affect it too???

Apr 3, 2007, 9:09 AM
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the new sidekick id.


Mar 24, 2007, 9:48 AM
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Mar 22, 2007, 3:54 PM
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sell soon?

does anyone know if the sidekick 3 prepaid will be dropping in price soon?

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Feb 24, 2007, 3:37 PM
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Sidekick 3

I have heard a lot about the T-Mobile Sidekick 3 and would like to buy one. I have checked out stores and even the ebay listings although got no luck whatsoever. I was hoping if someone here could help if they new where I could buy a Sidekick 3. Thank You!
you can go to a t-mobile store/website to buy it or go to an authorized agent that sales it. i suggest the corporate store

Jun 20, 2006, 11:09 PM
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is internet better for sk3 than sk2?

i know it has edge so it is faster now but is there any difference like more web pages or more access to web pages? any info on the web of the sidekick 3 would be great. thank you
Just EDGE, no other advancements...

Feb 24, 2007, 11:09 PM
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my replacement sidekick 3 has a previously saved user and i cant acces data services

ok well let me start by saying i just recieved my replacement sidekick 3 in the mail. i pop in my sim card, battery and turn it on. well it asked me to log in to my sidekick with an account called "bichngo" and it does not let me switch the user to my previous user name. i have tried everything and nothing. i called tmobile and they said theyre tool was down or something and for me to call another day. well i just wanted to know if i am the only one who has encountered this or in you have any tips. it would help alot. thanks.
Try this out and I hope it works out for you

1. Hard reset your sidekick --> (turn it off and take the battery out, wait 30 seconds and then put the battery back in and turn it back on)

2. Press all at the same time "menu button" + shift button ...

Feb 23, 2007, 6:54 PM
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to answer some unlocking questions

i have seen the SK3 make and receive calls with a cingular sim card. we did not try to send a text or surf the net. Cell One did not work in it. those are the only 2 we tried. when we put the cingular sim in the phone it powerd right up and then went to the settings menu and then to the network setting(i think). selected search for network and selected cingular and it started working WITH OUT an unlock code. i hope this helps.

Feb 16, 2007, 7:07 PM
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Does it support a 2gig mini sd card

hey does anyone have a 2 gig card and if so does it work ok on the sk3
Just bought a 2Gb MiniSD card from for 25 shipped. All you have to do is put it in your slot and then press the menu button from the jump screen --> settings --> memory card --> then select format now and the computer will recognize it whe...

Feb 16, 2007, 4:13 PM
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Bluetooth For Sidekick 3

Im thinking about getting the motorola H700 bluetooth for the sidekick. Is it a good one for it?
Any bluetooth will work with the sidekick 3. From what I've noticed the H700 is a good earpiece although some people have had some problems. I use the samsung WEP200. The sound quality is very good (I ride in my car with the windows down and have n...

Feb 15, 2007, 5:33 AM
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Just got a sk3

Im not sure if this has been posted or not but I got a sk3 yesterday in the mail and i already own a MDA, now with the mda i have the unlimited internet plan and i know that wont work with the sKiii but i was wondering if the skiii plan will work with the mda being that i would just need to have unlimited internet.....

thanks in advance....

Feb 14, 2007, 2:13 PM
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Limited Edition Sidekick

Are there any other limited edition sidekicks besides the LRG one?
There is another limited edition that was released in tandem with the LRG, it was designed by Diane Von Furstenburg and was all black with pink kisses on the screen housing. There is a new limited edition Sidekick 3 launching in late February called...

Jan 24, 2007, 7:01 AM
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Trackball Help!!!

Hi everyone,

Well I started this account because I need some help with my sidekick 3. Hopefully someone can help me out.

I'm not sure if anyone else is having a problem with the trackball on their sk3 but I surely am. I've had this phone for less than 2 months and now the trackball chooses not to scroll down the screen when I want it to. Its fine scrolling up, left, and right but not down. I've had to use the left control pad to go down. I'm so used to using just the trackball and this sucks. And after just 2 months? Kind of ridiculous if you ask me. Any suggestions to fix the problem? Please help!!!

Also, I am not completely familiarized with all the feature yet this phone has to offer. I know I am able to change the background of...
The trackball problem has to do the phone itself. You should probably take it to a T-Mobile store to have them evaluate it and see if your device qualifies for a warranty exchange. In response to the backgrounds, there's a site where you can get cre...

Jan 21, 2007, 11:29 PM
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with no data plan?

what would happen if i buy the sidekick without the data plan?

i know i won't have internet and instant messaging, but i will still be able to text message.

but will there be any other cons to no getting the data plan (ie. losing personal data)?
When you get a sidekick 3 without the data plan you have a phone, no IM, no internet, and no data backup through danger's servers. With you can text and call but that's it. Look at it this costs 10 cents to send or receive a text message an...

Jul 2, 2006, 10:21 PM
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verizon vs t mobile

honestly guys anyway can you compare verizon to t mobile cause i have be debating to go to t mobile from verizon jsut for a sidekick and i dont know if its worth it.. how to the services compare can u please help with feedback
Depends what your looking for...

Cool Phones factor: T-Mobile

Network: Verizon

Those are the two things people mainly look at between the two... I have VZW but only reason i do cause i waited on the moto q. (Like the phone but little upset w...
keep your verizon phone.. get an sk3 data only plan =o)
Stick with verizon and get a Q, the sk3 is not that great.
verizon is so much better than T-Mobile ... they have the best network out of any provider ... i can understand wanting to switch cause of catherine zeta-jones i would do it in a heart beat if she came with my phone ... have fun battling it out betwe...
As a person who sold Verizon and now with T mobile...

T-mobile plans vs Verizon plans
T-mobile 39.99 with 6000 vs same price with 450? dido on 5999 1500 vs 900

texting unlimited with tmobile for 14.99
unlilmted text to verizon for 10.00

Well, I think the most important thing to consider is the network. Which works better in your area? I had Verizon a few years ago and the service where I use to live was terrible so I switched to Sprint. I was with them for 2 years and when I moved...

Oct 12, 2006, 12:12 AM
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Sidekick 3 vs. Blackberry Pearl

I am a Sprint user, the Sanyo MM-7400. I have become dismayed with Sprint recently (they tried to screw me on an upgrade), & am considering a crossover to T-Mobile.

The 2 phones I am considering at this point are the Sidekick 3 & the Blackberry Pearl.

I am scared by the SK3's poor reviews on this board. Review-wise, the Pearl sounds like a better phone.

My primary uses: text messaging (I'm a text message addict!) & emailing. I do both constantly. I also like to surf to various sites, too, like my bank, myspace, etc. I also am into having separate ringtones for each friend, & catchy ringtones for text message alerts.

Those things considered, which would be the better phone for me? I think I am making a choice tomorrow, & ...
to me sounds like you should go with watever your budget allows

the sk3's qwerty seems better for you though. Also, the plans for data are differnet .i believe the blackberrys are more expensive should check the site for data + PH...
go with the pearl. i sent back my sidekick 3 for the pearl. the sidekick 3 is a good phone its just the pearl is better. with the sidekick 3 you cant do anything personally. like making your own ringtones or videos. the plus of the sidekick 3 is that ...
the sidekick 3 would be better because the pearl is more of a corporate phone,i know i had both. The sidekick 3 would be better for you its more user friendly but the screen is a dim peice of s***. Hope that helps weirdo Smile

I have had a lot of ppl tell me that the Blackberry is better BUT the SK3 would work out great for you since you love texting and emailing. Btw, I used to be with Sprit too. I switched to TMobile in Feb 06. I always had billing issues with Sprint. ...

Jan 22, 2007, 8:45 PM
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How do you guys like your service?

thinking of going to t-mobile for the sidekick 3 but not sure about the service...i kinda travel a lot for vacations Cool
Well, that depends on where you live. Go to to check the coverage. TMobile service is fabulous in my area Smile

Jan 26, 2007, 2:37 PM
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Send and Receive pix on SK3???

I read some of the reviews and a few ppl mentioned not being able to send or receive pix on the SK3??? I hope that isn't true. I have a 5month old and Im always taking pix and sending them to my family and friends. Shocked

Jan 24, 2007, 9:15 PM
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Can this sidekick 3 be repaired?

My Sidekick fell and then one of my cousins accidently stepped on it. The screen came off but it did not crack, the bottom half does turn on audio works lights works. The bottom half some orange thin wire sticking out so does the screen, can it be fixed?
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