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Entries Tagged as 'Sidekick'

Sidekick 3

July 13th, 2006 · Comments Off on Sidekick 3 · Gadgets, Reviews, Sidekick

I’ve been a pretty content Sidekick user for several years now. I started with the first Sidekick, migrated to the Color Sidekick, and now, I have moved to the recently released Sidekick 3. If you want a detailed review, CNET seems to hit the high points. The changes in a nutshell: Bluetooth support for phone […]

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Hiptastrophe

March 9th, 2005 · Comments Off on Hiptastrophe · Customer Service, Gadgets, Sidekick

Since Sunday, my Danger Hiptop, a.k.a the T-Mobile Sidekick, has had almost no data network service. In the past 3 days, I’ve managed to get instant messaging to work for brief periods, and today email started to work occasionally. But web service has been completely down for three days solid. Apparently this is a widespread […]

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Dangerous Work

February 1st, 2005 · Comments Off on Dangerous Work · Sidekick

Danger did some maintenance this past weekend on some of its network infrastructure used to support the Sidekick. The way the Sidekick works, Danger acts as a giant ISP with various proxies and servers which optimize connections for web and instant messaging, and email. As the Sidekick has gotten more popular, people have been complaining […]

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Phonetastic

October 5th, 2004 · Comments Off on Phonetastic · Gadgets, Sidekick

After camping on hold for about 30 minutes, I managed to squeeze into the first round of T-Mobile’s Sidekick II upgrade plan. Thanks to that heavy use of redial and a lot of patience, I have had in my possession a Sidekick II phone for a little over a week. All in all, I’m happy […]

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Upgrade outrage

September 15th, 2004 · Comments Off on Upgrade outrage · Customer Service, Sidekick, Stupidity

Monday’s email from T-Mobile (translated into honestese): Dear Sidekick user: We’re making a special, limited time offer to allow existing Sidekick customers to upgrade their phones for only $200 (instead of $300.) Sweet, eh? In spite of the fact that Sidekick users are generally web-savvy folks, and even though as a cellular provider, you’d think […]

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