Sidekick 3 not limited to T-Mobile?

Josh writes: I was at cingular today and one of the sales people told me that they believe the Sidekick 3 will be available for cingular! The rep went on to say this is due to the fact that the sk 3 will support EDGE technology and t-mobile as we all know, doesn’t support that. Also this speculation would have an interesting correlation with the sidekick roadmap, since they’re unveiling all these different types of sk 3s. Perhaps one is for cingular and another is for tmo! Besides, I know in Los Angeles where I live, when I first turn on my sidekick, the cingular logo shows up. Perhaps tmo and cingular have some sort of contract going on…

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Ed Note:
Anyone that has traveled out of Tmobile coverage and gotten bounced to Cingular knows that the Sidekick 2 works perfectly fine with Cingular coverage. Before the comments flood, Tmobile does support EDGE right now, so that point is at least moot. I don’t know the deal with T-Mobile, but I would think Danger would be limiting their possible revenues by only sticking on one carrier.

76 Responses to “Sidekick 3 not limited to T-Mobile?”

  1. briankeith Says:

    who is nicole?

  2. Nicole Says:

    I am just someone with information. 😉

  3. Frankie J Says:

    well I’ve heard a lot about the possibility of the sk3 coming out for Cingular around my high school. I hope it true because I have Cingular. I would just unlock an SK2 but then I would’nt be able to use the AIM.

  4. Nicole Says:

    The SKIII will not come out for Cingular. The SK is signature to T-mobile. It has made them extreme amounts of money. Why would they risk losing that customer base? I am sure they will/have already paid what needs to be paid to keep the SK with T-mobile. T-mobile focuses a lot on “brand recognition”. When you see a SK you automatically think of T-mobile. It is just like when you think of coffee the first word that pops in your head is Starbucks. That is T-mobile’s aim.

  5. Nicole Says:

    Why are you so angry? I was talking about within the US market. Is it really that big of a deal to call me a “******* idiot”? Lighten up buddy. It is not that serious.

  6. Nicole Says:

    After thought: Maybe you are just jealous that you didn’t have more useful information to contribute.

  7. Some dude Says:

    OHHHHh Ryan. She hit u down nigga!

    Nicole Says:

    May 8th, 2006 at 9:32 pm
    After thought: Maybe you are just jealous that you didn’t have more useful information to contribute.

  8. Andy Says:

    Well, I think Nicole could of tell that she was talking about the US so that the others won’t think she is talking without knowing what she is saying.

    But seriously Ryan, that’s not the way to talk to a girl.

  9. Andy Says:

    well, RYAN, even though she was not talking about the US thats not the way to write stuff like that. Also, everybody has the freedom to express what they think. If u know what other people say is not right just let them know in a nice way. The sidekick III will come anytime.

  10. SDWolf Says:

    There seems to be a more than a little confusion about this….

    T-Mobile has exclusive rights to the “Sidekick” devices, however, they do NOT have exclusive rights to the Hiptop devices. T-Mobile is NOT the exclusive carrier of Hiptop devices in the US; you can get a Hiptop2 from SunCom in the South, and (until recently) from Edge Wireless on the West coast.

    So what’s the difference between a Sidekick and a Hiptop? A Sidekick has T-Mobile written all over it, and a Hiptop doesn’t. That’s all.

    Oh, and the Hiptops support MMS, WAP Browsing, and M$N messenger, while the T-Mobile Sidekicks don’t.

  11. SDWolf Says:

    Just in case there was any doubt….

    http://www.suncom.com/store/PhoneDetail.jsp?id=1214

    If it asks for a zip code, just enter 27616 (Raleigh, NC).

  12. Kat Says:

    In my case, I wanted to get Tmobile service but Tmobile doesnt cover 92325. Sadly that leaves me with no chance of any service but Cingular. too bad really.

    I havent seen any other phones that have such a good screen interface. People have recommended the Pocket PC Cell phones but I am trying to keep out of Window OS based phones.

    A quandry to say the least.

    Kat

  13. Lil B Says:

    Look here i am going to tell you how it is, cuz i work for t-mobile cust care in lenexa, ks. i know all the ins and out of it, yes t-mobile has edge capability already we have it in our nokia 6101, samsung t809, MDA, SDA, nokia 6103 (bluetooth 6101), our samsung t509 (comparable to the slvr just made by samsung), motorola v360, and the blackberry 8700 just to name a few. and yes the sk 3 would have edge capability because all the phones t-mobile is selling now has that capability. Also the phone is not coming out no time in june because we have phones already available to us to view that are all the way up until august early september (Q3 better known as) the next couple phones that t-mobile will be coming out with are phones like the nokia 8801, samsung t609 (similar to the t509 but with bluetooth, a nokia 6030 upgrade to the 6010, and some other crappy phones dont nobody want. The sidekick 3 wont be out for a while and if you dont believe me call 1-800-937-8997 or 611 from your handset and ask about the sidekick 3 they will tell you we dont have any info and to visit sidekick.com for further updates and info(which that website doesnt even do anything for you for real. The sidekick 3 will be a phone that will be sold just through t-mobile and t-mobile only but may have the capability to be unlocked like so many other phones unlike the sk and sk2 but the only thing about that is, you have to have t-mobile service to request to have a sim subsidy unlock code haha so yeah thats at least 1 yr or 2 yr of service that you will have with t-mobile, and by then you will like t-mobile soo much you wont leave because you see we have the best cust service out there and our coverage is getting better and better each yr, we put up i think it was like 80,000-100,000 towere just in Q4 of last yr so we are expanding service. and who ever said up there that they work for t-mobile they are lying cuz the sk3 aint coming out on that date, but that number that i told yal to call dont everybody call at once cuz i answer those calls and i need a break haha. Honestly though from someone who had the sk2 and didnt like it, cuz it was too big, pic messaging was ***, only to e-mails but you can log on to the internet come on now, camera was **** and the light never was timed correctly, it was just not a great a phone it could have been but the thing to be looking for is the exact opposites will and should be in the sk3, it will be bluetooth capable, edge compatable, smaller, better camera, and picture messaging capable. BUT HONESTLY THIS IS JUST MY OPINION FROM A T-MOBILE EMPLOYEE, THE SK3 WONT EVEN HOLD A CANDLE TO THE MDA THAT WE HAVE OUT NOW, THE INET IS FASTER, BETTER CAMERA, BLUETOOTH CAPABLE, COMES WITH A MEM CARD (SK3 WONT HAVE ONE) AND YOU CAN PLAY WATCH AND LISTEN TO MOVIES OR SONGS ON YOUR PHONE USING WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER THAT WE ALL USE ON OUR COMPUTERS. MY BOSS HAS ONE AND HE HAS THE FLOYD MAYWEATHER FIGHT ON THERE, A 12 ROUND FIGHT PEOPLE ON HIS PHONE, IN BEAUTIFUL QUALITY JUST LIKE WATCHING A T.V. ITS RIDICULOUS, I AM ACTUALLY WAITING TO GET MINE RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE I DID AN ALTERNATE EXCHANGE FROM MY SIDEKICK FOR THE T809 WHICH IS ALSO A GREAT PHONE. AND UM ALSO FOR MY LAST TWO SENSE, FOR ALL PEOPLE THAT HAVE RAZRS I DO APOLOGIZE CUZ THEY ARE THE SHITTIES PHONES EVER JUST TO PROVE MY POINT WE HAVE A WHOLE SEPERATE TRANS NUMBER AND A DIFFERENT TEAM JUST TO TROUBLESHOOT ALL THE RAZRS PROBLEMS WHATS THAT TELL YOU AIGHT IM OUT YAL ENJOY THE INFO I HOPE.

  14. orlando colucci Says:

    ur a Bi+ch

  15. Tony Says:

    Cingular’s edge network and data plans suck big time. I’ve worked for Cingular and now T-Mobile. My GPRS speeds with T-Mobile are faster the Edge with Cingular. T-Mobile’s edge blows them out of the water. Danger wants to market their device with a company that provides all around value and a low cost data solution. T-Mobiles cutomer base is perfect for the Sidekick. Cingular’s customer base is not a low-cost but tech savvy crowd. They would try to charge $40 a month for data and not even include text.

  16. FHCRugby Says:

    our T-mobile district sales rep, informed me that t-mobile wont offer many Edge phones, due to the fact that they are updateing there towers to HSCSD. also that T-moible will be the only carrier at this point to carry the Sidekick. talks are happening with other carriers, however the chances are slim that cingular will be allowed to sell the product.

  17. SDWolf Says:

    Again, if Cingular carries it, they’ll most likely call it the Hiptop3, but it’ll be the same device.

    Only T-Mobile calls it the Sidekick, so naturally they’ll be the only ones to have it, since they’re the only ones who put that brand on the device.

  18. Nicole Says:

    Ryan, just so you know I was speaking about within the US. I have never been to Europe, unfortunately, so why would I know the ins and outs of their programs? I just know that stats. But seriously, I don’t think I know everything, however I do work for T-mobile. I wasn’t going to say that because you can get in trouble for posting information about unreleased handsets/services. I don’t know everything but I was trying to help and you turned into an a-hole. Thanks a lot buddy.

  19. Nicole Says:

    *I just know the stats (as in statistics).

  20. quad557 Says:

    I would be so happy if Cingular had the Hiptop 3. I have been a cingular customer for years and i since i love their service (had some bad experience with tmobile) i dont plan on changing, im just a little concered that if i get an unlocked SK3 that i will still be able to utalize all the features the SKIII has to offer.

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  24. guy Says:

    Omg… people I have the sidekick 08® and it is still with tmobile…. if you people read tmobiile’s webpage and THINK danger® is staying with tmobile and tmobile and ONLY tmobile will and allways make the sidekick®… I know a lot about tmobile and sidekicks®

    FOR SIDEKICK® USERS HERE IS A NOTE (I DON’T KNOW IF THIS WORKS FOR NON SIDEKICK® USERS)= go to the jump screen, then press menu(allso called toolbar) then press NETWORK OPTIONS, NETWORK STATUS, ABOUT SIDEKICK®, AND SYSTEM INFO. Read every thing…. you will find info about tmobile sidekick® and danger®…there are many other ways you can find info….
    ALSO….
    Tmobile will make and allways make new towers… TOMBILE ROAMS (I don’t know if you get less money) there has bean reports about tmobile doing this…more towers are being made this seccond. If tmobile SECESESFULLY does this they will be the number one company…
    If you play around in the settings for the sidekick® you will find new info….

    Read everything. Hope this helped

  25. STUNTMCNUGGET Says:

    Omg… people I have the sidekick 08® and it is still with tmobile…. if you people read tmobiile’s webpage and THINK danger® is staying with tmobile and tmobile and ONLY tmobile will and allways make the sidekick®… I know a lot about tmobile and sidekicks®

    FOR SIDEKICK® USERS HERE IS A NOTE (I DON’T KNOW IF THIS WORKS FOR NON SIDEKICK® USERS)= go to the jump screen, then press menu(allso called toolbar) then press NETWORK OPTIONS, NETWORK STATUS, ABOUT SIDEKICK®, AND SYSTEM INFO. Read every thing…. you will find info about tmobile sidekick® and danger®…there are many other ways you can find info….
    ALSO….
    Tmobile will make and allways make new towers… TOMBILE ROAMS (I don’t know if you get less money) there has bean reports about tmobile doing this…more towers are being made this seccond. If tmobile SECESESFULLY does this they will be the number one company…
    If you play around in the settings for the sidekick® you will find new info….

    Read everything. Hope this helped

  26. Danielle Says:

    How do you unlock the sk 3???



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