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New Sidekick 2008 GSM Quadband phone for T-Mobile

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  • not all carrier features may be supported
  • 512 MB MicroSD Card
  • It comes with a Battery
  • It has a Charger
  • Stereo Hands-Free Headset
  • Mini-USB cable # Changeable Shells (includes black and green)
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 5.1 inches, 0.9 inches, 2.5 inches
  • Weight: 5.76 ounces
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 96 hours
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 2.5 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001T2BP9I
  • Item model number: SIDEKICK 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,451 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

The Sidekick weighs 4.5 ounces and measures 4.7 x 2.3 x 0.7 inches. Its 1030 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of talk time, and up to 96 hours (4 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies.

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Customer Reviews

After getting this phone and activating it, the data plan would not work.
Angela
You have to go into the menu and set an alarm so every 2 minutes you get a text, it will alert you.
Chris
When I received the phone, promptly--as promised, I opened the box and the phone didn't seem "NEW".
A. Steinhoff

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

79 of 81 people found the following review helpful By A. Frey on March 14, 2011
This is not a smart phone, but I really like it. Wanted something for calling and texting, and not much else. I only use the swing-out keyboard from time to time, but it works very well. Sometimes it swings out on its own, in my purse, which I don't like; but that doesn't happen too often.

This phone has a camera, nice sound profile options (vibrate, specialty settings), and a micro-SD slot. I am using a micro-SD to store photos taken with the camera because I had trouble figuring out how transfer photos off my phone into my computer. The micro-SD works great and with an adapter the card can go into the printer to manually transfer photos off the phone.

Battery life is good. I was told my phone was refurbished -- so far I am very happy with the quality of the phone I received. The only scratches are the ones I put on, somehow, after 3 months of use! Shipping was free, which is a plus (especially when Amazon ships it themselves)
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64 of 69 people found the following review helpful By xenagirl on July 21, 2011
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I ordered the sidekick 3 days ago and got it today . very fast shipping . the phone is nice it came brand new wrapped in plastic and sealed which was vry nice . the keyboard is great i a can txt much faster . but the call quality is a little fuzzy but well worth the money . i knew it had no internet service to begin with so i wasnt surprised . it allows the sidekick to work much faster without it . i had a my touch 4g before this phone i am so much happier with the sidekick becuz it doesnt constantly freeze cut off in the middle of a phone call so overall i am stress free with this phone vry happy with it . and i would recommend it to anyone looking for a basic call and txt phone . :)..
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45 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Austin on June 12, 2011
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I was searching for a replacement phone and i found the sidekick, i have always wanted one. The price was good and the item is good.

Pros:
I got overngight shipping so of course shipping was fast
The Phone came in its original box, new, and came with all extras in great shape.
The phone is small and the keyboard is AMAZING!
the screens picture is very good.
the camera is good
phone has easy to use interface

Cons:
Notification sounds dont work because you need a sidekick plan, and tmobile no-longer allows that plan.
Names in messaging inbox dont work because of the plan.
the internet doesnt work because of the plan
and video isnt that great.

I am very happy with this phone and would promote it to anyone!

hope this helped!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amy on July 27, 2011
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When I ordered this, I thought it was a smart phone, but T-Mobile no longer supports a data plan for this phone. But it's very nice for talking, texting with the quirty keyboard, and has a good camera, all at a good price.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By petesura on February 4, 2011
This is a great phone. At first I was skeptical because of the great price but arrived to me quickly and in great shape. This phone is exactly what I needed without breaking the bank.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By HEYHAP on December 28, 2011
I bought this phone for my granddaughter for Christmas,after she received it we found out that T-Mobile no longer supports this model phone,its outdated and no connection to T-Mobile.I feel you should let buyers know the phone can't be connected to the carrier.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Lebowitz on September 7, 2011
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I bought this phone for my 12-year-old daughter; the observations and opinions expressed in this review are hers.

WHAT SHE LIKES: Doesn't drop calls often compared with other T-Mobile phones; good sound quality, twist/flip screen is cool.

WHAT SHE DOESN'T LIKE: Bulky; doesn't ring or vibrate until at least 2 minutes after a text message has arrived, menu controls and navigation are confusing, obsolete data network, editing the speed dial number list is undocumented and counterintuitive.

The Sidekick is loaded with personalization features, but they're accessed in a complex, counterintuitive and poorly documented menu system. My daughter has had it for a couple months now, and still has trouble changing settings. The phone depends on T-Mobile's extinct Danger Network for obtaining the correct date and time, so it is necessary to manually change the time when traveling between time zones. The phone can work well for people who communicate mainly via text messaging (but note that the phone doesn't alert the user immediately when a message arrives) mostly call the same 8 (speed dial) numbers, but people who frequently have to dial new phone numbers will find the process cumbersome.

This Sidekick model was an early smartphone, with many text, e-mail, web and network-based features. However, with the demise of T-Mobile's Danger network, most of these features no longer work on this phone. The only features that still work are the basic voice, text and e-mail services supported by T-Mobile's standard GSM network.

Despite these drawbacks, it works well as an inexpensive phone for a pre-teenager.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Vic on August 26, 2011
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Great QWERTY phone with features that are very easy to manage for experienced cell phone users and long-time T-Mobile subscribers. Having a new sidekick and for the price that I paid it's very satisfying despite having a couple of unnoticeable disadvantages: screen not closing perfectly straight (unnoticeable) and a stiff scroll ball. For people who don't want to get gouged with a data plan and a overly expensive android phone but still want that "hipster" design in a cell phone and for those who love texting, this sidekick is for you!
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