T-Mobile Sidekick service ends May 31

Summary:T-Mobile and Danger, a subsidiary of Microsoft, are turning off the Danger Service used by Sidekick phones on May 31 of this year. T-Mobile Sidekick customers will no longer be able to use the devices without the service.

T-Mobile and Danger, a subsidiary of Microsoft, are turning off the Danger Service used by Sidekick phones on May 31 of this year. T-Mobile Sidekick customers will no longer be able to use the devices without the service. The carrier hopes to transition Sidekick customers to a new Android device that has not been named.

The official statement from T-Mobile:

After May 31, 2011, the Danger Service (a subsidiary of Microsoft) used by T-Mobile Sidekick customers for data services will no longer be available on Sidekick devices.

T-Mobile will provide offers for our Sidekick customers before May 31, 2011, to help make an easy transition from their existing Sidekick device to a new device. We will have more information to share about these offers with our customers in the weeks ahead.

To ensure the best possible transition for our loyal Sidekick customers, an enhanced Web tool is available on myT-Mobile.com to easily export their personal data, including contacts, photos, calendar, notes, to-do lists, and bookmarks, from the Danger service to a new device, computer, or a designated e-mail account.  An application is also available in the Sidekick Catalog to make it easy to export personal data to the Sidekick’s memory card.  Many T-Mobile stores can transfer data from that card to a new T-Mobile device if the customer brings in the memory card and Sidekick.

Topics: Telcos, Mobility

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