T-Mobile Finally Putting Sidekick Support To Bed, May 31 Data Services End

T-Mobile-logoMost of you are like, people still use sidekicks? Yes, and quite a few surprisingly. Folks thought after the data loss debacle a few years back that would have gotten most customers to leave the device and it did but a few folks stayed. Now those folks know that they only have a few months left with their beloved Sidekick. The details were spelled out in an official statement from T-Mobile that you can read below.

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.

While I am sure some customers will no doubt be unhappy about this, judging from the statement it looks as if T-Mobile is trying to make it as seamless as possible for current Sidekick owners to transition their data to a new device. The proof will be in how easy those tools are to use and how well they work. If any of you Sidekick owners use them please come back and let us know how it works.

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