Not Getting Edge Network or Edge Speed on Your T-Mobile Sidekick 3? If You Want Edge, It Will Cost You.

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The new T-Mobile Sidekick 3 (not Sidekick III, no Roman numerals here!) came out this week, and our ongoing testing has revealed that the Sidekick 3, despite being Edge capable, isn’t even on the Edge network. And if you want it, it will cost you.

According to our sources at T-Mobile, T-Mobile is only just now gearing up to make the Edge network available to those using the Sidekick 3 devices – for a price.


In fact, say our sources, the reason that the Sidekick 3 does not yet have access to the Edge network is because they are still working out the pricing to let you use your Sidekick 3 on the Edge netweork.

That’s right. There will actually be a separate “Edge rate plan” for the Sidekick 3.

For those of us who were lured to upgrade with the promise of the Edge network compatibility, this comes as a nasty surprise, particularly so close on the heels of learning – but only through use – that the Bluetooth on the Sidekick 3 has only the most paltry of Bluetooth services.

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Put another way, the two primary reasons we upgraded were for the Bluetooth and the Edge. The former is a mere shadow of what it should be, and the latter isn’t even available yet, and when it is, they are going to charge us more for it.

Not ideal customer service, T-Mobile.


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4 thoughts on “Not Getting Edge Network or Edge Speed on Your T-Mobile Sidekick 3? If You Want Edge, It Will Cost You.

  1. i don’t find it slow after a brief settings change to the medium speed,
    then going along with operamini and the current beta one; working quite well. sometimes only one browser work.

  2. if it’s using edge why is it so so sooooo slow with the built in browser? and can i use my laptop to get fast edge service through it?

  3. this rumor is SO not true! t-mobile provides edge on all of their internet plans wherever edge is available. trust me, if you have a sidekick, and you are in an edge-network area, you are running your internet on edge…

  4. T-Mobile doesn’t charge anything extra to get your phone/ pda / laptop or smartphone on the EDGE network.

    In fact when I didn’t know much about the particular phone I had and thought that EDGE wasn’t available because I had to spend more (didn’t know my phone didn’t have EDGE) I called t-mobile and they assured me if my phone has EDGE. It’ll use EDGE for the same price.

    I certainly hope this rumor doesn’t become true!

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