sidekick 2 woes

I’m seriously considering going back to my Nokia 3595. To borrow a phrase from this thread in the Hiptop.com forums, my Sidekick 2 has been nothing but a “backlit doorstop” since the upgrade over the weekend. It refuses to login to AIM, citing: “Signing On Too Frequently: There is a limit to how many times in a short period you can sign on with the same screen name. You have been signing on too frequently. Please try again later.” Meredith is having the same problem, unfortunately. What an upgrade.

Before the AIM silliness, my Sidekick 2 wouldn’t even ring on at approximately 50% of my calls and half that time wouldn’t even record voicemail, let alone notify me of new voicemail or SMS messages. I know part of this is T-Mobile’s problem, not Danger’s, but I am so frustrated! I rely on my Sidekick 2 as my only phone; I save expenses by not having a home phone at all.

I wish I could turn my Sidekick 2 in for a refund and get a Nokia 7610 like I originally planned.

5 thoughts on “sidekick 2 woes

  1. Nokia 7610 has issues with connecting to mailboxes, but this may be operator’s problem as well. I am able to connect to Gmail via wap, but for some strange reasons it doesn’t show newest emails on top.

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  2. The same problem is happening to my girlfriend’s first-version Sidekick. She’s been having problems with it for a while now, but since the upgrade she’s been getting dropped from AIM regularly.

    I’m actually looking for a new phone somewhat soon and was going to consider the Sidekick (despite the application lock-in), but now I’m thinking that a Series 60 phone might be up my alley.

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  3. My problems (no mail, missing contacts, etc) went away after I rebooted my phone, though I’ve got a SK1.

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  4. Yikes, I didn’t realize some people were missing e-mail and whatnot – my CSK never had a problem with that. The only problem I’m having now is connecting to AIM.

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