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Re: Sidekick 3 wont receive or send picture msgs.
Hi the first thing you want to do is call tmobile an let them kno that u have pay as you go an that you bought the phone from a friend and they will get you set up you may have to pay for the sidekick plan thats how you will receive your pictures
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To be able to send pictures and what not with the sidekick 3 you need to have the sidekick data plan. That is part of the error message you are getting when first turning it on.Without it, all you can do is text and phone
Hello.. I live in denmark and I just got the sidekick 2008.
I bought an Isim (ver. 2) on ebay. I payed $9.
Then I put It under my non tmobile sim card and powered it up and I could se my phonebook and other stuff from my sim. But it keept saying: emergency calls only.
Then you have to put it into a nother mobile phone to get signal. Then put it back in the SK with the Isim and then it works. Just remember to update the sim and phone with the settings from your current phone company by sms. Then it wont happen again.
It worked for me. so I hope it would help others...
If you can, try a friends battery, either from a sidekick ID or sidekick 3. The Sidekick ID seems to be having the same issue as the sidekick 3 whefre the charging port goes bad. The best worka round for that is to get a charginfg cradel that has a spare battery slot.
With the sidekick you can only receive picture messages when they are send to your email address that you have with the sidekick plan. If you don't have the sidekick plan you will never get your picture messages.