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Just bought a new sidekick id and web wont work.

Just bought a new sidekick id off ebay and i have a prepaid t-mobile accont. On my accont i have the web and it worked with my old phone but when i try to go on the web with the sidekick it says service unavalible. Is there a way to make the web work?

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If so, your best option is to get an external charger that has a sparebattery slot That way you can charge the battery outside the phone!They run about 25-30 dollars on ebay. an extra battery is a good idea so you can have one charger at all times.

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The sidekick ID and sidkeick 3 batteries are the same so it will work. Check then out here

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