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Sim card i have a t mobile nokia phone, & was planning to purchase a sidekick 2 on ebay. can i use the sim card in my nokia phone in the sidekick 2?

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Yes you can, But you will have to get an unlock code to unlock the sidekick so you can use the sim card.

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Posted on Mar 07, 2008

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You can. you will need to call t-mobile if you want the internet,email,chat and unlimited texting. The data plan runs an extra 20 dollars a month for unlimited service. Without it you can still make phone calls and text.

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The activation problem with Sidekick Slides is common. Most of the time, people buy a Slide without realizing that you have to purchase a "sidekick plan" from T-Mobile to get it fully activated. These phones were build especially for T-Mobile, so they're designed so that you have to have a Sidekick rate plan first to get the phone activated. By the way, this applies to a new phone as well as a phone that's been activated before, but has been 'hard reset" (where you hold the R button while re-booting.. My advice, DON'T DO THIS! Because you have to re-activate the phone.
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If your SIM card is from another carrier besides T Mobile, it will not register in the phone is locked to the T Mobile network.
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And if you don't want to go through that, you could always get a SIM card for T Mobile.

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and also, because a sidekick is restricted to tmobile. of course, but only things differently about it is the sidekick plan is only will works great for a sidekick itself that will definitely benefit you better to have/use the full features such as email, mms, notes, and etc. 

i mean, are you trying to use a sidekick with your verzion sim card in it or what? if so, then pretty much just like i stated right above.
sorry. :[

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I had the same problem with the sidekick i bought off of ebay , when you cal customer care just tell them you got it off ebay and you need the old users information deleted, they will give you step by step instructions on how to do so. Remember to not call on your sidekick becasue you will have to restart the phone.

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PLEASE HELP!


You can. you will need to call t-mobile if you want the internet,email,chat and unlimited texting. The data plan runs an extra 20 dollars a month for unlimited service. Without it you can still make phone calls and text.

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