T-Mobile Pulling The Plug On Danger-Powered Sidekicks

T-Mobile Pulling The Plug On Danger-Powered Sidekicks

If you still have a Sidekick phone running the Danger OS, its days of being a fully functioning device are numbered. After May 31, 2011, the data services provided by Danger will no longer be available, essentially neutering the internet-centric phone. If you were unaware, Danger is now owned by Microsoft.

After May 31, 2011, the Danger Service (a subsidiary of Microsoft) used by T-Mobile Sidekick customers for data services will no longer be available on Sidekick devices.

T-Mobile will provide offers for our Sidekick customers before May 31, 2011, to help make an easy transition from their existing Sidekick device to a new device. We will have more information to share about these offers with our customers in the weeks ahead.

To ensure the best possible transition for our loyal Sidekick customers, an enhanced Web tool is available on

myT-Mobile.com to easily export their personal data, including contacts, photos, calendar, notes, to-do lists, and bookmarks, from the Danger service to a new device, computer, or a designated e-mail account. An application is also available in the Sidekick Catalog to make it easy to export personal data to the Sidekick’s memory card. Many T-Mobile stores can transfer data from that card to a new T-Mobile device if the customer brings in the memory card and Sidekick.