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    Brad729
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    As I have seen at phonescoop.com, the Sidekick II model PV-100 does not have the GSM 850mhz band, so I would not recommend trying to use it for Cingular or any other US/Canadian GSM service that utilizes the 850 band. You would end up roaming all the time unless you were in an area where your provider uses 1900mhz. However, the model PV-108 has 850mhz instead of 900mhz, and would work ok as a phone only on other US/Canadian GSM providers. As others have said before, you would not be able to use most of the data features, and it would only work as a phone. Not recommended either way.

    GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900(PV-100) /
    PV-108 model has GSM 850 instead of 900

    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=560


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    Sidekick uses GSM/GPRS, as long provider has GSM/GPRS capability in order for voice and data to work, and its on your own with roaming... Some area may be roaming and partners thru their native networks would be no roaming other than that would roaming like they said regarding 850 band may be limited.. it would be the best if the provider has 1900 band..
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    I tried to edit, but GRRRR Admin only allow to edit if post is less than 10 min new.. I cant think fast so 10 min will not give me time FYI to Admin increase allowance edit new post more than 10 min PLS! Anyway Im posting better explaination...

    Sidekick uses GSM/GPRS, as long your native networks area has GSM and GPRS capable..if theres no T-Mobile svc in ur area and it can still use exist other than T-Mobile GSM provider. Best experience would be to use on 1900 band..

    BTW you still got have to sign up the svc through T-Mobile for Sidekick not the different than T-Mobile provider and it'll still work on GSM/GPRS as long your area has GPRS capability to use DATA through Sidekick....

    T-Mobile is partners with Cingular, u'll be just fine with Sidekick and it'll work
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