I switched to AT&T recently and from day 1 was uneasy. My reception was not great. Their plan choices wasn't great and I really didn't have as many minutes as I felt comfortable with, etc...
Anyway....I realized T-Mobile started the "my fave" plans like alltel has, so I decided I'd switch back.
Anyway, all of that is irrelevant. I decided I didn't use the internet on the phone enough to continue paying for it, but I do like the full qwerty keyboard phones (can't stand using texting or making notes using the hit button 3 times for an 'L').
So I had decided to get the cheapest Sidekick they had with no data plan.
I figured it could be a "light duty" PDA (which is all I needed) and phone. It was only $50.
As I'm signing up, the T-Mobile rep was good enough to let me know about how the Sidekick contacts worked (nice guy to let me know up front). Apparently the contacts aren't stored in the sim card or in phone EEPROM. They are ONLY stored on the T-Mobile server. If you don't have a data plan to connect to the server now and then your contacts will just disappear every once in a while. From what he said this is only a Sidekick phone thing.
WTF? How can they get away with that? Basically forcing you to take the data plan if you don't want to lose your contact list now and then.
Anyway....it was a screwy enough feature that I got the Dash phone instead. It seems like a good phone, I'm happy, but I'm pretty disappointed in the strongarm tactics regarding T-Mobile/Sidekick.
Anybody ever know about that feature? Any Sidekick users?