Here's an interesting little piece of information for Sidekick users who have had it up to the teeth with T-Mobile: if you shout loud enough, you can break your contract for free.
A post on Giz tells the story of one reader who, having experienced the recent Sidekick-apocalypse first-hand, called T-Mobile to see what his options were. Here's what Gizmodo's source was offered by the T-Mobile agent:
• I'm released from the contract if I want (Yeesh, of course I better be. I can't believe I had to ask).
• I can get a G1 for $129 (not sure if that's the normal contract renewal pricing or not; doesn't sound like a great deal to me).
• They also suggested Blackberries etc, but I didn't get the pricing (since those are design disasters compared to SK or iPhone).
Now, earlier on T-Mobile released a statement saying they might be able to get some of the data back. For customers who felt the harsh realities of permanent data loss, T-Mobile was offering a $100 giftcard and a month of free service. Naturally there are some users who aren't satisfied and say the compensation isn't good enough.
If you were a Sidekick user and had just lost all of your photos, emails, text messages, to-do lists, contacts etc., which would you prefer? A hundred bucks and a free month of service or a clean break from your network provider, giving you the option to take your custom elsewhere? Let us know how you feel in the comments below!