T-Mobile USA, Inc.

T-Mobile USA, Inc.

April 25, 2007 15:35 ET

T-Mobile Sidekick iD Makes Its Spring Semester Debut

BELLEVUE, WASH.--(Collegiate Presswire - April 25, 2007) - T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announces the immediate availability of the T-Mobile® Sidekick® iD, offering the latest in personalization on a communication device at an accessible price of $99.(1) No longer just synonymous with a student identification card, the term "iD" now means spontaneous communication as well as spur-of-the-moment personalization.

The customizable exterior of the T-Mobile Sidekick iD provides quick modification of the look and feel of the device with easily removable and replaceable exterior panels to show off school pride or match one's style, mood or that day's outfit. Built into the device are the rich communications capabilities that make it simple to be directly connected with friends and family, stay on top of social networks, or act as a study break during dead week.

The T-Mobile Sidekick iD is designed for communication virtually anywhere, with voice calling and a robust variety of options for messaging that provides the flexibility to stay connected. The signature swivel screen flips to reveal the full QWERTY keyboard providing the luxury of always-connected access to e-mail, instant messaging (AIM®, Yahoo!® and Windows Live Messenger), and text messaging.(2)

The T-Mobile Sidekick iD will have T-Mobile's myFaves(SM) available out of the box. The unique myFaves experience provides additional customization with the ability to personalize the homescreen with images of the five people that matter most -- each of which can be changed once a month to keep up with roommates, new college friends or a BFF from high school. The myFaves interface also enables straightforward communications for effortless calling, texting, multimedia messaging and e-mail. Customers can choose from a range of myFaves plans to get unlimited calling to those five designated people -- to any number in the U.S., even land lines (excluding toll-free and 900 numbers) -- that make up their personal network.(3)

Key features of T-Mobile Sidekick iD include the easily personalized hardware to express individuality and style as well as the following:

-- Dedicated support for three major instant messaging clients (AIM, Yahoo! and Windows Live Messenger) with the ability to hold up to 10 IM conversations at a time to stay constantly connected to a social circle

-- T-Mobile Sidekick's signature swivel screen with a large landscape color display (2.4-inch screen with 65K colors and 240X160 pixels) for improved viewing of Web pages and contacts

-- A full HMTL Web browser with enhancements for faster downloading and optimized viewing(2)

-- Beneath the screen, a full QWERTY keyboard ideal for speedy instant messaging and other text-based communication

-- Support for personal e-mail with a dedicated "t-mail" account or use of an already existing personal e-mail account

-- Inclusion of myFaves for additional personalization and the benefit of unlimited calling to any number on any network, including landlines, to stay connected to the five people who matter most

-- A convenient trackball for one-handed navigation and an improved gaming experience

-- A speedy ARM9 processor to handle the massively multitasking communicators

-- Replaceable battery with up to 5.3 hours of talk time and 6 days of standby

-- Dimensions: 5.12 x 2.48 x 0.87 inches; 6.2 ounces with standard battery

-- Accessories available in black, yellow, blue, white, purple and glow-in-the-dark

The T-Mobile Sidekick iD will be available for $99.99(1) (with a qualifying two-year contract and mail-in rebate) at T-Mobile retail locations and online at www.t-mobile.com beginning today. For more information on T-Mobile Sidekick, please visit www.sidekick.com.

(1) Taxes additional; requires activation of a qualifying two-year service plan and Sidekick data plan.

(2) Separate charges may apply to some features. Not all Web sites optimized for mobile browsers.

(3) Nationwide plan; myFaves contacts limited to total of five U.S. phone numbers (certain exceptions apply); minimum one-year service agreement required.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a member of the T-Mobile International group, one of the world's leading companies in mobile communications, and the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. At the end of December 2006, more than 106 million mobile customers were served by companies of the Deutsche Telekom group -- 25 million by T-Mobile USA -- all via a common technology platform based on GSM, the world's most successful digital wireless standard.

T-Mobile's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect effortlessly to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile highest, in numerous regions throughout the U.S., in wireless call quality and wireless customer care. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.t-mobile.com. T-Mobile® is a federally registered trademark, and the magenta color is a trademark, of Deutsche Telekom AG. myFaves and the myFaves design are service marks of T-Mobile USA, Inc.

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