T-Mobile Informative - $900 for junk mail - roaming charges for Sidekick II in Europe
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- I turned on roaming through t-mobile in Europe for my daughter's Sidekick II, and was told that Internet use would be charged at $15 per megabyte (France Orange). At that price, she didn't browse the web or use it to send email.
The only time she told anyone the email address of the phone was when she registered a few months ago at a website that sends ads with pictures daily. The Sidekick II downloads all incoming mail, including images, locally storing them in case you decide to open them. My daughter never actually read the emails she received, but only deleted the messages as they arrived.
She stayed in Europe for another four weeks, racking up $900 for junk mail she never read. The charges are accurate and according to a manager at t-mobile's tech support I have absolutely no recourse.