Wireless Helps with Staying Connected

I’ve mentioned getting a Sidekick II and you can get your own relay number. These two things make it easier to share my phone number and for people to reach me. The Sidekick comes with AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and Yahoo! Instant Messenger, so I can stay in touch with family when they’re by their PCs.
However, when they’re not around their PCs, they call me through my personal relay number. The relay number reaches me through AIM. Though the Sidekick has the relay service application, instant messenger works much better.
I have yet to receive a call through this method except for a few wrong numbers. At least, I can put my personal number on my business cards and when I fill out paperwork without having to include the relay number and a long explanation.
You don’t have to use the Sidekick II now that the relay service works with AIM. So whatever device that can use AIM will work. The Sidekick, BlackBerry, palmOne’s Treo 600 and 650 have an advantage since they come with a keyboard. A couple of phones now have a QWERTY keyboard, but not many.
Here’s an article on this topic.


  1. Too bad it did not mentioned PocketPC. (Windows based PDA) I just got it last week and I love it. It is far better than T-Mobile Sidekick device however it is still very good for general.
    I like to have alot more than just AIM & Email.

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