| | Re: Wi Fi set up for 8520
I have seen that Orange and some other carriers can take 24 hours or more before the account is activated. You should receive an activation message on your device. then you can set up email and access other RIM related services.
Since you seem to be replacing an old device, make sure that you long onto your BIS site and enter the new IMEI and PIN so email is routed to the new device. Then resend the service books and do a battery pull on the BB.
Some carriers do not allow WiFi access until you have the BB data plan. Not sure if yours is one of those or not. If your service is activated and you do not have WiFi, then there you need to start checking things out.
For text messages, you need to talk to the carrier and make sure that is activated since it is a phone issue, not a data issue.