Hey i am new to this...
I got a bb 8520 recently on vodafone network.... fully confident that i would simply be able to get it unlocked to use my "3" contract sim.
Ok to cut a long story short.... took a while for any signal to appear, but after a couple of hours i got signal and was able to send SMS and make/receive calls.
BUT i am having a tough time connecting to the net! it either comes up with a page saying, i am out of my service area (something along those lines) and if i can connect ITS SO SO SO SLOW! and the bar at the bottom of the screen says loading 0 data.
I cant get on to planet 3 either so i cant download my blackberry app thing.
I phoned my network provider...3 and they went thru my settings etc etc, although said to me as it is not a 3 handset they can not diagnose any errors....
i have turned my phone off numerous times as well as pulling the battery.
hope some one can shed some light on this..thanks