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Old 01-05-2010, 09:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, i have a 8120 which has been passed down to me, it was operating on orange, i will be on t-mobile. i`ve had it unlocked, but now i just don`t know where to start, i`ve downloaded desktop software 4.2 pack 1 from 1 of the links on this site, I want to connect to the net, send and recieve mail, wifi and have the pleasure of various apps, my pc e-mail is on outlook express,

i have wiped it as laid out in your faq`s,.. with my t-mobile sim in, its still showing the orange start up.. will this change when connected with server.
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i am completely lost as how to get up and running, can anyone give me step by step guides,

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You can't change the Orange startup - that's burned in to the device.

Have you called T-Mobile and had a BlackBerry Data Plan (or whatever they call it) added to your account?
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hi nj, i was given the phone 2 months ago, went to phone shop and had it unlocked.... they said good luck if its your 1st BB it might well be your last..........

being new to BB its like learning a different language.... without ref books.
not spoke to t-mobile yet, as do not have internet on my old phone, i wanted to see if this one would work out first, did`nt want to pay for the net if i`m not going to be able to use it......thanks for the reply.
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Wirelessly posted (The Dacia Sandero of data plan)

You may be able to browse the web using wifi and the BB browser. Make sure you change the browser type to wifi under Options>Advanced>Browser.

But in order to send and receive email from the device you will need a BlackBerry data plan (aka BIS). Additionally, depending on the apps you want, some will only work on BIS as opposed to a regular generic data plan your carrier may offer.
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hi BM, thanks, have`nt got that far yet, i`m being told by people that "think"they know that i have to start by linking to pc then downloading a whole bunch of stuff
like i said i have`nt got a clue, switched it on thats about it.
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paul, as NJ said, the splash screen is something you can't change, but it's just a a splash screen. And you should talk to t-mobile about a blackberry data plan if you want to use the full features of the device. Without a blackberry specific data plan, you will not be able to use the blackberry/RIM data applications.

If you haven't already, see

What do I need a Data Plan for? - BlackBerryFAQ

Methods of Receiving Email on BlackBerry - BlackBerryFAQ

How to use BlackBerry on Generic Data Plan - BlackBerryFAQ

After you get your bearings, you'll be ready for other questions. But see those links and then browse the general device FAQ section at blackberryfaq.com first. There's a glossary near the bottom of the page if you don't understand something. Also, don't forget to use the help application on the blackberry.
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thanks...still playing !!, looked thru pages and pages on this amazing site, seems i`m not the only one not to get to grips with their first BB,
Keep the knowledge coming guys......... i may one day understand the beast, i hope
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You need the Blackberry Email Booster, and web n' walk (now I think just called Internet Booster/free internet on contract plans)
To get full use of internet, email and apps that use data.
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