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Old 11-07-2009, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I may come across as a complete idiot, but I just am not enlightened! I have recently got the Blackberry Curve 8520, and am wanting to use this phone to its full potential. I would be grateful for any help you guys can give.

Problems so far:

Bluetooth - I can send images to other phones but am yet to be able to recieve anything from other phones.

BBM - I can't add ANY contacts, do i need to get blackberry services thingy?

Internet Browser - It is just saying I need to conect to a wifi network? How do I set it up to just connect?

What else can I do with this phone, any comments or anything would be really appreciated!
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get a BB data plan from your carrier. You need that for email, BBM and use of the BB Browser.

Read your user guide that came with the device.

Check out the 8500 section of the Forum.

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Bluetooth, to receive you need to go to media icon, click, menu button (left of trackball) scroll to receive using bluetooth and click as soon as the other person clicks send.
It sounds stupid, but its how it works.

yes you need blackberry services to use BBM.

Because you don't have blackberry services, the browser is set to HOTSPOT for use with wi-fi.

Go to manage connections, click, scroll to Setup wi-fi network, click and follow the prompts.
You obv. need a wi-fi router in your house.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If, as you said, you really want to use your new BlackBerry to it's fullest potential, you simply must get a BlackBerry Data Plan. All good things flow from that first step.
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