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Internet on BlackBerry Curve 8520

Started by: arvydas1990
On: 20/07/2012 | 18:39
Replies: 9

by: arvydas1990
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:39

Hi guys.I just bought a used BackBerry Curve 8520. I'm totally dumb when it comes to technology but  I thing its unlocked. The seller sayed it works with any network and I can send texts and get calls with giffgaff but nternet does not work. I sended text woth SETTINGS on 2020  and received such answer - "We are having trouble dealing with your request. Http:?? has info about setting up your phone with mobile internet and picture messaging.?
I looked it at giffgaff website it says - "Can I use a BlackBerry on giffgaff without buying the add-on? Yes, but you will only be able to use your BlackBerry for standard calls and texts and Internet, you will not be able to use any of the BIS services without the Add-on. " - so as I understand I should be able to use basic internet? I tried to set up my browser but it shows only o2,vodafone,orange,t-mobile networks,no giffgaff. Now its set up to o2 network. Since  theres no giff gaff option i cant chose it,but for texts or calls it shows giffgaff network.
So how in the world I can get internet on my phone?
Thanks for your help and sorry if my spelling is incorrect-english is not my birth language.

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by: kenya
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:39

Refer to this BB guide
Hope your issues get resolved, be sure to kudos helpful posts and to select an answer as a solution!

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by: wman2
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:39
To use the internet without the addon follow this guide Smiley Happy
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by: cugirl
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:39
Manual Settings:

GPRS-3G Settings

Connection Name: giffgaff - GPRS
APN - Access Point Name:
Proxy Server Address:
Proxy Port:8080
Login - Username: giffgaff
Password: password
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MNC: 10
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by: think_of_tomoro
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:42

Have a look at these:


How to Giffgaff a Blackberry -


Wasnt sure if you said you have the addon:


Internet without the BlackBerry Add-on
In order to get the internet working on a BlackBerry without the BlackBerry Add-on you will need to have the Opera Mini browser installed on your BlackBerry instead. Follow this simple guide on some instructions to getting on the internet with out the BlackBerry Add-on:

First of all set up your BlackBerry internet settings to the following:
Username: giffgaff
Password: password

Then, while connected to wifi, you need to download the Opera Mini internet browser from the BlackBerry App World

Now when you want to use the internet use the newly installed browser, Opera Mini, and it should work!



Click here for BlackBerry related links!

Click to reveal
How to Giffgaff a Blackberry -
Blackberry app world & Blackberry Browser -
BBM and BB Alternatives -
Facebook & Blackberry -
*Why can't I browse the Internet? -
Blackberry smartphone Apps list -
Blackberry messenger alternatives -
Advanced Blackberry usage -
Blackberry Config Tip -


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by: hamza_199714
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:42
How to Giffgaff a Blackberry

Blackberry Guide with BB Addon

Blackberry Guide Without AddOn
Get a free giffgaff Sim
Please kudo me if I helped Smiley Happy thank you
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by: juki
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:43
see the guide at which explains the giffgaff blackberry service.
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by: vish14
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:59

Reboot the device?

Please Kudos me if I helped!Smiley Happy
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