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BlackBerry 8520 Curve Sim Free Unlocked Mobile Phone (Black)

Manufacturer: BLACKBERRY

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  orange payg

| | See all Gizmo91's reviews (1)

I'm tempted to buy a blackberry, and was wondering if anyone knew if you could just put your orange PAYG sim in or do you have to get a new one for all the features to work?

  Good Phone

| | See all dowling1's reviews (2)

This is a great phone that completes all the tasks that it is needed for. My only disappointment with the phone, is the battery life. Your looking at 24hrs battery life before you need to charge it. However i still love this phone and would recommend it to anyone.

  Love it

| | See all xSuperSamx's reviews (1)

I bought this phone from play.com last week and i absolutely love it!! would highly recommend it to any blackberry virgins as this is my first too


| | See all Gallagher1991's reviews (1)

very good phone although cant give it 5 star because the more apps, themes, games e.t.c. it gets slower and sometimes becomes inoperable even with the latest operating system. also blackberry messenger requires you to be on contract because most networks dnt have a blackberry messenger service on pay as you go but if u are on orange dolphin package it will work fine. other networks require u to be on contract so if u dnt wanna be on one then dnt get a blackberry if all u want it for is blackberry messenger. other than that a very good phone :)

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  bb messenger does not work on pay as you go!!!!

| | See all blundell1985's reviews (1)

not impressed!!!! brought the phone and the blackberry messenger does not work and wont work because you have to have a contract for it to work would of been nice if things like this were clearer because now spent 200 pound on a blackberry and one of the main features will not work!!!!

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  Its ok...

| | See all GOSFORTHrfc's reviews (13)

so i had the choice between an 8520, Bold 9700 and an iPhone, already having an ipod touch i decided to opt for a blackberry. everybody at school has this phone so i tried it out. for me, its sluggish, tempermental, and the internet speed is shocking. the internet however is down to the lack of 3G, so in answer to a previous question, no you cant use a 3 sim card in it. but for me the two biggest problems i had with the 8520 are the screen and the build quality. the screen for starters is shocking in my opinion, icons are fuzzy and text just isnt smothed properly. but the biggest has to be the screen quality. my friend lent me hers to send a text and all i can say is the keys are plasticy, the rubber on the back is tacky and the back case is so easy to pull off. all of these factors led me to getting the bold 9700, which improves all of these downfalls (and i actually mean it) however i do thing this phone deserves ** because to put it simply, it is a blackberry, it does exactly what is says on the tin, email internet music photos videos and it does them all to a reasonable level, especially the former.

so my question i pose to you, is are you desparate for a blackberry?
can you only afford an 8520?
do you have a bb data plan (VERY IMPORTANT)?
is music/entertainment more important than email/internet?

if you answer yes, then go ahead and get this phone, however i found it wasnt right for me (:


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