1. kona0197's Avatar
    I bought a used 8530 for my Verizon service. When going through setup the phone only gives me the option of setting up email with a Blackberry email account. On my old Blackberry Pearl I was allowed to setup Gmail in the same page. What do I need to do to get Gmail setup and running?

    I was told that it may take a few hours for the data stuff to kick in from Verizon. Does that have anything to do with not being able to set up Gmail?

    I do have a Blackberry data plan.
    Last edited by kona0197; 05-31-10 at 04:41 PM.
    05-31-10 04:39 PM
  2. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    If you have a data plan, and the device is active you should be able to add it.

    If not, call Verizon, they may need to release the PIN so you can add your accounts. Have you tried registering the device again (from the handheld) and sending service books if possible?
    05-31-10 04:43 PM
  3. kona0197's Avatar
    How do I go about doing that? I am new to all this. Thanks for your time.
    05-31-10 04:44 PM
  4. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Options > Advanced Options > Host Routing Table > Make sure Verizon [240] is highlighted > Press Menu then Register now.

    Then give it a few minutes and see if you are able to add an account
    05-31-10 04:45 PM
  5. kona0197's Avatar
    Within the Host Routing Table there is no entries at all.
    05-31-10 04:48 PM
  6. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Ok, are you sure your device has been successfully activated?

    Dial *228 then press option 1. Let it go through the process, then try that process above again.
    05-31-10 04:50 PM
  7. kona0197's Avatar
    I dialed *228 then went through the activation stuff again. However the Host Table page is still blank.
    05-31-10 04:54 PM
  8. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    After you do the *228 do you get a text message showing successfully registered with the network?
    05-31-10 04:55 PM
  9. kona0197's Avatar
    Yes I did. I then selected OK. Perhaps the wireless data services are down or playing catch up?
    05-31-10 04:56 PM
  10. sickboy719's Avatar
    Did you go from one blackberry to another? When I did, I had to go to the BIS site and change devices before things worked right.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-31-10 05:34 PM