1. venom322's Avatar
    Hello Blackberry Gods,

    I am having trouble getting internet to work on my new UNLOCKED 9530. I just recently upgraded from a Curve 8300. I popped in my SIM to the 9530, set it up and everything seems fine, i connect to network, I get "edge". I did a work-around to get blackberry browser on, problem comes when trying to use anything internet based. It seems to work on and off. For example, I will open BB browser and try to load google.com, it will sit on REQUESTING for about a minute or two and then it will begin to transmit data (data arrows on top corner), it will do this for about 5 seconds and then stop for another minute or two, so pages like google will take up to ten minutes to load. This happens with any program (Nimbuzz, Opera Mini, Shangmail, etc). I did not have this problem with the Curve, I can just pop it in, and internet works like a charm. I even matched the settings from the Curve to the Storm and no luck. Is there anything you think I'm missing, some special setting that applies to storm and not curve?

    Here is some phone info:
    Blackberry Storm 9530 (unlocked)
    OS: v4.7.0.148 (Platform 4.0.0.181)
    I tried upgrading to 5.0 but the apploader does not detect the new OS, just shows me 3rd party apps. I followed step by step instructions on another thread here.

    P.S. I am in Costa Rica, I dont have BIS or BES (too expensive here), I just have regular unlimited internet with the phone company here.
    05-06-10 04:21 PM
  2. grahamf's Avatar
    The HSPA chip in the 9530 only works on the 2100MHz spectrum, which is Europe standard.
    05-06-10 04:44 PM
  3. venom322's Avatar
    Im sorry, but what does that mean exactly? That internet wont work to its full potential? Im downloading Gmail to it right now, its a 438.6KB file. Its been 20 minutes and it's at 75% downloaded.
    05-06-10 05:02 PM
  4. venom322's Avatar
    Bump......
    06-05-10 07:35 PM
  5. anon4705193's Avatar
    The fastest speed you will ever be able to get is "EDGE" in capitals, "edge" is a slower speed. If your country's standard is not 2100MHz, sadly you will never get faster then the speed you are currently getting for data.
    06-07-10 11:37 AM
  6. venom322's Avatar
    I understand that. My issue isnt with the speed per say. It is that data transfer all of a sudden stops for minutes at a time before it resumes for about 30 seconds. This cycle continues forever. So instead of downloading at a steady slow speed. It stops downloading completely for two minutes before starting up again. I did not have this problem with the Curve 8300 with the same SIM card.
    06-07-10 08:41 PM
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