1. seanelgie's Avatar
    I recently switched from Rogers to Bell. After having the Torch for a week I hated it, successfully unlocked my old 8520, however now i can only get the SOS in the top right hand corner.

    I tried the pieces of paper on the back of the SIM card to make it a more snug fit, but thats not working either.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance.
    01-06-11 11:22 PM
  2. Blade_27's Avatar
    I had the same issue with my 8220. The problem was that the card was beat up so bad from being pulled in & out so much I had pretty much worn though the contacts. I'd frequently have to power off readjust the card then power back up, usually solved the problem for me.
    01-06-11 11:26 PM
  3. matthewm46's Avatar
    Sorry to tell you this, but the 8520 is an EDGE (2G)-only phone. Bell doesn't have an EDGE (2G) network, only an HSPA (3G) network, so you'd need a Curve 3G (9300), Pearl 3G (9100), Bold 9000, 9700 or 9780 or a Torch.

    Either those or a phone on their older CDMA network. You'll notice they offer the 8530, which is the 8520's CDMA sibling.
    Last edited by matthewm46; 01-09-11 at 03:11 PM.
    01-07-11 12:26 AM
  4. thymaster's Avatar
    Matthew is right, the 8520 is not compatible with Bell's HSPA+ (3G) network. I don't think Bell have any future plan to go backward to GSM.
    01-07-11 12:54 AM
  5. aznlgcy's Avatar
    Only Blackberry series 9000 and up will work on Bell
    01-07-11 01:00 AM
  6. freethisberrydotcom's Avatar
    They're all right, 8520 is not 3G+ compatible.... 9000, 9300, 9700, 9800, 9780 will do just fine.
    01-07-11 05:16 PM
  7. Mink_Da_Godd's Avatar
    Mines is doing the same but my sim card is tmobile I'm in ny us... Pls help
    12-14-12 12:21 AM