Network: Blackberry Curve 8520

Learn how to connect to data networks (2G, 4G) and data roaming on the Blackberry Curve 8520.

 

 

 

 

APN & data settings

 

To set the Access Point Name (APN) and turn on data settings, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select Settings.
  3. Scroll to and select Options.
  4. Scroll to and select Mobile Network.
  5. Scroll to Data Services and select one of the following options:
    • On
    • Off
    • Off When Roaming

 

 

Manual network selection

 

To manually select the wireless network the device connects to, follow these steps:

 

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  2. On the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  3. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  4. Scroll to the Options icon and press the touchpad.
  5. Scroll to Mobile Network and press the touchpad.
  6. Scroll to the Network Selection Mode field and press the touchpad.
  7. Scroll to Manual and press the touchpad.
  8. Scroll to and select the desired network.
  9. Select Select Network.

The device detects and registers on wireless networks inside T-Mobile’s calling area, but roaming networks are usually restricted to T-Mobile SIM cards. You can manually select a network only in areas where T-Mobile does not own GSM spectrum.

 

 

Switch 2G / 4G

 

To change the band between 2G and 4G, follow these steps:

 

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Turn on / off Airplane mode

 

Airplane mode turns off wireless connections. This allows you to use apps and menus, but not make calls or use the internet.

 

To turn on or turn off airplane mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Manage Connections icon.
  3. Scroll to Mobile Network.
  4. Select or clear the check box to turn airplane mode on or off.

 

 

Turn on / off data roaming

 

To turn on or turn off data roaming, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select Settings.
  3. Scroll to and select Options.
  4. Scroll to and select Mobile Network.
  5. Scroll to Data Services and select one of the following options:
    • On
    • Off
    • Off When Roaming

 

 

Turn on / off mobile data

 

To turn on or turn off mobile data, follow these steps:

 

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