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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-15-2013
My Device: Curve 8520
My Carrier: Vodafone

Trying to get started

Hi, is there anyone out there that can explain the very basics of the Blackberry Curve, I bought mine through Vodafone (online) last week. It arrived without an instruction book or software. All I've managed to do is figure out my BBM number. Don't know how to connect to the internet (phone says not connected) ATM am seriously tempted to go back to my old Nokia.


Tried reading the online manual but this isn't making sense to me.Smiley Mad

Elite II
Posts: 7,974
Registered: ‎06-01-2012
My Device: Curve
My Carrier: BSNL

Re: Trying to get started

Hi alicat27



Please check this article of Knowledge base first :

KB12559 : How to Install and Set Up BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry Smartphone.


In addition to this we need BlackBerry Data plan on our account to use BBM on our device which you can activate upon  calling your Carrier . Check this user guide : BlackBerry Curve  . Do let us know if you have any problem. 


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