Had the Storm 2 since december and i am on phone no 3.... First one the screen calapsed on the one side, second on kept searching between edge and 3g and dropped calls.... So far in my experience it is a piece of junk... Now been waiting over 3 weeks for MTN to get stock from Overseas... Phone and service provider are both pathetic in my opinion.
this phone looks awesome but people say it has many problems. in my opinion its still sad that no phone has been able to kill the iphone hopefully a blackberry phone will be the first!!!
Nigel, 08 Mar 2010Yes, the GPS and the Maps can be used in South AfricaNigel,
If you're on Vodacom you can take yr phone back to them and they'll sort out all the problems. Vodacom in SA has sent all their stock of Storm 2s back to BB/RIM for an update or upgrade. Apparently its more than just a firmware upgrade, but that's all the Vodacom salesperson could tell me. They'll be receiving their stock back in mid-March and hopefully that'll sort out all the problems such as freezing, dropped calls etc ...
A good friend of mine has a 9700, had it a week and has had it in the repair shop for 3 weeks now. :-(
And I'm still going for the Storm 2. Can't wait to get my hands on it in the next 5 weeks or so.
Neville, 07 Feb 2010Can someone tell the difference between storm2 9550 & 9520 being released at the same time... moreThe Storm 2 9520 if for GSM networks while the 9559 is for CDMA networks, otherwise same phone.
nery, 17 Feb 2010i love this phone and ill buy it when ill get the money !!!!!!!!!!!!1You can buy my one.
sheri, 02 Mar 2010cant decide btween the bold 9700 & the storm 2. Which is better?9700 is better.
My wife got the 9700 and I wanted to upstage her and I got the Storm 2 (9520). Big mistake I should have gone for the 9700. Many problems, touch screen freezes while trying to make a call, during and after calls. The phone battery has been pulled so many times that the rear cover is going to fall off on its own one of these days.
this is the 1st time i went to a Black Berry and its the worst experience ever
sheri, 02 Mar 2010cant decide btween the bold 9700 & the storm 2. Which is better?hi ,
with no ulterior motive u can go for bold 9700 then u're not gonna regret it . Best buying !!
Prabal, 04 Mar 2010Hi, is there any 1 who can tell me about 9520 storm? Since 3 yrs i'm just using touch screen p... moreI wouldn't recommend u to use that phone or else it'll be quite a waste of money so keep sticking with bold 9700 . That's just a piece of advice dude .
The sure press is no good I have handed two blackberry storms 2 into my local shop because it blocks and you can not use the phone, you have got to take the batery out so it starts again and thsi takes quite a while.
Also the phone as someone said looses covarage and the same, you have got to turn the mobile off. IT SAIS CALLED FAILED!
I wouldnt recomend this phone, its a lot of trouble!
Kovilen, 04 Mar 2010I am on the MTN network, also had the same problem.
I had the phone for 3 days and when i mak... moreThis is to anyone in South Africa.
Has anyone made use of the GPS on this phone? I previously had a Samsung with the Garmin GPS, which was seriously brilliant. I know the 9520 comes with GPS, but can it be used in SA? Is it any good?
Thanks in advance.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2010I've had the storm 2 for about a week and a half now. I'm in sunny SOUTH AFRICA. I would luv 2... moreI am on the MTN network, also had the same problem.
I had the phone for 3 days and when i make/receive calls, after 20sec it tells me call failed. I returned it and got a new one. So far so good. Im sure it is a firmware issue
Hi, is there any 1 who can tell me about 9520 storm? Since 3 yrs i'm just using touch screen phones and bold 9700 is good phone but with the small screen and keypad so, please give me a advice for storm, is the touch good and how is the working of phone as compare to 9700
sheri, 02 Mar 2010cant decide btween the bold 9700 & the storm 2. Which is better?I bought the 9520 a week back & i am simply loving it.. The Suretype keyboard is a boon & the lasrge screen is simply amazing.. I would advise you to go for teh 9520
I've had the storm 2 for about a week and a half now. I'm in sunny SOUTH AFRICA. I would luv 2 know if anyone else in SA is having a problem with their storm 2 losing network connection about 25 seconds into their calls. Great phone though.