O2 are offering me the Blackberry Storm 9520... advice needed please


Standard Member
Without going into the whole story, my Samsung Galaxy S died on me last night.

I've just phoned up O2 and they can't replace it as apparently they have no surpless stock due to the phone being so new.

I can wait it out until they get some in stock (they have no idea how long that's going to be), or I can take a Blackberry Storm 9520.

Does that sound like a fair swap to you?

Having done a bit of research, it seems as though the Storm 9520 has been riddled with bugs and has now been discontinued.

Is that fair, or am I missing something here ....


Standard Member
I'm no expert on either phone but it seems to me that O2 are trying to offer you a phone that suits them (i.e. it's cheaper and they have plenty of stock) rather than what suits you. I certainly don't think they're offering you comparable phones.

If it was me and I couldn't wait for a replacement Samsung, I'd be holding out for a BB 9800, HTC Desire or BB 9700.


Distinguished Member
Not a fair swap at all. Tell them to shove their Storm in their Storm hole :)

There are many other devices that would be a fairer swap.

Jay Z

Active Member
Yes the screen can be problematic on the Storm mate. What about contacts though? Will they transfer the contacts to a simcard seeing the phone messed up?

As you had a android phone, do you want another android handset or want to try something else?

I was going to say, why not ask them to give you a BB Bold 9780? or if you like touchscreen, the new Torch 9800? I am presuming that you are on a high contract so they can't take liberties and give you a rubbish phone!!

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