hi liz I dont own a 8500 Ihave a 8310 and I got my o2 settings working perfectly first can you tell me is it payandgo or contract secondly have you registered for the ability to send MMS messages if not text PICON to
thirdly follow these instructions to set up pic messaging on your phone manually I am presuming by the way that as they are both Qteks the menus will be the same
please also not that if it is payandgo you can not access the internet thats an o2 limitation I am affraid. lastly if it is a contact you have let me know as certian things will need to be changed such as access points and passwords hope this helps
goto start settings connections
hit GPRS menu and select add.
Gprs connection = O2 prepay
Connects to= the internet
Access point = payandgo.o2.co.uk
User name = payandgo
Password = password
Primary DNS =0.0.0.0
Secondary DNS = 0.0.0.0
Ip address =
hit done then hit Proxy menu
proxy connections = O2 Wap GPRS
Connects from = the internet
Connects to = wap network
Proxy (name: port) = 188.8.131.52:9201
Type = wap
User name = o2wap
Password = password.
next in the conections screen that lists
dial up etc etc
hit menu select advanced
internet connection = O2 Wap GPRS
rest = automatic
next open MMS messages and select options.
select account options sellect mms
tick all boxes except reject all messages.
number of attempts 3
photo set to original resolution
next hit menu. mmsc settings
and edit the existing setting to.
Name = O2 MMS
MMSC URL = http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002
WAP Gateway = 184.108.40.206
Port = 9201
connect via = WAP network
max sending = 250 or 300 k which ever is the larger.
wap version = 1.2
hit back nit done till your out.