Originally Posted by egruber
What's the advantage of using a PIN message vs e-mail or regular texting?
Advantages are subjective... but here's my 2 cents.
PIN messages are scrambled over the wireless network for security. (Can be encrypted if on BES)
PIN messages support delivery confirmation.
PIN messages use only the carrier's network and RIM's infrastructure so they will continue to function if your mail server and/or BES is unavailable.
PIN messages are typically delivered within seconds.
PIN messages use data, so there's no per-message charge as there might be for SMS.