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Old 07-20-2006, 08:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by atuarre
What is the advantage of using PIN over SMS and during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Rita when networks were flood with traffic, I know that SMS and PIN messages still got through, but is there an advantage of using PIN over SMS. Are they not the same, with the exception that the PIN message does not cost you .10 cents.

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but PIN messages go through RIM servers and SMS messages go through your carrier's servers. That said, if your carrier is experiencing high traffic which is causing service issues, PIN messages likely won't be affected because the traffic on the RIM servers will be much less.