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Starthorn
04-23-2008, 08:15 AM
Someone asked me for my PIN number. Should I give it to him? Can anything bad happen if someone finds it out?

Sith_Apprentice
04-23-2008, 08:16 AM
the PIN is used for messaging from BlackBerry to BlackBerry. I have dozens of people that have my PIN, and nothing ill has happened. There is even a thread for sharing your PIN number here in this very forum. I think the worst that would happen would be that you get unsolicited messages.

hdawg
04-23-2008, 08:18 AM
Someone asked me for my PIN number. Should I give it to him? Can anything bad happen if someone finds it out?

... I guess its like giving someone your phone number or email address. Different people care different levels about privacy. You'll notice my PIN and Sith's PIN ...

JSanders
04-23-2008, 08:21 AM
Yea, give him Sith's PIN! lol

Welcome to the BBForums!

Sith_Apprentice
04-23-2008, 08:22 AM
Yea, give him Sith's PIN! lol

Welcome to the BBForums!

hmm 1 day BAN for every message I get! lol i jest of course.

Though this could be why i have 150kb worth of BBM contacts...

hdawg
04-23-2008, 08:41 AM
hmm 1 day BAN for every message I get! lol i jest of course.

Though this could be why i have 150kb worth of BBM contacts...

mnmnmnm ban for a day. It'd be a like a vacation (y)

Sith_Apprentice
04-23-2008, 08:50 AM
lol then i will ban myself for a day if that is the case!

akosnitzky
04-23-2008, 08:52 AM
Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830)

You do not get a lot of SPAM with the PIN?

akosnitzky
04-23-2008, 08:57 AM
Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830)

the PIN is used for messaging from BlackBerry to BlackBerry. I have dozens of people that have my PIN, and nothing ill has happened. There is even a thread for sharing your PIN number here in this very forum. I think the worst that would happen would be that you get unsolicited messages.

No way to block the unsolicited messages as you can with e-mail?

Sith_Apprentice
04-23-2008, 09:19 AM
not with PIN. you can block all PIN messages though. the PIN message is essentially the same as a text message but goes through data and from BB to BB.

ezrunner
04-23-2008, 09:21 AM
Wirelessly posted (life goes on! yes it is tough)

Delete them from your addy

Sith_Apprentice
04-23-2008, 09:24 AM
you will still get a PIN message though.

akosnitzky
04-23-2008, 06:34 PM
Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830)

Based on what was stated, I would think the PIN was as sacred as your bb e-mail address.

Sith_Apprentice
04-23-2008, 06:36 PM
naa, you can only reach it from a BB so it really is a limited number of people that can send to your PIN. and the PIN can chance any time when you change devices.

TroyDBrown
04-23-2008, 06:47 PM
I hate to say this and start a 4.5 question thread out of this, so please do not talk about 4.5 here.

But in 4.5 (Unrealeased and we don't know a release date) you can choose to allow only PIN messages from contacts under the Firewall setting.

I think this is a nice new feature.

Sith_Apprentice
04-23-2008, 06:53 PM
Blocks all others though, problem is if someone changes PIN numbers, how do you know if they are pinning you.

Phranc
04-23-2008, 08:40 PM
When he calls you and wants to know why the heck you won't answer his messages.

FlashAM
04-24-2008, 08:50 AM
From my experience, If I deleted John Doe from my Blackberry, all the messages and my PIN is deleted from John Doe's Blackberry as well. In that respect, I think the PIN is more secure than an email address. You'll have to accept a re-add in order to allow them to message you again. Am I incorrect?

ricpac
04-24-2008, 09:14 AM
Sith, is that really your PIN?

Nextel User
04-24-2008, 09:30 AM
From my experience, If I deleted John Doe from my Blackberry, all the messages and my PIN is deleted from John Doe's Blackberry as well. In that respect, I think the PIN is more secure than an email address. You'll have to accept a re-add in order to allow them to message you again. Am I incorrect?

are you incorrect? you have had experience!!!! what hapenned?


YOU ARE SADLY MISTAKEN.......

FlashAM
04-24-2008, 09:42 AM
Wirelessly posted

Ok. Which parts am I mistaken about? I do know that all the conversations were removed from my blackberry when someone deleted me. This also removed the contact from my list as well.

Dawg
04-24-2008, 09:43 AM
From my experience, If I deleted John Doe from my Blackberry, all the messages and my PIN is deleted from John Doe's Blackberry as well. In that respect, I think the PIN is more secure than an email address. You'll have to accept a re-add in order to allow them to message you again. Am I incorrect?

No you are not correct they still have your info and they may not be able to use bb messenger but they can certainly PIN you

FlashAM
04-24-2008, 10:14 AM
Wirelessly posted

Ok, then I'm apparently confused about how the PIN numbers work. I thought the PIN was only for Blackberry Messenger. What else can you do with it?

I've only had my BB a little over a month so I am still a n00b.

ricpac
04-24-2008, 10:47 AM
You can also send a PIN message much like you send an email--except that the TO: field contains the PIN.

FlashAM
04-24-2008, 10:59 AM
Wirelessly posted

Ahhh. That's what I was missing! Sorry about that. :( I guess I still have a lot to learn!

ricpac
04-24-2008, 11:12 AM
I guess I still have a lot to learn!

ME TOO!

Whoooooo-Kid
04-24-2008, 11:19 AM
the PIN is used for messaging from BlackBerry to BlackBerry. I have dozens of people that have my PIN, and nothing ill has happened. There is even a thread for sharing your PIN number here in this very forum. I think the worst that would happen would be that you get unsolicited messages.

agreed

Dawg
04-24-2008, 12:16 PM
Wirelessly posted

Ahhh. That's what I was missing! Sorry about that. :( I guess I still have a lot to learn!

no worrys:smile: