Originally Posted by qubepod
Hi, I have just bought the BB8700g, I don't understand what the PIN is and why it is important? Also how can i access my po3 mail on it..the user manual was next to useless!
Your BB's Pin is very important as it helps distinguish itself from other bb's and is used for integrating your pop 3 email addresses with the Blackberry Internet Service account.
Per your carrier's manual, you can go to the Blackberry Internet Service site (or Web Client), set up an account using your PIN and IMEI codes to the account and then log into the account and begin adding your pop 3 emails to it so that the BIS will help push all those emails you get from your pop 3's to your bb.
Think of this as telling the BIS account your Blackberry's "home address". The PIN and IMEI codes on your Blackberry are it's "home address". The BIS account is your post office sending you mail to your "home address" everyday and without it, your "post office" won't know where to send your emails to.
You can also send PIN messages to other Blackberry users by obtaining them from your friends/family/colleagues who also have Blackberries and by going to MESSAGES -> clicking the trackwheel and choosing "COMPOSE PIN" -> typing in their PIN # and the message you want to send them -> and selecting "SEND". Think of this as sending an email only it's a PIN message you are sending to them instead.
Hope this helps