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Old 05-01-2007, 03:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If I understand it right every Pearl (or BB for that matter?) has a PIN. Is this basically the serial number? And what's its use - I see some people put theirs in their signature.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's basically like the plate number of your blackberry.. each BB has one. It can be use to contact another blackberry thru PIN to PIN messaging or via BB Messenger.
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It's basically like the plate number of your blackberry.. each BB has one. It can be use to contact another blackberry thru PIN to PIN messaging or via BB Messenger.
Ah, ok. So does the messaging work accross countries / networks too? If so there must be a DNS equivalent that translates the PIN into a phone number to connect to, right?
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yes, it works world wide. As long as you and your buddy has a data plan.
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yes, it works world wide. As long as you and your buddy has a data plan.
Got it... thanks for the quick reply.
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Does this messaging through pins count as messages on your account?
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Does this messaging through pins count as messages on your account?
No. PIN messages are part of your Blackberry Data Plan.
They are not counted as SMS messages.
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