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Old 07-27-2007, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone....just wanted to say love the forum, I've read lots of great helpful posts so thanks to all!!!!

Now I'm a NOOB for the BB, and was curious what the purpose of posting your PIN, and is it safe?

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Old 07-27-2007, 08:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry8300/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Posting your PIN would allow other members to contact you via PIN message (text messaging for blackberry devices) or via Blackberry Messenger (IM for blackberry devices)

It's safe.
the worst that can happen is that you might get random strangers sending you messages from time to time.
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep, no big deal, if my experience is any indication. The PIN is unique to blackberries and thus a community thing we share. Post yours if you want, or not.
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The bottom line is that if you do not want people contacting you on your BB that you do not really know then do not post it.... Only about 10 people have mine and I wait to give it out...

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Old 07-27-2007, 08:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's safe.
the worst that can happen is that you might get random strangers sending you messages from time to time.
that is the part that creeped me out so I took mine down.
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I have LunkHead's PIN if anyone wants it. $30 per request. ;)
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry8300/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

I have LunkHead's PIN if anyone wants it. $30 per request. ;)
LOL....

I don't really think my PIN is worth .30 cents to anyone, but if you can get $30 for it my friend, then you da MAN!!!!

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Old 07-27-2007, 09:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey krystal welcome to the forum the pin is used on the blackberry in blackberry messanger its a quick way to contact other blackberry users with out giving out your cell phone. If you wanted to communcate with them also its just like an I'm program but only for blackberrys. Its safe I would say.
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Old 07-28-2007, 01:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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do we get charged for that?
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Old 07-28-2007, 01:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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do we get charged for that?
No....BB messenger and other features like that are free only if you have the data plan. Yes, the data plan will cost you extra depending on your carrier.
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ah ok. then i will get charged, i dont have the data plan yet.
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if you dont have the data plan you wont be able to use it, and i dont even think you can use it with the BB enabler...

so you would need the bb data plan for all of the features of the BB, email, bb messenger, internet, ect ect
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yeah i know.
do you know how much is the data plan?
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Old 07-28-2007, 01:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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not a clue :P from canada, on fido, maybe try the cingular website
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i dont see a bb plan, there is a smartphone plan 5mb, 1 mb media net....
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look at the blackberry personal, its in the middle of the BB chart

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Old 07-28-2007, 09:11 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I have mine posted in my profile and I think 3 maybe 4 people have used it. Doesn't bother me at all to have it in there to be honest with you.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:24 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Great....thanks for the responses.

As for the data plan, I think mine was an extra $20 for unlimited each month with Cingular/AT&T.
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T-Mobile is 20 for unlimited I think AT&T is a bit more for unlimited.
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i took my PIN off the site a while ago but had someone request to add me on messenger the other day?? is there any way people can get your PIN without giving it out?
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