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Old 07-07-2009, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some imbecil twittered my PIN number, im kinda of a personality in my home country and basically its driving me mad, but i dont want to change my bold id rather give up a leg than my phone, i dont mind talking to the carrier or buying some app i just need some peace of mind, and be able to keep my phone all at the same time.

pretty please i really need help.

On the other hand if i change phones can i install the apps ive bought without paying again????

sorry for the mistakes english isnt my first language---

is just the way i want it, please help me
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not possible to change the PIN.
It's hardcoded to the device itself.

Only way to get a new PIN is to get a new BlackBerry.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah. Some people get caught up with the term PIN swapping.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As far as installing apps without having to pay for them again, it depends on the company that you bought it from. Some allow this, while others don't. You will need to check with the company's support.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with 'penguin3107'...the PIN cannot be changed. So unfortunately you'll have to contact Comcel for a replacement unit.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the PIN cannot be changed unless you're able to find a technician that works for RIM that can tap into to device (and not sure if that's even possible, just a random thought).
So why even mention it? I've certainly never heard of it. This is not the forum for random thoughts, but we do have one for that.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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can anybody at crackberry help maybe it is against to talk about it here?
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Which part of "you can't change the pin" isn't clear?
Not even on crackberry.
Not even with stuff you can't talk about.

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Old 07-07-2009, 05:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ok, seeing that you really want the PIN to change and I like you a lot. I'm gonna give you the name of a guy who can sort this out for you. Now, don't go blabbing about it, because I'll deny it and this guy will not be too pleased.

The name of the guy you need to talk to is Jim Balsillie. Just tell him I sent you and he'll change your PIN just like that (I'm snapping my fingers).

Oh if Jim's not there ask for Mike Lazaridis, he's just as good.

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Old 07-07-2009, 06:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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heh, funny thread.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ok so after I get the appointment with any of the RIM VPs and get my behind thrown out the door, ill guess ill just have to buy a new phone...

Any suggestions as which???, I had a Storm and i hated it, so another bold, what about the Tour???
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Tour is CDMA not GSM so may not work on your carrier.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Midnightdraven is correct, the Tour will not work with your carrier because of the technology difference (CDMA vs. GSM). So you should probably should just get another Bold or if Comcel has the new Curve 8900 you can consider that model; it's a nice one too. However, you'll be going down to a smaller device.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Tour is CDMA not GSM so may not work on your carrier.
just forgot that small detail... i guess ill get another bold either way its basically the greatest phone ive ever had.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Default Stay away from 8900...

...in my opinion it has some serious battery issues. I have them both and although I updated the op. system (numerous times) the 8900's battery life is way below that of the Bold's. Also for web browsing, I find the 8900 a lot slower.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:09 PM   #17 (permalink)
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And, at the same time, I much prefer the 8900 to the Bold.
Different strokes for different folks.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:59 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Just for the record, the PIN can be changed but for the most part, not by schmoes like you and me.

It is done with software and engineering screens that we are not allowed to talk about here. The procedure has been posted elsewhere along with screenshots (take them for what you will) on a known BB-oriented tech blog, and if you look hard enough, you will find it.

That said, another matter entirely would be what to change the PIN *TO*. You can't just go pulling numbers out of a hat, or pick high numbers, etc. The best bet would be to find or buy a non-functional BB and use it's PIN.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:53 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Yes, it can be changed. But I am pretty sure that the BlackBerry could no longer receive e-mail. But the PIN was changed.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:18 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Did I miss it discussed in this thread, but if he just wants his PIN messages blocked....

Options > Security > Firewall > block PIN messages.

And if the OP is a personality, he probably will be able to easily afford to purchase the applications again for a new device.
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