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Old 11-17-2007, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Could someone give a very brief explanation of the difference. do you have to use the BB address of the person with BB Messenger, or can it be their Yahoo, for example.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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BBMessenger uses PIN messaging so it only works with other BB users. If their email address is affiliated with their BB then it will work, otherwise it won't. I usually only add contacts via PIN into BBMessenger as adding by email address usually causes issues.
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BBMessenger uses PIN messaging so it only works with other BB users. If their email address is affiliated with their BB then it will work, otherwise it won't. I usually only add contacts via PIN into BBMessenger as adding by email address usually causes issues.
thanks John. Man, you are all over. and when would you use each. I mean, in what situations do they differ?
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I use both. I use BBMessenger when I want to chat with another BB user. I use a regular pin message when I just want to send just one message to another BB user.
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I very rarely use PIN or BB Messenger since most people I know have phones other than BlackBerries. What issues are caused by using the email address that is associated with someone's BB rather than the PIN? I just use direct PIN messages since I recall having messages disappear from BB Messenger once...I didn't like that.
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