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Old 01-05-2008, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering;

I've used BlackBerry messenger forever, I've always thought that BBM WAS "Pin-to-pin messaging". However I recently noticed that in the messages folder, when you press menu, you have the option to "Compose PIN".

The message appears in the message folder in red text.

My question is, is there a difference between a PIN message and a BlackBerry Messenger message?

Also, I'm ALWAYS getting mixed answers: IS BLACKBERRY MESSENGER 100% FREE? Yes, I have a data plan and so do the people I BBM. So, is it free?

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it is just a GUI application that allows you to PIN to PIN message. BBM is Pinning in a different application and yes, it is free with data plan (blackberry data plan)
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Bb messenger uses your pin but it puts it in a instant messenger format. Regular pin messaging puts it more in a email format. Y! Messenger downloaded from the rim website is free to use since you have the data plan. If you are using the oz messenger application for yahoo that uses text messages.
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