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Old 01-18-2008, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all glad to be a member. I have a silly question which i will probably be embarrassed about once i know the answer but here goes.

What is the PIN and what does it do and why would i want to publish it?

I know where to find it.

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The PIN number is a unique identifier for each Blackberry device. If you know another Blackberry user's PIN number, you can send a PIN message to them (direct BB to BB - not thru email). This can be good if your email service is down, and I also use it for troubleshooting provisioning for my users.

Blackberry Messenger messages are also sent/received using the PIN.

Many people do publish it (have it in their signature here) so they can PIN with other BB users.
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PIN is a sequence of numbers and letters used to distinguish (along with IMEI or ESN) your device apart from all of the others.

It is also used for BlackBerry Messenger to send messages to other BlackBerry users.

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