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Old 07-29-2008, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, sorry for posting twice, but I thought I'd get an answer here since the other section I posted in didn't seem to have many visitors, lol...

So I have been asking a few forums, but I think this would be the best place to get my question answered. So. To the Blackberry gurus out there, here is my question.

I recently signed on a 3G data plan for my iPhone, and hoping to purchase the new Bold when it comes out. My question is that would I still be able to use PIN messaging?

I'm confused because it seems like one would need a blackberry specific plan to use it? Or is it something that anyone with a Blackberry and data plan could use?

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You will need a BlackBerry Data Plan to use PIN messaging.

Oh, and welcome to the BBForums....

next time posting threads, you might give it more than three minutes between double posting, or don't do it.
3G and PIN?

No problem though, you get a pass today and go enjoy.

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Sorry about that! Wont' do it again

JSanders, sorry for the repetitive questions I'm sure you get. But I read through the FAQ already, and I'm under the assumption that connecting to the Blackberry servers is an entirely different connection?

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Yes, anything in that FAQ that says it requires a BlackBerry Specific data plan (ie. BBM, PIN) will not work with the iPhone plan. Only the things listed under generic data plan.
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But doesn't EDGE basically equal a slower 3G?

Sorry for the newbie-ness, but does this mean only EDGE can conenct to the Blackberry servers?
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EDGE is simply the data network. It is a much slower one than 3G, but until the Bold is released there is no 3G BlackBerry.

Regardless of the actually network you connect to (EDGE, 3G) your data plan has to be BlackBerry specific in order for you to connect to the RIM servers.
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NickfromIL, thanks for your help!
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I.e. you need access to the Blackberry APN and that is only granted via BB data plans. It's what separates BB data plans from the other data plans (whether you're on 3G, EDGE, GPRS, EVDO or whatever).

This is why there's an important difference between gprs and GPRS or edge and EDGE (as examples) next to your signal strength meter.
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