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Old 06-21-2011, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dad gave me his old blackberry i wiped everything. my question is if i activate bbm will his old contacts be able to see my name and picture and contact me since they have the pin added ? theres no contacts in the bbm now. thanks
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Ask your dad if he informed all his contacts of his new PIN. If he did then there should be no issues.

I don't beleive they will be able to 'see' you, since your BBM has to send that data to the contacts you allow. BBM doesn't use a server in the same way MS Live, GTalk or ICQ do. BBM uses PIN to PIN messaging. The biggest problem you may have is people sending PINs to you thinking they're going to your dad, or trying to send BBM messages to you, again thinking they're going to your dad.
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