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Old 05-06-2006, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wouldn't it be kinda cool if you could check an option in your Blackberry messenger specifying whether you would like to be connected to a Blackberry chat service?

There could then be a directory of users, with information about interests, etc. -- kinda like ICQ. And you could then add people, just to chat.

It would be a very cool way of meeting new people.

(Yes, I am aware there are third party applications for ICQ on the Blackberry. ;) But PIN gives you a different feeling, knowing you're chatting someone else also on a Blackberry device.)
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Wouldn't it be kinda cool if you could check an option in your Blackberry messenger specifying whether you would like to be connected to a Blackberry chat service?

There could then be a directory of users, with information about interests, etc. -- kinda like ICQ. And you could then add people, just to chat.

It would be a very cool way of meeting new people.

(Yes, I am aware there are third party applications for ICQ on the Blackberry. ;) But PIN gives you a different feeling, knowing you're chatting someone else also on a Blackberry device.)
That is why RIM developed BlackBerry Messenger. You don't use a screen name rather you use your PIN on your device to communicate:

OTA: http://www.blackberry.com/messenger/download.do
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That is why RIM developed BlackBerry Messenger. You don't use a screen name rather you use your PIN on your device to communicate:

OTA: http://www.blackberry.com/messenger/download.do
Yes, I'm aware. Lol. But it wasn't developed for a community, for people who do not know one another.
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Yes, I'm aware. Lol. But it wasn't developed for a community, for people who do not know one another.
And the light goes off in my head, I understand what you were saying now from your original post.
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The Cell providers donxxx8217;t like PIN messenger stuff now can you imagine how they would like that type of service. I have seen the BB messenger messages take longer and longer the more popular it gets. Itxxx8217;s only a mater of time before they try to charge for the PIN use separately or block it.
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Old 05-06-2006, 03:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The Cell providers donít like PIN messenger stuff now can you imagine how they would like that type of service. I have seen the BB messenger messages take longer and longer the more popular it gets. Itís only a mater of time before they try to charge for the PIN use separately or block it.

can you tell me as to why they dont like it? i am stumped
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Old 05-06-2006, 05:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You still need a bb data plan in order to use pin messenging. So one way or another, the provider is getting their money.
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I use PIN messaging alot between my friends and I am wondering if the carriers consider these SMS to come out of your pooled messages if you have a plan or do they charge seperately? I asked a representative but i really dont trust their answers as I know just as much about my phone (or more in some cases).
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PIN messages are considered data, not SMS messages.
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Thanks EricaJ1074, found out after exstensive searching. Makes Blackberry messenger a killer app.
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To the OP....

There are threads on this forum (I believe) about meeting new people to chat with via BB messenger, but I think that's about as close as you're going to get for the "community" desires.

Again, this probably comes down to a "this is more consumer oriented than enterprise oriented". This can be more backed up by the fact that they have added support for corporate IM in the 4.1 server. Allows for collaboration within the company so that they don't need BB Messenger for real time collaboration.

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Old 05-08-2006, 10:39 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It does kind of give an idea for some entrepreneur to start up a "craigslist" for Blackberry Messenger/PIN Messenger.
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I can send a pin msg to my wife on her 7520 and she can answer it but she dosnt have messenger on her machine.

Think it would work?
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm a noob so can someone clue me in as to why you make your PIN public in your sigs?
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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People looking to chat with others, deal one on one with help and so on. Not everyone likes it though because you leave yourself open to messages at all sorts of times which may or may not be approrpriate.
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