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Old 03-24-2005, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I read Mark's FAQ and searched for this, so please dont get mad if it's out there.

Where do you locate your PIN address? Is it free?
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to options - status - look for PIN and there's the #. I think you get charged like a text message.
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ANy confirmation on this?
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Old 06-13-2005, 10:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think PIN messaging is free.....I don't recall seeing a charge for it....PIN messages go through RIM's servers, not your providers....
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Old 06-13-2005, 10:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Uh, it HAS to go through your provider; how else would they push it to your BlackBerry. It's just that they don't charge extra for it. It avoids your e-mail infrastructure, it can never avoid the carrier.
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Old 06-13-2005, 10:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sorry - my mistake - but I was at least partly right....
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I am not sure about others, but Nextel changes you as an SMS message for PIN messages. It adds up on plans (like mine) that do not have unlimited.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Interesting. I didn't know Nextel supported SMS...
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have Cingular as my provider, and it doesn't show up in my web client. I know others with other carriers, and they say the same thing. To me it's much quicker, which the whole point of push technology.
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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PIN to PIN messaging is basically device to device using RIMs gateway. It travels the network via your data plan not sms. If it were SMS, you could PIN on a GSM/GPRS phone when out of data coverage but you can't do that so it uses your data plan. The carrier would not know if you sent a PIN because it is through RIM's gateway. If you have unlimited data, then you would never see a charge for PIN messages.
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I use nextel and I havent had the first charge for pin and i pin my coworkers 40 50 tgimes a day so no charge on nextel for pin messaging
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I use Nextel as well, and I remember asking this when I purchased my first BB. I have not seen a charge for PIN messages either.

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I use nextel and I havent had the first charge for pin and i pin my coworkers 40 50 tgimes a day so no charge on nextel for pin messaging
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My phone number: 734-xxx-xxxx
My PIN number: 201xxxxx

Two different numbers, two different services. Thats how it works in my mind. Dont know for sure though. But I HAVE NOT seen a charge for them.
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Yes, it's just another data connection all through RIM's servers.
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Old 06-14-2005, 04:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I read Mark's FAQ and searched for this, so please dont get mad if it's out there.

Where do you locate your PIN address? Is it free?
I know many have already replied to your message, but here is the best way to find a pin message in the future or if you wish to forward you PIN in a email format. If you type "mypin" in the body of your email message, your pin number will automatically come up! Pretty cool............
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Old 06-14-2005, 04:48 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Look at the date of the post and the amount of post he has I think hes probally had an answer by now. Hes been pretty active on the forums.
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I know many have already replied to your message, but here is the best way to find a pin message in the future or if you wish to forward you PIN in a email format. If you type "mypin" in the body of your email message, your pin number will automatically come up! Pretty cool............
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:44 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by rcrivera03
I use Nextel as well, and I remember asking this when I purchased my first BB. I have not seen a charge for PIN messages either.

I am in the same boat with Nextel, Never been charged for PINs!
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Old 06-14-2005, 02:56 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I used the PIN to PIN Messaging (both send and receive) a few times to see if my carrier (T-Mobile) charges for them. I do not see any charges in my bill...neither any minutes deducted for PtoP messaging allowance (I am on 300 messages a month plan for $2.99).

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Old 06-14-2005, 07:36 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I have Cingular and it gives me the option to PIN someone if I add their PIN in the address book.
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