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Old 05-15-2005, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi i feel pretty dumb asking this but i looked for ever now and can find nothing about what this PIN number is that i see in some peoples signatures.

i am assuming that it is used for some type of messages.
I have a BB 7100t with t-mobile and my PIN is 202c4f5c

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Old 05-15-2005, 08:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pin messages are messages sent directly to the bb. Not like email messages. every phone has a pin message.
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Your PIN is something that identifies all blackberries. Everyone has a different one, kind of like a serial number. You can use this to send messages to other BB folks and they can reply, kinda like texting with BB, just for BB.
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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does it cost the same as a text message?
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I believe its free, don't quote me on that though, I have Nextel, and I haven't seen any charges for it, but I got unlimited everything.
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Thanks wallace. does anyone have t-mobile that knows how much it costs?
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Hope it don't cost ya, cause I already PINed ya....LMAO!!
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well i have unlimited text so if it is like a text that would be awsome.
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It comes out of your blackberry data bucket...it's not billed per-message like SMS
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since we are one this topic of PIN messaging. does this number stick with the BB, regardless of activation? so what I am saying is, if I had an unactive BB with a PIN number that number will still remain the same regardless of activation.

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Correct. Just like the VIN of a car, it doesn't change.
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so if i upgrade later on to a new blackberry would i have to get a new pin?
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Yes.
I would recommend doing a search of your address book to find your fellow blackberry users, and sending them a message informing them of your new PIN.
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That would suk if someone else got your bb used and kept receiving pin messages from all of your friends
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If someone bought a used Blackberry, yes, that would be the case.
I do think however that if you were to receive a refurbished model under warranty repair, it has a new PIN. I had 3 replacements and never had a "strange PIN" come in.
I would also never recommend buying a used Blackberry...just because the warranty is so crucial!
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