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Old 07-10-2007, 07:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I see most of us don't do it, and some do. Isn't this an unsafe thing to do? For example, some random guy constantly sending you weird messages, etc?
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If you don't want to risk having random people send you PIN messages... then don't post your PIN.

There's nothing inherently "unsafe" about having your PIN out there for anyone to see.
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Well, my question was mostly geared towards what measures are there to prevent abuse of PIN's? Since it's something you can't just randomly recreate.
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Well, what exatly is your definition of "unsafe"?

To me... unsafe would mean that someone would be able to hack my wireless account, hack my phone, steal my identity, use my service, get my credit card number, etc...
Some random people sending me PIN message isn't what I would consider unsafe. Annoying at most, but not unsafe.

What you consider to be abusive might not match someone else's description of abuse.
The worst that can happen from posting your PIN is that you might receive unwanted PIN messages. PIN spam, if you want to consider it that way.
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Well, what exatly is your definition of "unsafe"?

To me... unsafe would mean that someone would be able to hack my wireless account, hack my phone, steal my identity, use my service, get my credit card number, etc...
Some random people sending me PIN message isn't what I would consider unsafe. Annoying at most, but not unsafe.

What you consider to be abusive might not match someone else's description of abuse.
The worst that can happen from posting your PIN is that you might receive unwanted PIN messages. PIN spam, if you want to consider it that way.
Yeah, that's what I meant.
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I see most of us don't do it, and some do. Isn't this an unsafe thing to do? For example, some random guy constantly sending you weird messages, etc?
Haven't had a problem.
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I get more unwanted aim messages and msn messages than I do PIN messages and I have had mine posted for two years.
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Sorry to ask a dumb question (you can tell I have only recently started looking at BB's) but are PIN messages free, or are you charged, like an SMS message?

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Sorry to ask a dumb question (you can tell I have only recently started looking at BB's) but are PIN messages free, or are you charged, like an SMS message?

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PIN messages are not billed like SMS messages. They are included in your Blackberry Data Plan.
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FYI, you can have non-Blackberry users send you PIN messages from this website:

Web2Pin - Send a Blackberry PIN message using the Internet

It's a nice alternative for people who have limits on the number of SMS messages they can send and receive.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That's pretty neat. I'll have to remember that one.
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Never had a problem here either
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FYI, you can have non-Blackberry users send you PIN messages from this website:

Web2Pin - Send a Blackberry PIN message using the Internet

It's a nice alternative for people who have limits on the number of SMS messages they can send and receive.
Thats really cool will save a lot of money for my mates who can know PIN me rather than SMS
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Well, my question was mostly geared towards what measures are there to prevent abuse of PIN's? Since it's something you can't just randomly recreate.
Nothing -- aside from blocking all (you can't provide any criteria to selectively block) PIN's via the firewall.
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its no problem sometimes you want to meet like minded people and this is good way
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just upgraded to the torch 9800 new berry means new pin 22cf4edb
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i think its a good idea and it allows people to talk
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Does web2pin allow the sender to see a reply or does your reply go the email address the sender used?

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