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Old 07-20-2006, 10:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Sending a PIN message is just like sending an email. Click a contact's name in the address book and select "PIN Contact Name."

This only works if that address book entry has a PIN number associated with it, of course, so ask a nice person for their PIN and try it out
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:55 PM   #22 (permalink)
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That's my main choice with the wifey.....Why? Because it doesn't have to go to the inbox and the content is usually simple stuff I don't need to keep around.
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:05 AM   #23 (permalink)
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You can download BB Messenger. Every BB has a unique PIN. BB messenger uses PIN to PIN communication. It's Free.

Thanks for yhour help. I do have a couple of questions
1 When I downloaded the BB messenger, it said that Cingular does not support this program.

2 I thought that using pin to pin did not require going thru the carrier
Can anyone help me clear this up?
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:12 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Thanks for yhour help. I do have a couple of questions
1 When I downloaded the BB messenger, it said that Cingular does not support this program.

2 I thought that using pin to pin did not require going thru the carrier
Can anyone help me clear this up?
Thanks
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1)What model BB do u have? I'm with cingular as well. I installed it from the Cingular homepage on my BB browser(globe with cingular logo). At the bottom is a section called Blackberry Smart....log in and there should be a BB Messenger link.

Not sure why you got that message.....u do have a data plan setup correct?

2)Correct from what I know(and have been told) PIN to PIN messages is sent through as RIM data so does not count as a txt message(cingular txt message). Last year during Katrina and during 9/11 when the phone lines(cingular) were down PIN messages still worked.

So with that said...you probably need Cingular's service to download it but after that you should be good to go....

I'll keep checking this thread today....try it again from the Blackberry Smart link and let me know how it goes.
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:36 AM   #25 (permalink)
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How do I find my PIN?
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:41 AM   #26 (permalink)
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How do I find my PIN?

Without knowing your model......Options-->Status your pin will be at the bottom.
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:48 AM   #27 (permalink)
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sorry I have an 8700g
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Thanks, I figured it out
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:17 AM   #29 (permalink)
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1)What model BB do u have? I'm with cingular as well. I installed it from the Cingular homepage on my BB browser(globe with cingular logo). At the bottom is a section called Blackberry Smart....log in and there should be a BB Messenger link.

Not sure why you got that message.....u do have a data plan setup correct?

2)Correct from what I know(and have been told) PIN to PIN messages is sent through as RIM data so does not count as a txt message(cingular txt message). Last year during Katrina and during 9/11 when the phone lines(cingular) were down PIN messages still worked.

So with that said...you probably need Cingular's service to download it but after that you should be good to go....

I'll keep checking this thread today....try it again from the Blackberry Smart link and let me know how it goes.

Thanks for the help
I have an 8700C and do have a data plan. I am using the internet and my company 's e mail client (Non BES)

I downloaded the BB messenger from Blackberry/messenger and got the notice about not working with cingular. I tried to go back and re create the message from the internet but did not see it this time.
I got the message from downloading from the BB

It downloaded and seemed to install ok, I just dont have any pin numbers yet since I just purchased the unit and dont know anyone else just yet that is using them. We have several in our company but I need to seek them out
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:22 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help
I have an 8700C and do have a data plan. I am using the internet and my company 's e mail client (Non BES)

I downloaded the BB messenger from Blackberry/messenger and got the notice about not working with cingular. I tried to go back and re create the message from the internet but did not see it this time.
I got the message from downloading from the BB

It downloaded and seemed to install ok, I just dont have any pin numbers yet since I just purchased the unit and dont know anyone else just yet that is using them. We have several in our company but I need to seek them out
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No problem glad it worked out for you...you can PIN me if you'd like for a test.....
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Old 07-21-2006, 01:35 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The Cingular Disclaimer only means the Cingular CSRs won't know how to help with BB Messenger Problems. It still works fine on Cingular.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-22-2006, 02:55 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Just be careful if you are trying to pick up a gal and telling her you want to "PIN" her. She may take it the wrong way.

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Old 07-23-2006, 08:25 AM   #33 (permalink)
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This is what I've been told by our T-Mobile rep and why I recommend it to our top execs: 1) It is very secure and leaves no paper trail - it does not go through an Exchange server. In other words, if you do not want anyone at work to ever know about it you should send it via PIN. I'm sure there's a way one could hack in and see your PIN messages if they really wanted to, but it's better than SMS and email in these instances.
NO! Beginning with Enterprise Server 4.1 SMS and and pin messages can be logged. It's a quick IT policy setting.
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That's my main choice with the wifey.....Why? Because it doesn't have to go to the inbox and the content is usually simple stuff I don't need to keep around.
PIN messages go to the inbox on my BB's. Do you mean you can set it so it doesn't?
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Old 07-24-2006, 04:33 PM   #35 (permalink)
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NO! Beginning with Enterprise Server 4.1 SMS and and pin messages can be logged. It's a quick IT policy setting.
Cool - Thanks! However, we won't be upgrading from 4.0 anytime soon - which is no big deal until the next software update for the 7290 is released. With BES 4.1 I understand you can push out software upgrades OTA. Thanks for the update. Have a beer after work today jsuen
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:03 PM   #36 (permalink)
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NO! Beginning with Enterprise Server 4.1 SMS and and pin messages can be logged. It's a quick IT policy setting.

Co workers of mine in the office here have said that if you delete the pin messages from your handheld before slipping it into the desktop cradle and syncing with our work pc's that the pins cannot be monitored. Is this true or not?
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PINs are monitored by the wireless PIM Sync function, along with SMS and phone call logging. They show up in the logs within a few minutes. If you're not on BBES, or don't have wireless sync configured, I don't think there's a way to monitor it.
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:33 PM   #38 (permalink)
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What is the advantage of using PIN over SMS and during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Rita when networks were flood with traffic, I know that SMS and PIN messages still got through, but is there an advantage of using PIN over SMS. Are they not the same, with the exception that the PIN message does not cost you .10 cents.
Two words: delivery confirmation.
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:55 PM   #39 (permalink)
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How do I find my PIN?
Type mypin (no space) and hit the space key, it will automatically populate it for you.
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:24 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Hate to dig up an old thread but can I pin another berry if they dont have a blackberry plan with cingular? In other words, if my wife just uses my old 8700 as a phone can she recieve and send PIN messages without being charged for them?
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