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  1. Seely's Avatar
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    Default What is a PIN? and a PING?

    I understand that I need a pin to communicate with other BB users right? But I can PING someone and I don't understand what this mean?? HELP
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    There's a thread on here but can't think where that gives instructions on how to PIN...but you pull up your PIN by going to Options and selecting Status. That will show your PIN. When you "PING" a contact, that means you're sending them an alert letting them know that you're trying to reach them.
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    Every BlackBerry device has a unique hardware identifier called the PIN. BB users can send direct PIN-to-PIN messages and chat with BlackBerry Messenger. This uses very small data messages and does not count as SMS text messaging.

    PINGing a contact makes their BlackBerry vibrate, and I think also play their message alert tone, to get their attention.
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    Thank you very much!
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    so pinging is like flirting...
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    Here's a good place to learn about BB messenger:
    Lecture 8: How To Use BlackBerry Messenger | CrackBerry.com
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    is there anyway that i can retreive ping conversation
    Last edited by stud1626; 12-06-08 at 11:35 AM. Reason: curious
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    Usefull thread for new BB users - like me
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    To our new addicts:

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    you can pin and ping its the most fun ever!! go to options then status then you will see all you need for your phone...
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    so what is truly the difference between sending someone a pin saying 'hi' or just pinging them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    Here's a good place to learn about BB messenger:
    Lecture 8: How To Use BlackBerry Messenger | CrackBerry.com
    No offense...but that site doesn't even mention what a ping is...so why would you post it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyecon82 View Post
    so what is truly the difference between sending someone a pin saying 'hi' or just pinging them?
    the difference would be pinging is like a *nudge*, kinda what u have on msn messenger.
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    oh...sorry..I use aim and gchat
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    You can also find your pin by typing "mypin" on any screen on BB. If someone has their phone on silent, a "ping" will still be heard. I personally do not use this feature unless I really need to contact someone.

    Once you have established your pin, have fun and add contacts via their pin and then you make great friends and have nice chats on BB messenger.

    As you can see, some post their pin numbers on CB and some do not. Before you know it, you will have loads of BB buddies, and will be truly addicted. You will never let the thing down.

    Good luck and have fun.
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    A pin is a number specific to each bb and can be used to either pin msg or add someone to bbm. A PING!!! is like an alert to get someone's attention as another other user posted earlier. Dug up an old thread didn't we?
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    Default How to Ping with your telephone

    I wrote an article about "pinging" on : howtopingwithyourtelephone.blogspot.com

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