1. k.bird197's Avatar
    Hi guys im still new to my BB 9700 and just wanted to know is what is a pin and what can it be used for?
    03-07-10 03:35 AM
  2. hitman52's Avatar
    Your pin is a number\letters assigned to your bb example 35fg512. Every bb has one. Sometimes apps you buy require your pin to be used so that they can only be linked to your device. If you have friends that have blackberry messenger you can give them your pin and they can add you on there. Your pin can be found in options>status fourth line down.

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    03-07-10 03:41 AM
  3. montage's Avatar
    lazy! ever heard of a manual! it probably took you longer to post this than it would of to look it up
    03-07-10 03:44 AM
  4. dictoresno's Avatar
    you may benefit from this....

    BlackBerry 101 How-To Lecture Series | CrackBerry.com

    and as for the PIN question, this is from Lecture 34....

    Every BlackBerry has a unique number called a PIN number. This number is part of the BlackBerry itself and cannot be changed, even if you switch the SIM card. When you receive your new BlackBerry, one of the first things you should so, is find out it's PIN number.

    To do this, find the Options icon (depending on the theme you are using, this could be under a folder on the BlackBerrys home screen, or right on the home screen. Click on Options, and scroll down to Status and click that. On the Status screen you will see your PIN number.

    Unbeknown to you as a BlackBerry user, every time something is sent or received on your BlackBerry, your BlackBerrys PIN number is used. Browsing the internet, sending and receiving emails, etc. Now as a BlackBerry user, you do not need to know this, however there are some advantages to knowing your BlackBerry PIN, and your friend's or colleges PINs.

    If you know a friend or colleagues PIN number, you can actually compose a message to them, using their PIN number in the To field instead of their email address. When you send a message to someone's PIN number, the message goes straight from your BlackBerry to theirs instantly. If you send an email, that email must travel the path of any other email. Sending a PIN message, as it is called, is the fastest method of BlackBerry-to-BlackBerry communication. In addition, when a PIN message is delivered to the recipient's BlackBerry, you receive back a delivery confirmation in the form of a little "D" that appears next o the check mark.

    PIN-to-PIN communication can be very useful in the corporate world too. Because sending a PIN message does not rely on your company's BlackBerry server, or email servers, so in the event of an outage, you can continue to communicate, as long as you know people's PIN numbers.
    03-07-10 03:48 AM
  5. dictoresno's Avatar
    lazy! ever heard of a manual! it probably took you longer to post this than it would of to look it up
    people dont search the forum, use google or read owners manuals anymore.
    03-07-10 03:51 AM
  6. k.bird197's Avatar
    get a life tosser
    03-07-10 04:08 AM
  7. Spiffing's Avatar
    lazy! ever heard of a manual! it probably took you longer to post this than it would of to look it up
    Where was the harm in the guy's question? You had no call to jump down his throat.

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    03-07-10 04:32 AM
  8. dictoresno's Avatar
    get a life tosser
    lol tosser???
    03-07-10 04:47 AM
  9. GG1's Avatar
    lazy! ever heard of a manual! it probably took you longer to post this than it would of to look it up
    It probably would have taken you less time to ignore this thread if you didn't like it.

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    Last edited by GG1; 03-07-10 at 07:44 AM.
    03-07-10 07:36 AM
  10. BerryLush's Avatar
    BB messenger is the best thing for the pin. I have saved so much money on costs of texts and calls to people. well worth using.
    03-07-10 10:35 AM
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