1. wms3's Avatar
    can someone explain the difference between blackberry messenger and regular texting and PIN? thanks.
    07-23-10 07:07 AM
  2. jeffh's Avatar
    BlackBerry Messenger and PIN messaging are only available between BlackBerry users. They use data, not SMS, and so are not limited to a maximum message length. Text Messaging is SMS. It's available between any two cellular users, regardless of phone, but it typically limited to either 160 characters or 6 * 160 characters. It requires a text plan.
    07-23-10 07:38 AM
  3. DarkestBerry's Avatar
    BBM uses PIN to communicate with other berries,Same like PIN email.
    07-23-10 07:39 AM
  4. wms3's Avatar
    thanks for the very informative replies. then what is the point of BB messenger, why not just use PIN?
    07-23-10 08:25 AM
  5. NoahFecks's Avatar
    BBM is a more graphical interface with threaded messaging and conversations. PIN messaging is more like basic e-mail.
    07-23-10 08:36 AM
  6. Tarheelfan40's Avatar
    Also you can "speak" with groups of people via BBM. Great tool when trying to set up a meeting or trying to get a group together.
    07-23-10 08:51 AM