1. rainmaker2's Avatar
    Hey,

    I like to do BBM chat without revealing my number.
    If I give the PIN to somebody, can they find my phone number?

    Please let me know. Thanks for your time.

    - Sean
    07-10-11 08:35 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    No. They cannot get your phone number from the PIN. The PIN is unique to the device and cannot be changed. However, the phone number can be changed on a device.

    The only way anyone will know your phone number is if you tell the person what it is during a chat.
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    07-10-11 08:38 PM
  3. Fubaz's Avatar
    Great explanation Lak!
    07-10-11 08:40 PM
  4. rainmaker2's Avatar
    Thanks a lot Lak. I am happy
    07-10-11 08:57 PM
  5. SCrid2000's Avatar
    Lol, keep in mind tho, you can change your number but you can't change your pin.
    07-10-11 10:16 PM
  6. tuffy100's Avatar
    Good to know! That would be rather creepy if they could...
    07-10-11 10:33 PM
  7. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Lol, keep in mind tho, you can change your number but you can't change your pin.
    One of the interesting things we learned last year, Saudi Arabia is has many of BlackBerry exchange shops. The population that is very conscious of security monitoring, swap them out like we change shirts.

    You PIN number stays with the BlackBerry. Change BlackBerry and you change PIN number too.

    Our modern BlackBerry Messenger takes care of updating your contacts when you switch phones.

    07-11-11 01:43 AM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar


    Our modern BlackBerry Messenger takes care of updating your contacts when you switch phones.

    I switched from a 9000 to a 9700.

    I used Desktop Manager Device Switch Wizard. After completing the procedure, all of my contacts got my new PIN. The process was flawless, I did not lose any contacts, and my contacts did not even notice that I had a different device.
    07-11-11 01:48 AM
  9. SCrid2000's Avatar
    One of the interesting things we learned last year, Saudi Arabia is has many of BlackBerry exchange shops. The population that is very conscious of security monitoring, swap them out like we change shirts.

    You PIN number stays with the BlackBerry. Change BlackBerry and you change PIN number too.

    Our modern BlackBerry Messenger takes care of updating your contacts when you switch phones.

    Security conscious of govt monitoring of telephone conversations - bit different than not wanting to give out your phone number.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-11-11 01:53 AM
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