1. heather928's Avatar
    ok so i have had my BB for about two weeks and i love it and all i keep hearing about is my PIN i know what it is but, now real sure what it is used for. is is like an IM, or like a email address? or do i use it for the blackberry messenger? HELP!!.... please
    08-01-08 09:27 PM
  2. sgocka's Avatar
    You can use the PIN to chat with friends on Blackberry Messanger and you can also use it to send a Peer-to-Peer message. Peer-to-Peer is just like an email.
    08-01-08 09:33 PM
  3. sgocka's Avatar
    Oh and also using Blackberry Messanger uses data not txt. So assuming your data plan is unlimited. Blackberry Messanger is free.
    08-01-08 09:34 PM
  4. heather928's Avatar
    so can i just write an email but just use the PIN?
    08-01-08 09:42 PM
  5. sgocka's Avatar
    Yup. go ahead and try it out.
    go to messages>options>compose pin>In the "to" field put the pin

    You can use me as a guinnea pig if you'd like.
    08-01-08 09:44 PM
  6. isaacleese's Avatar
    The PIN is an RIM-issued number that is unique to every BlackBerry and identifies it on RIM's network. Using the PIN, you can send PIN messages, use BlackBerry Messenger to send and receive messages and files, and use it to set up email forwarding to your BlackBerry using BIS or BES.
    08-01-08 10:20 PM
  7. saechavarry's Avatar
    Welcome to Crackberry!!!
    08-01-08 10:54 PM
  8. fantom1023's Avatar
    Yeah, the bb messenger and PIN idea is a great one. Welcome to CB!!
    08-01-08 11:33 PM
  9. ballinsol14's Avatar
    PIN = Personal Identification Number

    BBM uses your devices PIN to send messages to another devices PIN... sorta like email and texting yes, but different.
    08-01-08 11:36 PM
  10. EnamelCoating's Avatar
    so to sum it up... you need a data plan for the PIN to work??? since its just like email but sent like texted to the other person, yet not charged as text?
    08-01-08 11:42 PM
  11. BingCherry's Avatar
    Ok. I was gonna ask the same Q (I've had mine 3 wks and am totally addicted! LOL), but now I'll add to it since you've all explained PIN- pretty much.

    So it's an instant emailof sorts-
    BUT... Does it only work with/to other BB users/PINs? Or can I PIN to my non-crackberry friends and not get text charged?

    BTW, thanks for the forum! Lots to take in for us newbies!
    08-01-08 11:52 PM
  12. divacheri's Avatar
    bb messenger only works with other bb's. So you can only pin to other bb's
    08-01-08 11:59 PM
  13. Duvi's Avatar
    Peer to Peer messaging also uses data. Although it looks like a text message, it pulls from your data package.
    08-02-08 12:22 AM
  14. miss_michelle's Avatar
    Be careful if you decide to try it - it's HEAVILY ADDICTIVE!!! It's nice too because you can give out your PIN and chat with people without having to give anyone your phone number (required for SMS) or email address. have fun!!
    08-02-08 12:27 AM
  15. John Yester's Avatar
    Hey Heather check this out....

    08-02-08 12:29 AM
  16. MrJayDeeOne's Avatar
    welcome to the crackberry family Heather
    08-02-08 02:42 AM
  17. heather928's Avatar
    i just wanted to say thanks to you guys for helping me out!!! im glad to be part of this family!
    08-02-08 03:25 PM
  18. boon_SS's Avatar
    add me :$...........
    01-16-11 10:10 AM
  19. chefberry's Avatar
    You can find your PIN by going to OPTIONS>STATUS. You can also autotext it into a field by typing mypin
    and hitting the space bar.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-17-11 11:44 PM
  20. boon_SS's Avatar
    will be happy if you add me laydes & gentelmens
    01-18-11 05:14 AM
  21. pkcable's Avatar
    moved to native apps
    01-18-11 09:35 AM