1. d_culver_ii's Avatar
    Is this PIN business?

    Seriously, why does everuyone know what the crap it is but me?
    07-20-08 11:17 PM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    PIN [. pin] noun

    Each BlackBerry device is assigned a unique eight-digit number called a personal identification number (PIN). You can find your BlackBerry's PIN by selecting the Options icon, then clicking Status. Your PIN will appear in the Status screen.

    Sending a PIN message
    There are two ways to send messages directly to a BlackBerry user's PIN rather than to the user's email address, depending on whether you have the PIN stored in a contact in your address book or not. If you have a contact in your address book with the PIN entered, you can select the PIN using the Compose application. To do so, follow these steps:

    1. Select the Compose icon (the open envelope and pencil).
    2. In the "To:" list, scroll to the correct contact. Click the trackwheel to display a drop-down menu for the contact.
    3. If you have stored a PIN for this contact, PIN will appear in the menu. Select it.
    4. Compose your message and send it as usual.

    When the message is sent, it will be routed using the PIN rather than the email address.

    Note: The next time you select that contact with the Enter key, the PIN will be used rather than the email address. To reset the contact to use an email address, simply follow the directions listed above and select Email rather than PIN from the menu.

    If you want to enter a PIN not associated with a contact, you can type the PIN directly into the "To:" field. To do so, follow these steps:

    1. Select the Compose icon (the open envelope and pencil).
    2. Scroll up to [Use Once] at the top of the "To:" list. Click the trackwheel to display a drop-down menu.
    3. From the menu, select PIN. Enter the PIN and press Enter.
    4. Compose your message and send it as usual.


    Blackberry Messenger - Free Download

    BlackBerry Messenger combines the reliability and exceptional user experience of BlackBerry with the familiar look-and-feel of instant messaging programs.

    It's designed to allow you to have a PIN-to-PIN messaging conversation with another BlackBerry user. Features include:

    * PIN to PIN real time messaging
    * Group Chat
    * File Transfer
    * Contact Status
    * Message delivery status

    Blackberry Messenger: http://www.blackberry.com/messenger

    Download directly to your blackberry point your Blackberry browser to:

    blackberry.com/messenger


    Finding your PIN and IMEI

    A personal identification number (PIN) uniquely identifies each BlackBerry handheld on the network. If you know the PIN of another BlackBerry handheld user, you can send a PIN message to that person. PIN messages are not routed through an existing email account.

    The electronic serial number (ESN) or International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is a unique number used to identify your handheld equipment.

    To find your PIN and ESN/IMEI, perform one of the following actions:

    # In the handheld options or settings, click Status.
    # Look for the PIN and ESN/IMEI information on the outside of the box that your handheld came in.
    # Turn the handheld off and remove the battery. Look for the sticker on the handheld with the PIN and ESN/IMEI information where the battery is normally located.

    How do I send a PIN to PIN message?

    Warning: Be wary of sending PIN to PIN messages. When using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Redirector, all email messages are Triple DES encrypted when traveling between your device and your Exchange mailbox, ensuring that they are indecipherable by anyone who might intercept them. However, PIN to PIN messages are not encrypted and transmit in plaintext, allowing anyone who intercepts them to read them. While this is a remote possibility, you should keep it in mind and not send sensitive information in a PIN to PIN message.

    Each BlackBerry device is assigned a unique eight-digit number called a personal identification number (PIN). You can find your BlackBerry's PIN by selecting the Options icon, then clicking Status. Your PIN will appear in the Status screen.

    There are two ways to send messages directly to a BlackBerry user's PIN rather than to the user's email address, depending on whether you have the PIN stored in a contact in your address book or not. If you have a contact in your address book with the PIN entered, you can select the PIN using the Compose application. To do so, follow these steps:

    1. Select the Compose icon (the open envelope and pencil).

    2. In the "To:" list, scroll to the correct contact. Click the trackwheel to display a drop-down menu for the contact.

    3. If you have stored a PIN for this contact, PIN will appear in the menu. Select it.

    4. Compose your message and send it as usual.

    When the message is sent, it will be routed using the PIN rather than the email address.

    Note: The next time you select that contact with the Enter key, the PIN will be used rather than the email address. To reset the contact to use an email address, simply follow the directions listed above and select Email rather than PIN from the menu.

    If you want to enter a PIN not associated with a contact, you can type the PIN directly into the "To:" field. To do so, follow these steps:

    1. Select the Compose icon (the open envelope and pencil).

    2. Scroll up to [Use Once] at the top of the "To:" list. Click the trackwheel to display a drop-down menu.

    3. From the menu, select PIN. Enter the PIN and press Enter.

    4. Compose your message and send it as usual.
    07-20-08 11:21 PM
  3. bmcclure937's Avatar
    ^^ Did you write all of that up for this post, or did you take if from another source?? Just wondering because a link to the original source or a citation would be nice

    Always good to give credit where it is due, unless it is your original work... then great job!
    07-20-08 11:24 PM
  4. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    Welcome to CB. Agree 110% with BM on the PIN FAQ.
    07-20-08 11:26 PM
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