09-17-2011 03:12 PM
I haven't used BBM yet, but have been composing and sending messages Pin-to-Pin (peer-to-peer). Is that the same thing as using the BBM and what are the advantages of each? Are they better than just texting? Would appreciate an explanation, because I'm confused! Thanks!!
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09-17-2011 03:27 PM
BBM and PIN messages are messages sent from one BlackBerry to another. The message is composed by the sender and goes through RIM's secure server before being delivered to the recipient. They are only available to BlackBerry users.
The thing I like about them is how you can see if they've been received by the recipient. Once the message reaches the recipient's phone, you'll notice a small 'D' at the start of your message. This means it's been delivered. When the recipient opens the message, that 'D' will switch to an 'R', for 'read'. So now you know that it's actually been received by the recipient.
One more great thing about these messages is that there is no limit to length. As you're probably aware, most carriers limit text messages to 160 characters; not so with these messages, they can be much longer.
BBM and PIN messages are the same type of message, but with PIN messages you're limited to just that one contact receiving it. With BBM, you can have many contacts in on a chat or you can broadcast a message to many contacts at once.
I hope that explains things for you.
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