Tuesday, 1 March 2011

How To Use Blackberry Messenger

What is BlackBerry Messenger?
BlackBerry Messenger is an instant messenger program for BlackBerry to comunicate to other blackberry devices via chat.

What is a PIN, and where do I find mine?
A PIN is an eight digit alpha-numeric sequence that is assigned to every BlackBerry device it can be found in Options>Status>PIN. You can also find your PIN code by typing "mypin" into an e-mail Blackberry will automatically insert you PIN.

Where do I get BlackBerry Messenger?
BlackBerry Messenger is built into some of the newer devices such as the BlackBerry 9700 Bold and the BlackBerry 9300 Curve. If your device does not come with BlackBerry Messenger, you can download it at http://www.blackberry.com/messenger.

Does BlackBerry Messenger cost money to use?
No, BlackBerry Messenger is free to use. It simply uses data from your data plan. It does not use SMS. There are price plans on pay as you go networks that enable you to top up for unlimited monthly use of internet and e-mail.

How do I add a contact to BlackBerry Messenger?
To add a contact, first open BlackBerry Messenger. Press the BlackBerry button  and select invite contact. Once you open the selection up you'll see four options select 'INVITE BY SENDING A PIN OR EMAIL MESSAGE'. Type in the  eight digit alpha-numeric sequence you wish to add and press send. You wont see the contact on your BlackBerry until they have accepted.
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