A few days ago, BlackBerry announced the arrival of custom PINs and other features on their BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) service. Today, as the pretend celebrity that I am, I decided that even if I cannot afford custom car plates, surely I can afford the measly ($1.99) N400 monthly for a custom BBM PIN. What’s a celeb without at least one custom something?
The process only took a few minutes. Inside the BBM Shop, I tapped on “Custom PIN”, agreed to the terms and conditions (which I did not read), and proceeded to make the purchase. My local bank ATM card worked well for the transaction.
The guidelines then informed me that a custom PIN has to be 6 to 8 characters. It can include numbers, letters, underscores, dashes, and must include one underscore, dash, or a letter between G to Z.
No problem. I got exactly the custom PIN that I wanted: Moverick.
Yes; now you can all join me on BBM. The nice thing is this: a custom BBM PIN doesn’t not change when one switches phones, so for as long as I keep my subscription active, anyone who wants to join me on BBM can do so with this same PIN.
Did I hear you say, Cool? Yes; very cool. It isn’t easy to be a celeb abeg!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.