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    I'm not a member yet but I decided to go ahead and finally sign up. Well they want my IMEI. Ontop of my cell number and service provider they want my IMEI? Why do they need this? I can't sign up unless I get it, but as far as I know the IMEI is a phone's personal identity, like an ss# to a person. Why do they want this, and will me giving it to them highten my chances of hackers hacking my phone? Anyone have Berry Lounge and can vouch for them?
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    They ask for that just to be sure that you do own a Blackberry. It keeps the "lurkers" out from getting into the forums and downloading exclusive content. Judging that RIM is a big company I'm sure their servers are well protected but even if hackers got in and grabbed some imeis, I haven't heard of hacking any bbs through knowing some imeis. If you're worried, do not sign up. I did but I'm not worried.

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    Whoa! It's also another way to keep spammers and so on from actually joining! It's a for real site, I too am a member! So don't worry about it...The number is already known by your carrier & RIM!
    The Owner's Lounge is worth joining!!
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    Owner's Lounge is exclusive for cool people only. Lol just kidding.
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    When registered I did a typo on my IMEI - unintentional - d'oh ;D
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    I haven't had any negative issues since joining the Owner's lounge

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    I've been a member since I got my BB and have never had a problem. As was mentioned earlier, your carrier and RIM already have the IMEI, and the Owner's Lounge is actually a part of RIM's site so no worries....

    (You can view RIM's Privacy Policy via a link at the bottom of the Owner's Lounge site if you want additional info.)

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~All the things you miss when falling asleep!... But thanks for all the info guys. T guess I'll give it a shot.

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