- 11-26-12, 06:32 AM #5
You can but DONT, RIM recommends using different ids for playbook and phone. if you purchase a lot of apps on both, you will have some issues in the future. I started having problems recently on my Playbook and after 2 hours with RIM customer service, it turns out every time you access App world on either device (playbook or BB), it counts as a device switch and you only get 15 of these per year.
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-26-12, 09:09 AM #6
- 313 Posts
Also, for bridging, do the phone and the playbook have to be the same ID?
- 11-26-12, 12:48 PM #8
I use the same for my phone and one of my PlayBook's. Apps that run both on the phone and PlayBook only have to be purchased once and they show up on both devices. If RIM is seriously going full steam ahead with BlackBerry10 then I'd think it would be recommended to have the same bbid on all your devices so you can leave work on one device and pick up were you left off on the next device.
- 11-26-12, 02:19 PM #9
This is what happened to me (had same id on PB and BB and now i can no longer pay for apps on my playbook, spent 2 hours with rim support and it turns out that i hit the 15 changes. RIM recommended i change the BBID on the playbook and never use the same for 2 devices.
As for bridging, i dont think it has n e thing to do with bbid
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- CrackBerry Abuser
11-26-12, 07:03 PM #10
- 313 Posts
I don't buy that many apps. So you can only buy a total of 15 apps between your devices then you are stuck on one device until a year from your first switch? I doubt I would ever hit that many as I don't buy any for my phone. Just use it for phoning, texting and as a flashlight. And I actually do the texting on the playbook through bridge. And if the phone and the playbook aren't on one ID, then bridge isn't much use except for the remote control feature.
- 11-26-12, 07:11 PM #11
This is horrible. . .hopefully they change it. . .once you change the BBID will your list of downloaded apps go away? I really hope they change this. . .I was under the impression that they were actively working on streamlining the whole process and wouldn't that include one BBID for all devices??? I had two different BBID's and I did a wipe on my PB and put the same BBID I use on my 9900. . .haven't had any issues yet. . .BBID is already a hassle. . .now it's even worst than I though. . .
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- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
11-26-12, 09:50 PM #12
- 9,402 Posts
Their KB article says 15 (Unique) device swaps. I don't think that is the same as swapping between the same few devices. I have a BB and 2 PBs using the same BBID, (1 PB since launch) and have not seen any problems. When loading an app on my wife's PB, it prompts to change the device associated with BBID and then does the same when going back to my PB, but it's never caused any other issues.
Expectations when using the same BlackBerry ID on multiple devicesEnvironment
- BlackBerry ID
- BlackBerry PlayBook
BlackBerry ID is designed to allow a convenient and secure method to authenticate your identity across various BlackBerry related products and services. This allows for seamless transferring and sharing of information across the products or services that the account has been authorized for. (Example: A user can have the same BlackBerry ID authenticated to a BlackBerry smartphone and a BlackBerry PlayBook to share billing information for purchases with BlackBerry App World.)
Due to this sharing of information, it is not recommended to share a BlackBerry ID between multiple users.
Expected behaviors when a BlackBerry ID is associated to multiple devices of the same product lines (Example: Same BlackBerry ID used on 2 PlayBooks or 2 smartphones):
BlackBerry App World
- When going into My World to download or purchase an application, change payment information, or manage the account details, a prompt to change the PIN associated to the account will be presented each time another device with the same BlackBerry ID attempts to connect to the BlackBerry App World account
- Note: There is a maximum of 15 (unique) device swaps per product line allowed in one year. Contact your service provider if you have reached the maximum number of device swaps in error.
- Subscriptions will be synchronized across all authorized devices
BlackBerry Internet Service (smartphones only)
- The BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) account is linked to the carrier billing identifier (SIM, ICCID, IMSI and MSISDN are common billing identifiers). Therefore if a different billing identifier (SIM) and different smartphone is used a new BIS account will be created and each smartphone will manage their own email addresses associated to each smartphone. This means that if you are using 2 smartphones and 2 billing Identifiers (SIMs) you will have 2 separate BIS accounts and will have to integrate your email addresses separately.
- For more information on moving email accounts with the BlackBerry Internet Service, see the BlackBerry smartphone section of the BlackBerry Internet Service User Guide located here.
BlackBerry Protect (smartphones only)
- Each smartphone using the same BlackBerry ID will maintain it's own backups/information in the BlackBerry Protect management site
- All smartphones associated to the same BlackBerry ID can be managed in the BlackBerry Protect management site by anyone who has the BlackBerry ID login information
Video Chat (PlayBook only)
- Video Chat requests can only be received by one PlayBook at at time. If multiple PlayBooks are using the same BlackBerry ID, only one of them will receive an incoming Video Chat request
- Connectivity will be sporadic between any active PlayBooks using the same BlackBerry ID
- For more information, see KB26851.
- 11-27-12, 01:30 AM #13
- 11-27-12, 10:08 AM #15
I am once again giving Rim credit which they may not deserve - but, I would hope/expect/presume that Rim will get THE BBID issues fixed in the next few months. I don't know whether folks do run into "too many device switches" errors right now. My main pb and my 9930 do share the same bbid. It seemed appropriate. We shall see.
- 11-27-12, 11:42 AM #16
My pb and bb share the same BBID. I've never encountered a "device switch" or a problem. What I'm getting from the posted RIM documentation is that you run into that issue if you have 2 Playbooks or 2 smartphones that are sharing the same BBID. It says 2 devices of the same product line - 2 of one type of item. That said, RIM needs to change that cuz some people do obviously own more than one of a certain device and should be able to access their purchased apps and games.
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