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    Default I have 2 PlayBook do I have to pay twice for the same applies?

    I am lucky to have received my second PB yesterday and have begun to buy some apps on my first PB do I have to pay again to load the same apps on my second PB?
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    If you registered the 2nd PB with the same BBID, then no, you won't have to pay twice.

    You'll find the Apps you bought on the first PB on the 2nd PB under the "unistalled" tab of AppWorld. Just hit the re-install button to get them onto your 2nd PB.
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    Cool. Kinda what I was thinking but thanks.
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    Yup, it's cool... the only side effect of using one BB ID to more than one PB is, you cannot make video call on those PB's having the same BB ID...
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    I have two as well, it's awesome not to have to pay twice for the apps. If you don't already have it, I recommend Nexus to share between pb's, it's a sweet simple app that allows you to share multiple files between pb's, very useful if you own two. I have one for work one for leisure, but often use both tablets for working on docs. Great way to transfer pics!
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    If I have two PB with the same ID I can't make video calls????
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    ^^YES!

    Reason: Purely business. This will discourage users to use one BB ID to multiple PB's to increase the sale of Apps and games...
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    This is great info. Good to know. Thanks for posting guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Technology83 View Post
    If I have two PB with the same ID I can't make video calls????
    You can't make video calls between the two devices but you can still make calls to others.
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    In the same vein.. when I set up a Z10 do I use my current BBID from my playbook registration or should I create a new BBID for each phone (if we get two)?
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    Video calling works between two PlayBooks with the same BBID. You make the calls using the PlayBooks' PIN's. The only time it doesn't work is when the two PlayBooks, with the same BBID, share the same wi-fi hotspot.

    2 PlayBooks, 1 BBID, call using PIN's, different wi-fi hotspots YES
    2 PlayBooks, 1 BBID, call using PIN's, same wi-fi hotpot NO
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    Default Re: I have 2 PlayBook do I have to pay twice for the same applies?

    If I had 20 playbooks could I register with the same user ID and pay only once for the apps? What is the limit on the number of devices registered under one ID ? There is an ethical question in here somewhere. Of course we are familiar with the position Microsoft takes with their software. Personally I think that upgrades and bug fixes should be included in the original price and that you should be able to move the software to another machine. Major changes as from Win 7 to Win 8 might require a new purchase. Don't think app developers generally think it's OK to put it on as many machines as you want but some might go along with the idea as long as it is all in the family. The use with a phone and tablet is a different situation since this is the same person with logically only one ID. Same might be claimed for two tablets or more which one individual uses. And you could loan these out I suppose to your family or friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpash549 View Post
    If I had 20 playbooks could I register with the same user ID and pay only once for the apps? What is the limit on the number of devices registered under one ID ? There is an ethical question in here somewhere.
    RIM say you can have up to 5 devices sharing a BBID. As Apps are purchased by a BBID, not by a (device-unique) PIN, it follows that up to 5 PBs can share the same Apps, purchased once.

    It's all described in one of their knowledgebase articles, so RIM don't seem to be in any ethical dilemma over this.

    However, should anyone have personal ethical issues with this, I'm sure there's nothing stopping anyone from registering each device with a unique BBID.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbvinh View Post
    Video calling works between two PlayBooks with the same BBID. You make the calls using the PlayBooks' PIN's. The only time it doesn't work is when the two PlayBooks, with the same BBID, share the same wi-fi hotspot.

    2 PlayBooks, 1 BBID, call using PIN's, different wi-fi hotspots YES
    2 PlayBooks, 1 BBID, call using PIN's, same wi-fi hotpot NO
    That's not my experience. However, I'm glad it works for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbvinh View Post
    Video calling works between two PlayBooks with the same BBID. You make the calls using the PlayBooks' PIN's. The only time it doesn't work is when the two PlayBooks, with the same BBID, share the same wi-fi hotspot.

    2 PlayBooks, 1 BBID, call using PIN's, different wi-fi hotspots YES
    2 PlayBooks, 1 BBID, call using PIN's, same wi-fi hotpot NO
    This doesn't work for me either. This has been mentioned several times in the past year. But no one have proven that this works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbvinh View Post
    2 PlayBooks, 1 BBID, call using PIN's, different wi-fi hotspots YES
    How did you do this? I'm using different PIN's (of course) but still not working...
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshua_sx1 View Post
    How did you do this? I'm using different PIN's (of course) but still not working...
    I have to admit that I haven't verified it myself, though I do have 2 PlayBooks on the same BBID. The first thing I tried when calling by PIN's became available was to try it on my 2 PlayBooks on my home wi-fi and it didn't work. I posted about it and two people responded that they were able to do it, but the second PlayBook was somewhere else, on a different wi-fi hotspot. I guess they might have been mistaken, as three people on this thread says it doesn't work. I'll stop spreading the disinformation, unless I can verify it myself. Sorry.
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    No.

    Expectations when using the same BlackBerry ID on multiple devices
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbvinh View Post
    I have to admit that I haven't verified it myself, though I do have 2 PlayBooks on the same BBID. The first thing I tried when calling by PIN's became available was to try it on my 2 PlayBooks on my home wi-fi and it didn't work. I posted about it and two people responded that they were able to do it, but the second PlayBook was somewhere else, on a different wi-fi hotspot. I guess they might have been mistaken, as three people on this thread says it doesn't work. I'll stop spreading the disinformation, unless I can verify it myself. Sorry.
    Actually I did get this to work once. It was on the OS that Blackberry released and was pulled within a week due to some issues with this release. Once I upgraded to the next OS, it stopped working.

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