SHOULD I use same BB ID for BB and PB?
Okay guys, I'm using a Torch 9800, been using it for a year now. I just got a playbook and my dad's getting to me on Thursday, it has not been set up and I'll be doing the initial setup once I get it.
Now, I've read a lot of posts here that say the same BB ID for two devices create issues and every time a purchase is made from a devicce, it is counted as a device switch and we're only allowed 15 a year. So comes the inevitable question, should I use the same ID I use with my Torch or make a new ID?
I haven't purchased any apps with my Torch, but I will buy apps on the PB, and I don't want to be locked outof BBWorld on either devie.
Any help/advice would be appreciated!
- 03-03-13, 05:49 AM #2
I'm using same ID on both the PlayBook and Z10 (previously on a Torch 9810). It doesn't count as device switch, so you don't need to worry there. Some developers allow you to purchase with one BBID and use on other device that has same BBID too, but not all of them do that so you may have to buy for both PlayBook and Z10 when you get one if you want the app on both even if you use same BBID on both. Using different BBID you definitely have to pay if you want an app on both.
Only issue could be in BBM and any other video chat apps from PlayBook to Phone that rely on BBID, as BBM isn't out for the PlayBook yet we don't know how that is going to work. At the moment Z10's can talk to playbook using video chat using PIN numbers as contact method.
- 03-03-13, 07:58 AM #5
- 03-03-13, 07:58 AM #6
No if you wanting to video chat from Z10 to the Playbook do not use same BBID, but you can video chat from Playbook to Z10 on same BBID, i hope Blackberry fixes this issue as i am on same BBID and want to video chat from Z10 to Playbook, not other way around as i let my kid use playbook at times outside.
Yes if your not wanting to video chat from Z10 to Playbook.
Having Same BBID allows you to install apps that your previously purchased as long as they are in BB10 format and in hopes the ones that are not will be.
Anyways i use a program called Faceflow on Z10 in which i can video chat from Z10 to playbook, only thing is you have to use faceflow on playbook from the browser from the faceflow website, which works flawlessly by the way and its all FREE. They have yet to develop an install app for playbook.
Just makes sure you signup different accounts for faceflow one for playbook and other for z10.
Which brings me to my question i asked before, does anyone have a .bar file for FaceFlow that works on playbook?
- 03-04-13, 12:09 PM #10
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- 03-04-13, 12:43 PM #11
So that means I'd be limited by, say 15 Blackberry bits of kit sharing one ID (you know, a greedy 8 Playbooks and several other BB phones etc)and not just my two Playbooks which I continually switch between depending on where I am? If so, that's great news. I only have two Playbooks but they share the same ID and I switch between them for the App World a lot. I just want to be sure I'm okay to keep doing this.
- 03-04-13, 02:45 PM #12
AppWorld seems to keep a note of the "active PB", which is the one you used to get an App last. If you connect to AppWorld with a different PB (with the same BBID), a dialog box pops up to say (something like) "you are using a different PB PIN nnnnnnnn". Just hit "OK" and continue and now this new PB will become the "Active PB". I must have played this switcheroo game literally hundreds of times now.
So carry on as you are.
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