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  1. dphjeff's Avatar
    That's pin number. Each BB device has it's own pin number. However, when you first use your playbook you need to register with email address and password plus your credit card for apps payment. Both my playbook have the same BBID, I'm still trying to figure out how to call each other.
    Did you try calling your PlayBooks with the Pin numbers? Or do they have to have different email addresses?
    10-01-13 09:09 AM
  2. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Did you try calling your PlayBooks with the Pin numbers? Or do they have to have different email addresses?
    That's the only way for PB to call each with the same BBID. I go back and forth on both It's just keep calling and eventually fail.
    10-01-13 09:12 AM
  3. dphjeff's Avatar
    Doesn't each playbook have its own ID?
    Also, to double check - nothing to do with any bridging to a BB phone, right?
    This is how to get your PIN number:
    1. Minimize crackberry.
    2. Pull down on top of screen and go to about.
    3. Push down arrow beside General.
    4. Push on Hardware .
    5. Your PIN number is the first line.
    Hope this helps.
    10-01-13 09:16 AM
  4. jh07's Avatar
    That's the only way for PB to call each with the same BBID. I go back and forth on both It's just keep calling and eventually fail.
    Forget the BBID, you call the devices Pin

    Posted via CB10
    10-01-13 10:49 AM
  5. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Forget the BBID, you call the devices Pin

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    I did. It dial for a long time and It just keep saying the contact is unavailable.
    10-01-13 11:15 AM
  6. dphjeff's Avatar
    I did. It dial for a long time and It just keep saying the contact is unavailable.
    I'm think they need different email addresses. Plus, look at the email addresses installed for you video contacts they may be wrong and give you an error or contact is unavailable. For some reason when you add an email to your contacts it alphabetically attaches its self to you video contacts.
    10-01-13 11:43 AM
  7. jh07's Avatar
    I did. It dial for a long time and It just keep saying the contact is unavailable.
    The PlayBook can call the z10, but not the other way around.

    Posted via CB10
    10-01-13 12:29 PM
  8. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    I found it - saw the red flashing light - and yes under a stack of papers on my table.
    Still a serious issue - can't we get it to ding constantly or something so we can find it?

    Maybe you should just clean your desk off. Holy christ.
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    10-01-13 01:01 PM
  9. dphjeff's Avatar
    Maybe you should just clean your desk off. Holy christ.
    Why didn't we think of that!
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    10-01-13 01:38 PM
  10. kbz1960's Avatar
    It was originally designed to be just a companion device to the BlackBerry phone. Then Apple announced their iPad, so RIM felt they needed to directly compete with it and so they announced that it would be a fully-functional tablet, but since this was never planned, it turned out to be half-baked. It's still an excellent device though, especially at today's prices.

    --Q10 and Canadian all the way! Posted via CB10 on 10.2.0.1443. #IChooseBlackBerry10
    ??????? The ipad was out long before the pb was even thought about.
    10-01-13 01:58 PM
  11. sad_old_man's Avatar
    Don't bother boys I just rang his pb and got the engaged tone?

    Posted via CB10
    10-01-13 02:36 PM
  12. castoridae's Avatar
    Maybe you should just clean your desk off. Holy christ.
    it could have been set down anywhere - like most people, i walk around with it, so nothing to do with desk clean or no.
    10-07-13 10:33 AM
  13. dphjeff's Avatar
    it could have been set down anywhere - like most people, i walk around with it, so nothing to do with desk clean or no.
    Come on Beaver, your telling us that you desk doesn't have a stack filing system.
    10-07-13 10:43 AM
  14. castoridae's Avatar
    Did you try calling your PlayBooks with the Pin numbers? Or do they have to have different email addresses?
    Interesting issue. On the BB site/store, you get a prompt that says something like 'this is a different device - do you want it to have the same ID?' -- it seemed like a good idea at the time,so I said yes.
    Hopefully using the pin number will enable the playbooks to communicate? Families would use this, so it has to be possible, even when you have told BB to use the same id?
    10-07-13 10:47 AM
  15. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Interesting issue. On the BB site/store, you get a prompt that says something like 'this is a different device - do you want it to have the same ID?' -- it seemed like a good idea at the time,so I said yes.
    Hopefully using the pin number will enable the playbooks to communicate? Families would use this, so it has to be possible, even when you have told BB to use the same id?
    I could assign different BBID for each playbook, except I do purchase quite a few apps on going basis and do not want to pay twice for the apps. I do not live in a big space, both my pb sitting side by site most days, there's very little chance I'll lose it at home. It's still nice to be able to call each other up base on PIN instead of BBID. This is why we need BBM on playbook.
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    10-07-13 10:59 AM
  16. Cynycl's Avatar
    I could assign different BBID for each playbook, except I do purchase quite a few apps on going basis and do not want to pay twice for the apps. I do not live in a big space, both my pb sitting side by site most days, there's very little chance I'll lose it at home. It's still nice to be able to call each other up base on PIN instead of BBID. This is why we need BBM on playbook.
    I know your not a gamer so I would be interested if you've found any worthwhile apps.
    10-07-13 11:03 AM
  17. dphjeff's Avatar
    Interesting issue. On the BB site/store, you get a prompt that says something like 'this is a different device - do you want it to have the same ID?' -- it seemed like a good idea at the time,so I said yes.
    Hopefully using the pin number will enable the playbooks to communicate? Families would use this, so it has to be possible, even when you have told BB to use the same id?
    Have you tried call your other PlayBook? I have personally set up my four PlayBooks up with different ID's just so not to have problems. I am interested in knowing if it works for you.
    10-07-13 11:06 AM
  18. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    I know your not a gamer so I would be interested if you've found any worthwhile apps.
    You are right, but I'm a hoarder. I collect apps and games and rarely uses them. Most of it was suggestions from this forum. Remembering the milk was a surprise for me because I thought it's only available for BB10. Audio Memos. Conqu is a decent task manager. Tablet TV the paid version is a hit and miss. There's a nice Photo Editor app. Otherwise it's pretty much redundancy of apps I got.
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    10-07-13 11:36 AM
  19. castoridae's Avatar
    Have you tried call your other PlayBook? I have personally set up my four PlayBooks up with different ID's just so not to have problems. I am interested in knowing if it works for you.
    I haven't had a reason to try this until I misplaced one of two. As I said, most people who also have playbooks that I know are on this site. Is it possible to re-assign an id to one of them on the BB site, or is it truly possible to video chat between the 2 using the pins?
    10-07-13 03:06 PM
  20. castoridae's Avatar
    You are right, but I'm a hoarder. I collect apps and games and rarely uses them. Most of it was suggestions from this forum. Remembering the milk was a surprise for me because I thought it's only available for BB10. Audio Memos. Conqu is a decent task manager. Tablet TV the paid version is a hit and miss. There's a nice Photo Editor app. Otherwise it's pretty much redundancy of apps I got.
    I use a couple of free photo apps for cropping:
    How do you turn on the locate my playbook function?-air_20131007_00001.jpg

    I haven't tried any apps for watching tablet tv but just watching the free tv uploads sounds about the same as what you paid for - hit and miss.
    Attached Thumbnails How do you turn on the locate my playbook function?-air_20131007_00001.jpg  
    10-07-13 03:17 PM
  21. 9Jer99's Avatar
    Have you looked in the trash can?
    11-03-13 08:52 AM
  22. leticeberry's Avatar
    I'm embarrassed to write this post, but I lost my playbook in my house too and can't find it. I'm reading here that you can call your playbook, but I see no detailed instructions on how to do it. Can someone please give me directions on how to call your playbook from your Z10? I also still have my 9900 if I need to use that instead. Thank you.
    03-13-14 08:57 AM
  23. castoridae's Avatar
    I'm embarrassed to write this post, but I lost my playbook in my house too and can't find it. I'm reading here that you can call your playbook, but I see no detailed instructions on how to do it. Can someone please give me directions on how to call your playbook from your Z10? I also still have my 9900 if I need to use that instead. Thank you.
    One reasonable suggestion I got was email yourself and listen for the ding - may take a few tries
    03-13-14 09:14 AM
  24. parbrook's Avatar
    That's pin number. Each BB device has it's own pin number. However, when you first use your playbook you need to register with email address and password plus your credit card for apps payment. Both my playbook have the same BBID, I'm still trying to figure out how to call each other.
    I believe that you can only call each other when you are both on the same network when you have the same BBID on both devices.
    03-13-14 09:22 AM
  25. leticeberry's Avatar
    One reasonable suggestion I got was email yourself and listen for the ding - may take a few tries
    I tried that with my Z10, but it didn't work. Would it work if I fire up and use the 9900?
    03-13-14 09:55 AM
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