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Forums Veteran I
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

same BB ID on more than one Playbook?

Just going to the store to get another PB (at £149 for the 32GB it would be silly not to)

Can I set it up with the same BB ID as the 16GB one I own ? And if so do I still get access to my purchased apps?  

 

Studied the KBs but couldn't find definitive answer, only about upgrades.

 

Thanks.

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Posts: 162
Registered: ‎01-11-2012
My Device: BlackBerry 9790, BlackBerry PlayBook 64Gb, BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha
My Carrier: MTS

Re: same BB ID on more than one Playbook?

Hi jarviser,

No, you can't have the same BBID on two PlayBooks. But you can use your old BBID on the new PB. In that case your old PlayBook asks you to set new BBID.
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Oleg

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Forums Veteran I
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

Re: same BB ID on more than one Playbook?

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So I can make up any new BB ID I want during setup, but I would need to re-purchase any paid-for Apps?  (I need to keep the original ID running on the "old" playbook)

 

 

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Forums Veteran I
Posts: 2,077
Registered: ‎10-10-2010
My Device: Priv
My Carrier: Three UK

Re: same BB ID on more than one Playbook?

You can use the same Blackberry ID on up to 5 playbooks I think from memory. 

 

The only issue you will encounter is trying to make video calls between the two. 

Forums Veteran I
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

Re: same BB ID on more than one Playbook?

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I decided to put in a new ID following the first advice, and also as I am making videochat calls between the two playbooks whilst a family member is on vacation borrowing my other one, so they need different IDs.

 

I would like to mark one answer as a solution but I have two diametrically opposed answers!

 

so I'll just have to wipe then try and set up my new one with the existing ID when the old one is returned to me and come back.  It would be nice to have access to my purchases on both, as per Apple's practice.

 

Thanks all.

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