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Old 11-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why is the BBM account on a OS10 linked to the BlackberryID?

Originally Posted by mwille64 View Post
I'm a BB fan and have supplied my family members all with BB10 devices. The devices for my underaged kids are registered under my BlackBerry ID until they are old enough.

Right now I can run register BBM with the BlackBerry ID only on one device making it impossible to use BBM within the family. It does not make any sense to lock / link BBM to the BlackBerry ID.

BBM for iOS and Android allows the account creation based on a mail address/account. That does make sense.

Can we please have BBM on OS10 run its own account (unlinked from the BlackBerry ID the device is registered with). That would be consistent!

I actually extend the request: please allow multiple BBM accounts per device - one being the active one.
Haha, I wish I saw this earlier. Your first problem is trying to register your whole family on one BBID. Yes, it does make sense. BBM is tied to a PIN or a BBID and that is tied into a device. One device, not four.

Your BBID IS your email account, the one you used to register. It wouldn't be consistent, it would be a nightmare.

Here is a solution. If you feel your children are too young to use a cellphone, then they shouldn't be using a cellphone. Parental Controls also work.
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