General one default gmail account -- two phones

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rosh400, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. rosh400

    rosh400 Active Member
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    This is my first post though I've read many before I purchased our new phones. My wife and I both upgraded to the Eris on Sunday. I love the phone. Even she, who always complains about gadgets, loves the phone. When we bought the phones, I wanted to set up our shared email account as the default account on both phones. The sales guy at the VZ store said we could not do that. Not sure why. We run it on multiple computers and mulitple phones. Anyway, I set up a second gmail account and when I got home, I linked them but I would prefer to use the single account as the default account on both phones. Can I do this or was the sales guy correct? Thanks in advance for your input.
     

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  2. waremaster

    waremaster Well-Known Member
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    The reason you are not supposed to do that is because of the Market. You could purchase an app on one phone and use it on both. But if you were to reset one of the phones back to factory and basically start over I do not see any reason you could not do it.

    It is a similar situation to the apple store. It is tied to your itunes account. So if you had say an iPod Touch and an iPhone you could theoretically purchase an app or game on the iphone then re-download it again on the iPod Touch at no charge because Apple simply thinks you are re downloading the app which is free once you already purchased it.
     
  3. rosh400

    rosh400 Active Member
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    Thanks for the quick reply. I will see if I get any other responses before I try resetting the account.

    Actually Apple explicitly lets you share apps just like they let you share songs. Itunes 9.x has homeshare capability. Both my boys of Ipod touches and the apps seamlessly sync between their computers.

    Any other takers on my post?
     
  4. gregandgail

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    My wife and I did this exact thing. We do have one problem though... When I add a calendar event it syncs to the google calendar, but when she adds an event from her phone it doesn't sync. Her's gets listed on her phone under "My Calendar" and never syncs. Has anyone else tried this?

    Everything else seems to work fine.
     

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