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Activating Phone / Google Play / E-Mail
Ordered my first Android phone and should receive it tomorrow. Talking to a person at the store and a friend who has an Android I am concerned/confused on an issue that seems important.
I have a Google Apps account - that is my e-mail account - all of our family e-mail is in this Google App Domain. What this means is I use gmail - but I log in with Name@domain.ext then password in Gmail. The guy at the verizon store said I'd need a 'g-mail' specific account to even activate the phone - he didn't think my Google App account would work. My friend said I'd only need a Google e-mail for the Google Play / Store.
And - I've noticed that Google play now shows up in my e-mail and Calendar menu bar. So a lot of text to ask?
1) Do I need a gmail account to activate my new phone (Droid through Verizon).
2) If Yes can it be my Google Apps e-mail?
3) Can I use my Google Apps e-mail for Google Play?
Thank you in advance!
- 03-26-2012, 10:06 PM #2
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Re: Activating Phone / Google Play / E-Mail
A Google Apps account should work fine for activating the phone/Play Store/email/etc on the phone. It is basically gmail, just with some different information.
SOME features are not available (yet) with Google Apps accounts however, such as "chrome-to-phone". Maybe some others but I can't remember off the top of my head.
- 01-26-2013, 02:32 PM #3
- 01-26-2013, 10:29 PM #4