The short answer is yes, you can have two Ticketmaster accounts associated with the same phone number. However, there are some important things to keep in mind when doing this.
Why would someone want two Ticketmaster accounts?
There are a few reasons why someone might want two Ticketmaster accounts with the same phone number:
- To separate purchases for work and personal reasons – For example, if you buy tickets for yourself as well as for your company or organization. You may want to keep these purchases separate for accounting purposes.
- To take advantage of new customer promotions – Ticketmaster sometimes offers deals for new customers only. Having a second account allows you to take advantage of these.
- To increase your ticket buying limit – Each Ticketmaster account has a limit on how many tickets you can buy for a single event. Having two accounts effectively doubles your ticket buying power.
- To store payment information separately – You may want to store a personal credit card on one account and a corporate card on the other.
How to create a second Ticketmaster account
Creating a second Ticketmaster account with the same phone number is easy. Here’s how:
- Go to Ticketmaster.com and click “My Account” at the top right.
- Click on “Create Account” (even though you already have one).
- Enter your email address, phone number, and password to create the new account.
- Verify your phone number when Ticketmaster sends a code.
And that’s it! You now have two separate Ticketmaster accounts that share the same phone number. Keep in mind that:
- You’ll have separate login credentials for each account.
- Verification codes will be sent to the same phone number when logging in or making purchases.
- Your purchase history and saved payment methods will not be shared between accounts.
Using two Ticketmaster accounts responsibly
While having two Ticketmaster accounts is allowed, there are some best practices you should follow to stay within their terms of service:
- Don’t buy more tickets than the published ticket limit allows. Doing so may get your accounts flagged or canceled.
- Don’t buy tickets just to resell them at a higher price. Ticketmaster heavily regulates ticket resales.
- Don’t share your login credentials between accounts. This is technically account sharing, which is prohibited.
- Monitor both accounts carefully for any unusual activity that could signal fraud or unauthorized access.
As long as you use your accounts reasonably and don’t intentionally abuse Ticketmaster policies, having two accounts with the same number should not be an issue.
Potential problems with two Ticketmaster accounts
Although having two Ticketmaster accounts with the same number is allowed, there are some potential downsides to be aware of:
- Receiving verification codes – Since codes are sent to the same number, it may not be clear which account they are for. This could lead to entering codes in the wrong account.
- Confusion tracking purchases – With purchases split across two accounts, it may be harder to get a complete picture of your Ticketmaster activity.
- Multiple passwords to remember – Having a separate password for each account means more chance of forgetting login credentials.
- Higher risk of flagged activity – Rapid purchases across two accounts may look suspicious to Ticketmaster’s fraud algorithms.
While inconvenient, none of these issues are dealbreakers. Being organized and staying on top of activity across both accounts can mitigate most potential problems.
Tips for managing two Ticketmaster accounts
To make having two Ticketmaster accounts work smoothly, keep these tips in mind:
- Use different passwords for each account and store them securely.
- Create calendar reminders to help remember which account is which.
- Double check which account verification codes are for before entering.
- Frequently check purchase history on both accounts.
- Add your work email to your corporate account for easier organization.
- Save payment methods appropriately – personal on one, corporate on the other.
- Stick to Ticketmaster’s ticket limits across both accounts.
A little bit of diligence goes a long way in preventing confusion between accounts. Also take advantage of account tools like saved payment methods and purchase histories.
When not to use two Ticketmaster accounts
While there are legitimate reasons for having two Ticketmaster accounts, there are also some circumstances where it is not recommended:
- If you are buying tickets specifically to resell them at a profit, this violates many event ticket terms of service.
- If you are attempting to circumvent ticket purchasing limits imposed by Ticketmaster.
- If you are sharing or selling access to the accounts, which is account sharing.
- If you are using bot programs that automatically purchase tickets, also prohibited.
- If you are purchasing tickets on behalf of someone else, for a fee. This is regulated ticket brokering.
It’s fine to use two accounts for reasonable personal and professional purposes. But intentional misuse could potentially get you banned from the platform.
What to do if your Ticketmaster accounts get banned
If Ticketmaster detects what they deem as abuse or misuse of multiple accounts, they may ban one or both accounts. Here is what you can do if you receive a ban:
- Carefully review their terms of service and acceptable use policy to understand what activities are prohibited.
- Double check that both accounts have been used appropriately and within stated limits.
- Contact Ticketmaster customer support and politely inquire about the reason for the ban.
- Provide any evidence you have that your accounts and purchases were legitimate.
- Request a review of the ban decision by Ticketmaster management.
- If the ban is not reversed, patiently wait out the ban period and restart with a clean slate.
Bans don’t necessarily have to be permanent. If you keep good records and make your case calmly, there is a decent chance Ticketmaster will reverse an incorrect ban. Just be mindful of their rules going forward.
At the end of the day, having two Ticketmaster accounts associated with the same phone number is perfectly acceptable. Just be sure to use them properly, within stated limits, and not with the intent of taking advantage of the system.
Be organized, keep good records, follow their terms of service, and you should have no issues buying tickets for both your personal and professional needs on Ticketmaster.
Happy ticket hunting!