Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19
Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Trusted
BitSignal
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 387612 4-Oct-2010 11:55
Send private message

It works, but I don't think it is free outside of the US.




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

2450 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 147


  Reply # 387625 4-Oct-2010 12:27
Send private message

irangejuice: Does the Kindle 3 3G support experimental free 3G browsing like the American version?

AFAIK it only lets you access amazons servers and wikipedia, you can't browse to any sites outside of those..

 
 
 
 


Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Trusted
BitSignal
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 387674 4-Oct-2010 13:33
Send private message

kyhwana2:
irangejuice: Does the Kindle 3 3G support experimental free 3G browsing like the American version?

AFAIK it only lets you access amazons servers and wikipedia, you can't browse to any sites outside of those..


You can browse other sites, but it's not free. 




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

17 posts

Geek


  Reply # 387705 4-Oct-2010 14:59
Send private message

Strange, so how does one read blogs and such?

Also, if it's not free how does the $ charging work?

Only reason I'm asking why is because I'm still trying to decide between the 3G and non-3G model.


Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Trusted
BitSignal
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 387709 4-Oct-2010 15:01
Send private message

Kindles should be tied to an Amazon account. Not sure how the billing happens when you don't have a CC on file with them.

Go with the 3G only if you have a phone that doesn't do 3G hotspot (like Android/WinPhone/jailbroken iPhones).




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

17 posts

Geek


  Reply # 387712 4-Oct-2010 15:07
Send private message

Oh yeah! Forgot about portable hotspots

Cheers! ordering a kindle3 now :D

2450 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 147


  Reply # 387728 4-Oct-2010 15:31
Send private message

I've seen reports of it just failing and saying you don't have access if you try to browse over 3G in other countries? I should dig those up..



BDFL - Memuneh
61784 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 12437

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 389161 7-Oct-2010 13:26
Send private message

I just got a message from Ian (Nutshell), a New Zealand company that makes smartphone holders, covers with his latest creation - the Amazon Kindle 3G+WiFi leather sleeve. With natural anti-static lining (kill the possums!)

The price is set in US$, but he can make it NZ$ 1:1 (plus GST). If you want details, contact Ian here on Geekzone.




5 posts

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 392350 15-Oct-2010 18:47
Send private message

Got one already. It's really nice

1332 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 152
Inactive user


  Reply # 393063 18-Oct-2010 10:10
Send private message

I've just ordered mine (6", 3G & Wi-Fi) via the affiliate link. I'm pretty excited for it to arrive, looks like my shipping time has gone back to normal and should arrive between 20-22nd October according to Amazon :D

Few questions for 3G owners:

Have you tried browsing via 3G? What kind of charges did you receive? I am curious to know how the billing works exactly. Are you able to browse Wikipedia or any other websites free of charge?

I decided against purchasing a case from Amazon when I saw Ian's case. Will investigate that today as well.

As for the Amazon e-books affiliate link, if I follow the link from here or a bookmark will it still net you affiliate rewards (assuming I make a purchase) no matter how much looking around I do in the store? Just don't want it timing out on me or something silly.

Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Trusted
BitSignal
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 393084 18-Oct-2010 10:35
Send private message

1080p: I've just ordered mine (6", 3G & Wi-Fi) via the affiliate link. I'm pretty excited for it to arrive, looks like my shipping time has gone back to normal and should arrive between 20-22nd October according to Amazon :D

Few questions for 3G owners:

Have you tried browsing via 3G? What kind of charges did you receive? I am curious to know how the billing works exactly. Are you able to browse Wikipedia or any other websites free of charge?


I'm not on the 3G, but the Kindle ties into your Amazon account. If you have a credit card stored with them, it will use that.  

1080p: I decided against purchasing a case from Amazon when I saw Ian's case. Will investigate that today as well.

As for the Amazon e-books affiliate link, if I follow the link from here or a bookmark will it still net you affiliate rewards (assuming I make a purchase) no matter how much looking around I do in the store? Just don't want it timing out on me or something silly.


There is no timeout. If you click on the affiliate link, it will use that. Unless you navigate to a different website and then through to another Amazon page. 




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

2450 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 147


  Reply # 394690 22-Oct-2010 10:25
Send private message

Has anyone actually tried browsing on the 3G yet? besides wikipedia?

3044 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 467

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 394999 23-Oct-2010 12:14
Send private message


kyhwana2: Has anyone actually tried browsing on the 3G yet? besides wikipedia?


It doesn't work.  You get a message stating that some countries don't support the functionality, and it fails.  You need a WiFi connection to browse outside Wikipedia and the Kindle store (you can't even access Amazon.com).  You don't get charged though.




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


1301 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 270


  Reply # 395146 24-Oct-2010 02:37
Send private message

I've had my Kindle awhile now and really love it! I use it with Amazon's leather case that has the pull-out light - just perfect for reading in bed with the lights off & without disturbing anyone else.

If you are looking for a waterproof cover (for reading in the bath, at the beach over summer, etc) look out for the TPU Guide Accessory Case by Sea to Summit. It's water & dust proof, abrasion resistant, and clear enough that the Kindle screen is still very easy to read.

The large size (155 x 210 mm) fits the Kindle perfectly.

Bivouac don't show them in their online store & will order them in if the retail store doesn't have stock. I paid just under $30.

1301 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 270


  Reply # 395148 24-Oct-2010 02:53
Send private message

magu: Kindles should be tied to an Amazon account. Not sure how the billing happens when you don't have a CC on file with them.


Amazon throws an error message telling you to add a credit card if one isn't already entered.

About using US addresses - be careful. I had my old US address still on file on my account so used it to get a couple of books. Part way through one transaction I got a message saying I was accessing the account from outside the US & asking me to change my address. Being smart, I figured that US citizens travel outside the US so why shouldn't I use the address they had used with my account for years. I tried to buy one more book & poof! was locked out of my account.

My Kindle was still able to access the books I'd purchased but it took a week of talking to Amazon before I had access to my account again.

Get this - if a US resident travels and tries to buy books from another country they have to temporarily change their country address too. Or phone Amazon and jump through all the hoops I had to go through. Taking the Kindle overseas from here also means changing the Amazon account if we want to purchase books from other countries. To me, thats a huge fail. I am going to be travelling through three different countries soon and won't always be able to update my Amazon account with address details as I travel. PITA. Amazon said the only way to avoid this is to load up before leaving home and don't try to buy overseas.

I'm following this up with Amazon because I believe that their geo restrictions & the way they are handling them is contrary to their advertising. A BBB complaint may follow.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.