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Topic # 65983 10-Aug-2010 17:39
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I read the Kindle coming to NZ will use Vodafone's network and we will have free 3G data on it? If I'm correct, couldn't we just open the case, take the SIM card out and use it in a normal cellphone/laptop with a 3G modem? Not saying I'll do it because mum would flip if I opened hers (I have to buy her one but she's taking it off my laptop debt :D).

I'm just wondering, because when her's breaks I know what I'll be salvaging.
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  Reply # 365954 10-Aug-2010 18:10
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  Reply # 365955 10-Aug-2010 18:14
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1. Pretty sure there is no sim card in the kindle but could be wrong.

2. Even if there is a sim card in the kindle and you do manage to take it out somehow and put it in your phone, ONLY downloading kindle books from the kindle store is free and browsing wikipedia. Normal web browsing is charged at 99cents/MB to your amazon account.





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  Reply # 365957 10-Aug-2010 18:16
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I am not sure whether I should laugh or be intrigued... now I am just confused!:P

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  Reply # 365978 10-Aug-2010 19:02
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  Reply # 365979 10-Aug-2010 19:04
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I must say I also had this idea.
I didn't think it would be that easy.



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  Reply # 365986 10-Aug-2010 19:23
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Well that idea just struck me and I was just wondering if it would work or not. Because they said it does run on Vodafones network. And even if it did run on another network they would use sim card anyways unless they brought out Telecoms on CDMA network so they can just send us the US Kindles they use on Verizon / Sprint (Not sure which one but they're both CDMA). Which one do you think they use? ;P




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  Reply # 365989 10-Aug-2010 19:29
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tardtasticx: Well that idea just struck me and I was just wondering if it would work or not. Because they said it does run on Vodafones network. And even if it did run on another network they would use sim card anyways unless they brought out Telecoms on CDMA network so they can just send us the US Kindles they use on Verizon / Sprint (Not sure which one but they're both CDMA). Which one do you think they use? ;P

Look at the coverage map it is almost exactly the same as Vodafone's 3G network.

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  Reply # 366072 10-Aug-2010 23:12
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Pretty sure Vodafone can detect what devices are connected to their network, so that wouldn't work so well.




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  Reply # 366078 10-Aug-2010 23:28

tardtasticx: I read the Kindle coming to NZ will use Vodafone's network and we will have free 3G data on it? If I'm correct, couldn't we just open the case, take the SIM card out and use it in a normal cellphone/laptop with a 3G modem? Not saying I'll do it because mum would flip if I opened hers (I have to buy her one but she's taking it off my laptop debt :D).

I'm just wondering, because when her's breaks I know what I'll be salvaging.
Thats right, the screen *wink* 


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  Reply # 366287 11-Aug-2010 15:46
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SteveON:
tardtasticx: I read the Kindle coming to NZ will use Vodafone's network and we will have free 3G data on it? If I'm correct, couldn't we just open the case, take the SIM card out and use it in a normal cellphone/laptop with a 3G modem? Not saying I'll do it because mum would flip if I opened hers (I have to buy her one but she's taking it off my laptop debt :D).

I'm just wondering, because when her's breaks I know what I'll be salvaging.
Thats right, the screen *wink* 


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Thats your input? 




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  Reply # 366389 11-Aug-2010 19:05
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billgates: Normal web browsing is charged at 99cents/MB to your amazon account.



Wait what.. Nowhere is that mentioned? Citation needed please.

Johnr, can you dispell that one?

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  Reply # 366393 11-Aug-2010 19:14
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kyhwana2:
billgates: Normal web browsing is charged at 99cents/MB to your amazon account.



Wait what.. Nowhere is that mentioned? Citation needed please.

Johnr, can you dispell that one?


my info was incorrect. web browsing via experimental browser is free which is what I just read at amazon's info page.




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  Reply # 366394 11-Aug-2010 19:15
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yes.. but the experimental browsing is only available in the USA as far as I know

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  Reply # 366398 11-Aug-2010 19:28
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LennonNZ: yes.. but the experimental browsing is only available in the USA as far as I know


Except it works over wifi too?

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  Reply # 366746 12-Aug-2010 12:38
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it reminds me when the power companies came out with the "smart meters" that used the cellphone network to ring home to update the company, people got smart and removed the sim from the meter and used it to ring people and use data in 3g cards. it was rather funny when the installer told me that story 

 

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