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#92783 5-Nov-2011 22:20
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Hi,
I'm not up with how the 3G works - if I buy a 3G Kindle, does that mean I can go onto the internet anywhere and it will not cost anything?  Or would I pay extra to my ISP?
Thanks for advice

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  #541565 5-Nov-2011 23:46
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The WhisperNet service is free for books and wikipedia (to my knowledge), anything else is extra.

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  #541590 6-Nov-2011 02:32
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APart from whispernet and wikipedia, you can't use the 3G for anything else here in NZ.

 
 
 
 


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  #541603 6-Nov-2011 08:30
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Thanks very much for your replies.  This is just what I needed to know.

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  #541606 6-Nov-2011 08:58
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If you have a US-based account you can access the Internet through the browser, at no cost, even while out of the US. If have a non-US account then your free access is limited to Wikipedia and the Whispernet (the book distribution).

This means all Amazon eBooks are always distributed free, regardless of where you are, over the 3G network. The 3G comes preconfigured, ready to use. You don't need to do anything. No contracts, no balances.

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  #542345 8-Nov-2011 08:13
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freitasm:
Shameless plug: I hope you are buying the Kindle through us.


I did, and its really good. Delivery in something like 3-4 days.
There is a slight problem though - its a christmas present, but its very very tempting to start using it now.


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  #542349 8-Nov-2011 08:29
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Thanks guys, yes if we go ahead we will definitely buy thru here. Have yet to decide whether to just use our android phones or get the bigger screen via kindle

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  #542361 8-Nov-2011 08:44
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If you do a lot of reading, definitely get a kindle (or other ereader). So much easier to read.

 
 
 
 


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  #542380 8-Nov-2011 09:25
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PhilM:
freitasm:
Shameless plug: I hope you are buying the Kindle through us.


I did, and its really good. Delivery in something like 3-4 days.
There is a slight problem though - its a christmas present, but its very very tempting to start using it now.



We bought three Kindles to give at xmas. Last year Amazon was so overloaded with Kindle orders that anything purchased in December was delivered end of January.

For others reading: if you want four days delivery, order now. December will be too late.
 




 

 

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  #542401 8-Nov-2011 10:02
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I have a 4.3" Android, and a Kindle 3G, and read a moderate amount. The Android I find I cant read for more than five minutes at a time (good for waiting rooms etc).

At home, the Kindle for me is as good as a book, and I can read it for hours at a time.







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  #542570 8-Nov-2011 13:42
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tonyhughes: I have a 4.3" Android, and a Kindle 3G, and read a moderate amount. The Android I find I cant read for more than five minutes at a time (good for waiting rooms etc).

At home, the Kindle for me is as good as a book, and I can read it for hours at a time.


I've spent an entire day (literally) reading books on my kindle. It is <3


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  #542922 9-Nov-2011 07:28
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freitasm: Shameless plug: I hope you are buying the Kindle through us.


Why? Is it cheaper than buying it direct from Amazon?

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  #542924 9-Nov-2011 07:34
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Slightly cheaper I think, and we get 6% commission on each sale. Usually delivery is in three to four days (I bought a Kindle on Sunday and received on Thursday) and if you don't mind waiting a bit it means you help us.






 

 

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  #545405 14-Nov-2011 23:01
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so the wireless kindle uses your own wireless to download books, whereas the 3g works anywhere with no sim, no money?
thanks




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  #545436 15-Nov-2011 06:16
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b0untypure1: so the wireless kindle uses your own wireless to download books, whereas the 3g works anywhere with no sim, no money?
thanks


It has a SIM, and the roaming data costs are built into the cost of products you buy.


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  #545460 15-Nov-2011 08:46
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As said it has a SIM, sumpplied by Amazon, you can't change it, and the cost of downloading books is built into the price of the book itself (which would be a few cents only, knowing ebooks are relatively small).

There's no contracts, no configurations, nothing. All automatic.




 

 

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