[LINK] Dick Smith Advertisement for Fictional Color Amazon Kindle

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 10:58:51 AEST 2011

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 20:09, Paul Bolger <pbolger at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does this mean you can (if you choose to ignore the terms of service)
> use the Kindle as a free mobile web browser? Does anyone here have
> one, and know if this works?

As far as I know you can use it to browse Wikipedia, but nothing beyond that.

You have to understand that Amazon.com´s global 3G network aka
Whispernet is actually not Amazon.com´s but Amazon.com pays a price
for global 3G roaming on AT&T´s network (or other local networks which
have roaming agreements with AT&T).

In fact, the SIM card inside Kindle readers is an at&t one. So in
other words you get the same connectivity as any AT&T 3g phone user
from the usa who is using roaming overseas.

But, also, Amazon.com doesn´t charge its kindle users any monthly fee,
so this level of global connectivity must be funded by earnings from
book sales and Kindle reader device sales.

That´s why there is a cap on the data each kindle user is suppossed to
transfer with average usage, and that´s why they limit the sites you
can access.

You can´t have your cake and eat it too.


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