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The WIFI is fine so long as you can enter the password when setting up the connection (as you would at home). Whenever I have had to visit a webpage to enter a username/password (hotspot-wise like in a hotel or coffee shop) it fails miserably.
I'm glad I have the 3G.
It's very unlikely anyone will know the answer to this but I thought I'd ask anyway....
My sister lives in France. I'm considering buying her a Kindle for her birthday as she's a bookaholic. The Amazon.fr site redirects to Amazon.com for details on the Kindle. Does anyone know if she will be able to download English language books via Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk?
RR - That was my point of view when I got it. I travel a lot with work and have been able to download books very easily over 3G when I need to.
Tikka - it may not be relevant, but I imagine they will come from Amazon.com like the American Kindles. The UK ones you can register in either the US or the UK. It may also depend on whether the publisher allows the English laguage book to be sold in France.
Love my kindle, I'm an avid reader and I think it's THE best piece of kit I own ( well apart from my race bike, which isn't allowed in the bedroom, unlike the kindle )
Buy one you won't regret it.
Hiya - i love my kindle cannot rate it highly enough! It comes everywhere with me and just allows me to escape (especially when travelling).
Thinking back on it - i would definitely have gone for the 3G over just the wifi... it just makes a lot more sense when i'm out and about and want to go to the kindle store. With 3G it also means that you can access certain website all of the time (e.g. wikipedia). For £41 -it's nothing.
@TIkka - A colleague has had the same issue. She'll need to buy it from amazon.com and then register the account to .fr. It's a tad annoying and i'm hoping that they start accommodating the central european market too. She can buy any of the books she wants from .com or alternatively from .fr
I had the same thing Jogblog. Fantastic replacement service and very quick - no questions asked!
Update - 3G bought, delivered, charged, stuff downloaded, fab!
I hadn't realised about the newspaper feature - now that's handy. Only downside appears to be that due to dodgy local reception I only seem to be able to get a reliable 3G signal in the bathroom but as long as I don't drop it in the bath I reckon I'll be OK.
I do. I use a ziplock bag.
I'll get a proper beach prof bag for the summer hols.
My screen has developed a problem. Live chat with Amazon they have deregistered the defunct one and are sending me a new one along with a postage paid returns label.
Excellent customer service.
Chuffing love money and it means I now have space in my suitcase for clothes when I go on holiday rather than just paperbacks.
I also love the books for less than a quid on amazon and shackletons diary which is free and mindblowingly good if you stick with it
@Beebs - I had the exact same thing. You'll need to "refresh" your Kindle. I had all of the books on my computer - so I wiped the kindle clean and then put them all back on. Once it had refreshed it works as you expect.
I cannot recommend the customer service enough. They are very friendly and helpful and the turn around time is fantastic.
Emmy I did the update as recommended and then sent all my books wirelessly. Previously once I'd read them I put them into the archive folder but I can't seem to do that anymore
They are now all on my Home page which I don't like
Agree re customer service absolutely spot on.