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The Book Corner / Re: What percentage of books you read are in e-format?
« on: February 13, 2011, 09:08:34 AM »
100% - and the ones I can't get digitally yet, I keep requesting.  There are so many books out there that I can read while I wait for the book that is not available on Kindle to be available on Kindle.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: I'm NOT slamming Kindle 3G users . . .
« on: January 15, 2011, 02:59:48 PM »
I use my 3G quite often.  I live off the grid and that is how I get my magazine's and newspapers delivered.  Also, in airports, I will browse the book stores, get on the plane and then download my book for reading on the plane.   Not all planes have wireless,  although it is getting more common.  I love the independence that the 3G provides as I do not have to worry about when and if a wireless source will be available.

I now do have the option of using my phone as a wireless hotspot, but why bother when the 3G is so handy and already built in the K2.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: INFINITY Game - Word Association
« on: April 22, 2010, 01:44:33 PM »
Frankenstein

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ok, I understand the feeds.  In Mexico with the KK I could not get much of anything so did without and have not really missed it.
But I have so many books on my kindle I have a problem deciding which book is next!

Anju - in reality I am probably just lazy   - but it equates to having to drive to the store to get the paper verses - getting it delivered to your door ;D

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I can understand the problem with cell phones and bars, but since you can download books to your kindle directly from Amazon, Smashwords, etc., to your computer I don't understand the problem unless your computer does not work either  ???
Anju,

My specific issue is that I live off the grid, and purposely purchase my kindle so I could get my subscriptions and downloads WITHOUT hooking my kindle up to a computers.   I also have several Kindle Feeds set to be delivered as well.

I do not chose to hook up my computer and sync my Kindle everytime I want to read a book or get my feeds.  That is by I pay a few pennies to have my feeds sent to my Kindle and was one of the features of the Kindle product that made me want it.

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The end result - Amazon is sending me a one time replacement with a US Wireless.  When I purchase any in the future, they will have to be refurbished.  In a way that is a bummer, but I understand.  They did look on the maps for my home and office and could see that it was a lower signal area (edge), but once again, Amazon Customer support came through.

Maybe the next device will be and iPad, if the back-light gets dim enough to mimic e-ink.

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Because of Sprint's superior data service on their 3G network, I quickly purchased a second Kindle with the Sprint hardware as soon as word got out that Amazon was switching to AT&T. 

You might contact Customer Service and tell them that you would like them to bring back the US only option.  It was because of customer demand that Amazon brought out the global Kindle.  What some gained by having international access, others lost with the change to AT&T.

One way to look at this is the Kindles with Sprint hardware just might be worth more money if sold in an area with poor AT&T coverage.  A used Kindle would be worth more than an non-reliable new one with AT&T hardware. 

Phaat,

Good point.  Today Amazon is calling me in about 30 minutes, to discuss my options.  I still do NOT have wireless at home.   They will do a 1-TIME replacement of my Kindle with a US option.  I do agree, I would pay more for a US option.   I have to chuckle as I see the AT&T coverage map.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: INFINITY Game - Word Association
« on: April 20, 2010, 12:37:41 PM »
vortex

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I can only imagine the confusion there would be if they offered the consumer a choice. If could very well be that your replacement Kindle simply has a bad modem.

When you deregister the Kindle you returned, it will free up the book licenses that were on that Kindle. Also, you can add pretty much an unlimited number of devices to your account. It is the number of books that can be put on the devices on your account that is limited by the publisher.

Pigeon, is it true you can add an unlimited number of devices to an account?  Amazon told me 7 was the max. Or is that because as you stated you are only allowed to share a book 6 times + the original Kindle on which it was purchased.

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Yeah, I noticed that you had said that after I posted, so I removed my post. Next time, I'll read all the way through :)

When I go through that process, I have three options: AT&T 3G, AT&T 2G, and T-Mobile. It would be interesting to know if other options appear for people in other areas.

In our area (greater Portland, OR) AT&T 3G is fine for Kindle purposes, but isn't reliable as a phone network.

No worries.  I was wordy in my Post.  While I look here often I don't take the time to post anymore.  I sort of felt guilty for my rant.  I did look before I typed and there are a few people who are thrilled that they have AT&T because of a better signal.  I was just surprised about the provider switch and thought others may want to know.

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There's a way to change your provider. I can't find it right now, but I think it was typing 311 at the Settings screen. Let me search further.

Update: Got my kindle out, and yes. Go to your Home screen, hit Menu, select Settings, then type 311 on the keyboard. You'll go into the "Change Wireless Providers" sequence.

Thanks Basilius.  Amazon support did walk me through it and I had one other wireless choice.  I have chosen it and it does have one more bar so I am hoping it boosts it enough so I can download content at home.

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Thanks for you comments.  The modem is not faulty.  It is because it is now on a GLOBAL network, as all Kindles will be, it is no-longer Sprint, but AT&T which does not have a strong signal where I am....that is the issue.

The problem is when they decided to offer GLOBAL coverage, they switched providers....bye bye whispernet Sprint.

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Wow- after touting how fantastic Amazon customer service is, by replacing my Kindle - I now have a Kindle that can't get a wireless signal at home.  I still have 3G on my DX and one other Kindle 2 but only get Edge with very little signal.  This is disappointing.   I have no need for a global signal so I would have preferred to have the choice.

Amazon support was still fantastic about trying to help me fix it, but in the end what will happen when I add another Kindle to my account ?- I have 4 and was planning to Max out my account with 3 more for family members (we read a lot and it has been great for my Uncle - 80, my Dad 75 and I plan on getting my mother and sister one).

The problem is, we are in a rural area and while I can get 3G at home and in the office on my phone and my DX, I get nothing at home with me replaced K2.  I can't download subscriptions or books.    They really should give a customer a choice between having a global signal or NOT.  One of the first things I tried when I received my first K2 about a year ago - was go home and make sure I had a signal.  I was thrilled when I did- hence I became hooked.

I think about how many Kindle's I have probably sold for Amazon because of how many people I have encountered and praised the Heck out of my Kindles.   In fact, when I was in an office last month in Jamestown, ND  - I had a MOM who saw mine and bought two for her kids for Easter.  Now I have to wonder if they even get a signal.

The support rep showed me a way to change signals, to see if I could get better reception, so we will see what will happen tonight when I go home.  She may be able to send me a ONE TIME EXCEPTION replacement so that I get a US signal.

I REALLY THINK they should offer the consumer a choice.   

WHAT A BUMMER - OK I feel a little better now that I have vented.


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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Cracked Screen
« on: April 19, 2010, 07:10:21 PM »
This has actually happened to me twice and Amazon has replaced it - no questions asked.  I asked them what was causing this, too much pressure in my breifcase (it is in an M-Edge Case), and they said they really weren't sure, it could have been an faulty screen or just to fragile.  I am amazed they they replaced it twice.

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http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/07/mirasol-shows-prototype-reader-like-device-playing-back-color-vi/

Maybe someone else has already posted this, but it looks promising.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: INFINITY Game - Word Association
« on: July 17, 2009, 08:25:18 AM »
fiddle

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Night Thread
« on: July 16, 2009, 04:52:43 PM »
Good Night All,

Time to bundle up it is supposed to get into the low 50's  LOL.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: INFINITY Game - Word Association
« on: July 16, 2009, 04:48:26 PM »
absolute

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: INFINITY Game - Word Association
« on: July 16, 2009, 01:27:56 PM »
clear

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: INFINITY Game - Word Association
« on: July 15, 2009, 04:33:59 PM »
monotonous

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: INFINITY Game - Word Association
« on: July 15, 2009, 07:07:09 AM »
dime

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: INFINITY Game - Word Association
« on: July 14, 2009, 05:46:25 PM »
demand

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Anyone familiar with Mackinaw City, MI??
« on: July 14, 2009, 05:05:18 PM »
http://www.mackinaw-city.com is their website (so any hotel on there is probably owned by them).  This does't mean you'll have a bad experience - other than restaraunts might be blocked from your hotel room and watch for additional charges.   I think there are only 2 hotels and one restaurant that they do not own.  It may have changed.

Clarion does appear to be on their list.  You can check out www.tripadvisor.com and see if they have a review. 

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: INFINITY Game - Word Association
« on: July 14, 2009, 05:01:04 PM »
administration

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: INFINITY Game - Word Association
« on: July 14, 2009, 03:46:58 PM »
concurrently

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