When trying to download an app I get a message that this service is not available in my region? Will it be temporary? Or this service won't be available outside US? So, having this kindle here is almost useless...!
The Kindle Fire is sold in the U.S. only, as indicated on the product page. One of the restrictions is access to the appstore. You also can't use the Amazon instant video service, and may or may not be able to use other parts of the Cloud drive. Amazon has not announced when or if this will change.
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I live in Ireland and received a kindle fire as a present from an American friend. I have tried to download free apps and I'm told to add a credit card to my account and try again. I've done this but to no avail. Can anyone help?
I am in Port of Spain, Trinidad and got the Kindle not realizing it was for use only in the US(my mistake). I have a CC with a US billing address I registered for the 1 click payment and use the option of transfer via computer to the kindle for books only, I was told I have one month free prime yet when I order books that says prime members is $0.00 I am receiving emails saying that my card will be billed for the purchase price, can anyone explain this.
aibleen: The $0.00 price is for borrowing, not purchasing. If you click on the "Buy for $n.nn" button you will be charged the regular price. To use Prime lending you have to be looking at the book's product page from your Kindle, and click on the "Borrow", not the "Buy" button. You can borrow a maximum of one book per month.
I understand what you are saying now, but when I last spoke with one of your CSR I indicated I was in Trinidad and he said I will not be able to borrow from the kindle I will have to do it on my computer I have not seen the option to borrow from my computer however I will look again to see if it was an oversight on my part.
By the way, when you say "your CSR", I just thought I'd point out that Bruce is a Kindle owner like you and me. :) Amazon Customer Service does answer questions on this forum (Hi, Shannon!), and they'll be identified as such with a "badge" where you see our names.
I spoke with someone from Kindle support on the phone like 1 week ago, not Bruce, not on this forum. Unfortunately I bought the kindle more than 7 days ago but only just received it because I had someone bring it from the US after it was delivered to the US address.
I've been an Amazon customer for many years residing "outside" the US and have purchased many items online including the Kindle Fire. With all the marketing and fanfare given to the Fire internationally, it is unbelievable that only US-based customers can access the Apps Store. This really makes the Fire quite limited in its functionality and it borders on false marketing. Why can loyal non-US Amazon customers be treated equally in this regard as allowed for "normal" Amazon purchases?
I've been an Amazon customer for many years residing "outside" the US and have purchased many items online including the Kindle Fire. With all the marketing and fanfare given to the Fire internationally, it is unbelievable that only US-based customers can access the Apps Store. This really makes the Fire quite limited in its functionality and it borders on false marketing. Why can we loyal non-US Amazon customers be treated equally in this regard as allowed for "normal" Amazon purchases?
The Fire was not marketed at all internationally. You've no doubt seen news articles and third-party reviews and blogs, but Amazon does not currently sell the Fire outside the U.S., hence the words "U.S. Only" on the product page.
I cannot download anything from my Kindle Fire either. I've added two payment methods (on top of the payment method that was already listed) at the Amazon site and STILL I get an error message that says I have to enter a payment method. How can this be resolved? Do I have to send the Kindle back? FYI I live in the US of A.
I find this really stupid!! I bought the kindle fire for my teenage daughter for one, she loves to read and for two for her facebook and other teenage girl things. So the only way i can have her get free apps on the kindle fire which is hers! Is to put my checking account information on her kindle. Which gives her all access to my checking account. This is stupid and pisses me off. If its a free app then there shouldn't be any account information needed to download it!!!