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Posted on Nov 21, 2012 9:20:14 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I would say the best bet would be to check with AT&T for coverage if you plan on using the 4G. They would know since it is their service.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:17:32 AM PST
It will. In the US. The OP is travelling Europe and Asia. Amazon has given no indication what so ever that the 4G/3G for the Fire will work outside of the US. Wifi will work.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 9:16:59 AM PST
Vickie - It sounds like you are confusing the 3G on some e-ink kindle models that worked globally, with the 4G currently being offered on the top model of Kindle Fire. Those services are completely different.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:15:49 AM PST
4G will automatically default to 3G or lower - whatever is available. Otherwise, you will be saying that the Fire won't be able to access areas of the US that don't have 4G.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:15:28 AM PST
"it is the same cell access as the original Fire which was able to access the internet all over the world."

The "original" kindle fire had no 4G capability, so I am not sure what you are trying to say. The original Kindle Fire is wi fi only. You can use a mobile hotspot to create wi fi from a cell signal, but the Fire could not access the internet through "cell signals" without such a device.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:13:07 AM PST
Vickie, the original Fire can access WIFI all over the world. So will this Fire. 4G is a whole other matter. I would not count on the 4G allowing for roaming until you see an official announcement from Amazon about that.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:12:30 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:11:40 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Nope, it isn't even offered in the other countries....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:11:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 9:12:49 AM PST
Laura, it is the same cell access as the original Fire which was able to access the internet all over the world. The limitations was with streaming/purchasing apps which the OP didn't ask about.

EDIT - It the OP wants to be 100% sure, he should contact Kindle support by clicking on help at the top of this page and the contact us button on the next page.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:09:59 AM PST
Yep, like any of the eInk Kindles, the Fire will work on the available networks in Europe/Asia - just not 100% coverage.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:09:25 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 9:09:46 AM PST
Vickie - As far as I know the 4G model is only being released in the US. I only see the wi fi 2nd Gen Fire and wi fi Fire HD in the French Kindle Store:

http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B0083Q04M2/ref=amb_link_172467807_1?ie=UTF8&nav_sdd=aps&pf_rd_m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=0XR5EEPZ2ZCK33DDNPT2&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=344644547&pf_rd_i=405320

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:08:44 AM PST
No it won't. In Europe the 4G fire isn't released. If you want to use the 4G outside of the US, you need to sign up for roaming and pay extra.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:08:15 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 9:10:46 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I imagine with a cell carrier in that country...

Actually I don't see the 4G offered in the other countries now that I look. Not even the 8.9" WiFi.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:06:20 AM PST
Jazzy, the cell access will work in certain areas. How do you think the Fire's released in the France store, etc works?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:03:11 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 9:03:56 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
You would need to be able to connect to WiFi. The AT&T 4G will not work over there as far as I know.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 9:02:27 AM PST
Yes, if you have wi fi access while travelling. I have both my Gmail accounts set up on my Kindle Fire HD, and both work great. I did have a NetZero account that I was unable to set up, but I can still access it through the web browser.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:02:05 AM PST
If you are planning on using (3G/4G), you only have 250 megs per month. If you can keep it to less than that and have cell coverage, you probably could use it.

Initial post: Nov 21, 2012 8:57:56 AM PST
Can the Kindle Fire HD be used to keep in email contact with those in the US while I am travelling in Europe/Asia?
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