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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 12:57:52 PM PST
et says:
You have been tremendously helpful! I think I need to upgrade my dumb phone to a smartphone and buy a Kindle Paperwhite cause I need a GREAT reader more than I need internet time. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 12:46:30 PM PST
J. Donahue says:
You get 250 mb per month with the $49.99 plan for one year. After that, you have to get your own plan or use wifi via tethering/hotspot.

That 250 mb ain't much. That's about one HD TV episode.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 12:46:28 PM PST
The $49 a year promotional plan is very little data. 250 mb a month. That is checking email, and not much else.

My experience with reading on my 7" Fire in bed was that it casts a LOT more light than a book light, even with the brightness turned down. Personally, I can't stand reading on a backlit screen in a dark room. There are also many studies that suggest it mess up sleep patterns, so it could be worse for those who have trouble sleeping. I know it bothered my eyes a good deal to use it in a dark room. The Paperwhite is GREAT for that.

That aside, you could look into using a smart phone as a personal hotspot, or buying a personal MiFi device. It really depends on how much data you need or think you will need. Data plans are expensive.

I don't like reading on my Fire at all. I toyed with it, but after I got my Paperwhite, I never looked back.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 12:41:04 PM PST
et says:
Actually, I want more than just a reading device and want to upgrade my older Kindle. We have wiFi at home, but travel a bunch. I want to be able to read books on a boat or car (not in the sun) but also access the internet and my emails while underway. Also important that I be able to read in bed without a light on to disturb my husband when my insomnia kicks in. Also, can you give me an idea about how much internet time $49 a year will give me?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 12:27:41 PM PST
You're welcome.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 12:26:53 PM PST
et says:
Thank you! I'm a senior and just don't understand all the description lingo -- or wasn't looking in the right place.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 12:23:50 PM PST
Kindle Fires have backlit LCD screens, just like your computer monitor. You can read them while in the dark, but they are not good for reading outside in the sun. Fires are tablet devices, designed for internet use, streaming movies, email, music, all of which require an active WiFi signal. They are not dedicated e-readers.

If you only want a reading device, you may want to consider the Kindle Paperwhite. They have e-ink screens that are lit with a front lighting system that is nothing like backlighting. They are fabulous for reading anywhere at any time. They are dedicated e-readers.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 12:21:22 PM PST
All Fires are backlit.

Initial post: Dec 28, 2012 12:19:50 PM PST
et says:
I'm considering a Kindle Fire 4G. Can someone tell me about reading a book at night on a Kindle Fire 4G? Is it backlighted or would I need to use a book light or lamp light?

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