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Initial post: Oct 27, 2008 11:22:12 AM PDT
What is this? Can someone explain exactly what it takes to have this device. Who do you pay for the Whispernet service. Is it like having another internet provider? Then you can download books to your computer, then you download them to the Kindle? How?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2008 11:26:14 AM PDT
Randy says:
No fees for Whispernet. Zero, zilch, nada. No contracts, no monthly bills, nothing. Free, comes with the Kindle. (Look for the coverage map on the main Kindle product page. Whispernet doesn't cover the entire US, neither do any of the cell phone providers.)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2008 11:28:25 AM PDT
To "have this device", you just have to buy one. No other fees.

Did you read the Kindle page on Amazon? Here is what it says:
"Whispernet utilizes Amazon's optimized technology plus Sprint's national high-speed (EVDO) data network to enable you to wirelessly search, discover, download, and read content on the go.

Unlike WiFi, you don't have to find a hotspot. Amazon pays for Kindle's wireless connectivity so you will never see a monthly wireless bill for shopping the Kindle Store. There is no wireless setup-you are ready to shop, purchase and read right out of the box.

Note: There is no wireless coverage available currently on Sprint's data network for Kindle in Montana and Alaska."

Whispernet is a cellular network from Sprint, and you get books downloaded to your Kindle using it, if you are in a covered area. Also, converted personal documents can be downloaded to the Kindle with it. It is used for (simple) web browsing on the Kindle, accessing Wikipedia, etc. There is no fee. Supposedly there was a .10 fee for converting documents to Kindle format and sending them to your Kindle via Whispernet, but no one has been charged the fee yet. There is another way to convert without direct sending to Kindle, also.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2008 11:28:57 AM PDT
Assuming your area has Whispernet (Sprint cellphone) service, you can download books directly to your Kindle without involving a computer. And, as mentioned above, you don't have to pay for the service, nor do you have to have any sort of contract. On the other hand, if Whispernet service is not available in your area, you can download Kindle books to your computer via the Internet and then move them to your Kindle using the USB cable that comes with the Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2008 11:29:58 AM PDT
blondebeauty says:
I think this information is on the amazon page that you use to buy the Kindle. I'm pretty sure I remember reading about it the other day when I was on there.

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 8:41:44 AM PDT
i just downloaded the free app for kindle for my new ipad. does whispernet work with this app on the new ipad? can i purchase kindle books and have them downloaded to my ipad via whispernet? unicorn

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 8:43:40 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2012 8:51:27 AM PDT
Wait for the Whispernet to appear as a cloudy, ghost-like fog around your new ipad. Once it appears, you can use this to order Kindle books via Whispernet.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 8:52:21 AM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
Just in case the fog never appears... your iPad would connect to the Internet however it normally does to download books.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 9:14:24 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
I think you win an award for resurrecting the oldest Kindle-related thread to date. Do you realize you're responding to a thread that the last message was posted on in 2008?

Whispernet is just Amazon's term for synchronize reading progress, bookmarks and other information across Kindle hardware devices and other mobile devices. It works with all Kindle apps and devices. You'll use whatever method your iPad currently connects to the internet to connect with Amazon.

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 9:58:33 AM PDT
The zombie of zombies!

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 10:13:07 AM PDT

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 10:32:25 AM PDT
J. Donahue says:
Dawn of the Dead x 1000!

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 12:40:10 PM PDT
Maybe the DVF is a zombie?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 12:42:16 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
Sure looks like it...
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