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Initial post: Jul 1, 2012 9:42:40 AM PDT
mark lilly says:
If my electricity is off and router inoperational, can I still operate the fire? Does it have satalite connection?

Posted on Jul 1, 2012 9:44:37 AM PDT
Arual says:
Hi Mark,

Items - books, magazines, music, games, movies, etc. - that you have downloaded can be viewed at any time. You will need a wifi connection for downloading and streaming.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2012 9:45:07 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
The Fire would be usable but no internet. Of course it does not have satellite.

Posted on Jul 1, 2012 10:00:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 1, 2012 10:00:50 AM PDT
The Fire will work just fine ... but only to display content ALREADY downloaded and onboard. No new books, streaming video, or websurfing until your router is again operational.

In that circumstance your biggest problem would be battery life! Probably max time for a full battery is 8 hours, depending. If your battery is already depleted you may only have minutes or a few hours usage time.

Fyi: The eink Kindles can go days to a few weeks without requiring a rechange, depending. And some of them also have 3G capability.

Posted on Jul 1, 2012 10:03:59 AM PDT
KindlePad says:
Amazon has several USB chargers that are basically big battery packs that can recharge any USB device like a Kindle Fire, eInk Kindle, iPad, iPhone.. I bought one for the last hurricane season but haven't had a chance to use it yet! If you lose power frequently due to storm, you might consider one?

Posted on Jul 1, 2012 10:16:42 AM PDT
fleaBe says:
might also pick up a 12v adapter to allow a usb to plug into your car - resorted to that myself yesterday.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2012 10:48:16 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
Satellite connection? You do realize that Iridium phone costs around $1k, don't you? Here is a sample of airtime fees:

http://satcomstore.com/iridium-airtime
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