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Initial post: Apr 27, 2012 8:07:08 AM PDT
Hui F says:
I am a kindle Keyboard 3G user and recently I have also purchased a Kindle Touch 3G. I expected the Kindle Touch 3G can access all internet sites, just like Kindle keyboard. But I found the Kindle Touch can only use the 3G browing for amazon.com and wikipedia. Is that a common problem for eeveryone?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012 8:08:07 AM PDT
It's not a problem. That's the design. Amazon can't pay for 100% free browsing. It's limited.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 8:32:15 AM PDT
From the product description page:

"WebKit-Based Browser
Kindle Touch 3G's experimental web browser is based on WebKit. It's easy to find the information you're looking for right from your Kindle Touch 3G. Kindle Touch 3G enables you to connect to the Kindle Store and access Wikipedia - all over 3G or Wi-Fi. Experimental web browsing on other websites is only available over Wi-Fi. "

Note the last sentence.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012 8:37:46 AM PDT
Why do you expect Amazon to provide you with free internet access, clunky though it might be?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012 8:42:46 AM PDT
I think the thought process goes something like this, "They provided me with free internet access with a previous device, therefore all subsequent devices must also have this feature. Anything less is a bait-and-switch, gouging, flim-flam, rip-off, scam."

Of course, that logic is utter nonsense, but I suspect that's the thinking.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012 8:44:04 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 6, 2012 5:59:33 AM PDT
Of course having a feature in the past doesn't guarantee having it in the future, but I just bought a new Kindle and certainly wouldn't have gotten the Touch 3G had I known it didn't access the entire internet. It's not worth paying for the 3G then at all on the Touch, and instead I should have gotten the Kindle Keyboard 3G. One of the best features of the Kindle is to access email anywhere anytime when traveling.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 6:05:08 AM PDT
**Meya** says:
Jeffrey, you can return the Touch during the first 30 days, and get the KK instead.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 6:06:07 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
I have a feeling that all subsequent kindles will not have the option of 3G for the internet - grab hold of and buy up all the Kindle Keyboards you can

And it is worth paying for the 3G on the Touch to me as i don't have to find a wifi spot when I'm travelling in order to download books, shop, access wikipedi or, most important of all to me, use the instant translation function

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 6:08:05 AM PDT
Thanks. It was a gift for my dad a couple months ago now and he just realized he can't access the internet while traveling, while my mom can. Maybe he can try for an exchange when he gets back.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 6:09:35 AM PDT
**Meya** says:
After a few months, Amazon won't exchange them. You have 30 days, not 90.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 6:12:02 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Jeffrey said: I just bought a new Kindle and certainly wouldn't have gotten the Touch 3G had I known it didn't access the entire internet.

That information is available on the product information page which you could have read before you bought the device. If you bought it from Amazon in the past 30 days you can return it for a full refund. The Kindle Keyboard 3G/WiFi model does allow you to browse the full Internet with 3G.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 6:14:30 AM PDT
Yeah, CBRetriever, you're probably correct in that it won't be a feature going forward. It's just a bit disappointing in that it was definitely a feature I touted as making the Kindle great and told everyone about. I've used that internet for email in some really remote places on earth that don't have wifi and the only other option would be to find and buy a local SIM.

And you're right that 3G would be good for Wiki and the translation functions.

Maybe he can try an exchange, but I think Meya is right in that they won't do it after 30 days. I'm not as familiar with the Touch as I have the KK3G and didn't even think to check if that feature was still available on the 3G as it was so popular, though it of course is stated on the website.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 10:09:38 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
I think Hui F made a reasonable assumption that, when it proved wrong, he asked about politely. Then he got dumped on.

The tone of this forum towards newcomers is often difficult to distinguish from a high school.
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