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Initial post: Sep 30, 2011 11:56:40 AM PDT
Robin says:
Is there a monthly fee for having the kindle fire... I want to access my email and medical programs?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 11:57:42 AM PDT
Mary Jane says:
There is no monthly fee. You just need access to wifi.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 12:00:25 PM PDT
Robin says:
So, its internet avaliable as long as you have internet around you...? Or open wifi... like starbucks ect

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 12:06:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 30, 2011 12:07:00 PM PDT
LadyH95 says:
You will need to have access to WiFi, either through a router at your house or piggybacking on an open WiFi either in your neighborhood or where it is publicly available like Starbucks or McDonalds.

Some people are morally opposed to piggybacking on a neighbor's WiFi. I have WiFi at my house, but it is secured, so I can limit who ties into it. I look at this like I do playing cards.... If you are going to show your cards (leave it unsecured), I don't see anything wrong with looking (using it). I typically don't use unsecured hotspots though due to security concerns.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 12:09:29 PM PDT
As long as you have wireless internet in your own home, or are around or in a free wifi hotspot (like Starbucks, etc...) then yes, there is no fee other then what you will pay for your home wireless internet service. Otherwise, there is no other way for the Fire to connect to the internet outside of wifi access. Obviously, some places will charge you for accessing their wifi hotspots, like hotels, etc...but whether you agree to pay for such access will be entirely up to you, and you will, or at least should be well forewarned by the business offering the pay-for-wifi service prior to accessing it.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 1:03:39 PM PDT
I have a Kindle gen2 with WhisperSync and I do NOT need to be on any wifi or hotspot to buy books or even use the experimental browser on my Kindle. Am I to understand that WisperSync on the Fire does not provide internet service as it does on the original Kindle or Kindle gen2?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 1:05:48 PM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
The K2's only had 3G connectivity. The Kindle Fire only has Wi-Fi connectivity.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 1:06:23 PM PDT
That is correct. K1 and K2 (and DX) use 3G; Fire uses wi-fi.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 1:08:28 PM PDT
quilt lover says:
On the 2nd generation you are using cell phone technology, Sprint for the earlier K2s or ATT for the international K2s. The Fire will be wifi only, which you may or may not have in your home, but McDonalds, Starbucks etc. have it for you to use for free.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 1:11:02 PM PDT
No, there is no 3G on the Fire like there is on the K2. And there is no way Amazon could provide 3G for free, if it did exist, as the streaming of videos and music and web surfing would be extremely expensive. Tablets that do have 3G come with a service plan for around $35/mo.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 2:09:14 PM PDT
kacee says:
I took a survey a few months ago that was whether I would be willing to pay a monthly fee for my kindle, how much I would be willing to pay etc. I'm not suppose to disclose what surveys are about, but I'm more of a kindle person than a survey taker. So who knows, maybe at some point in the future there will be a fee. I guess depending on the survey responses.

Posted on Oct 3, 2011 6:34:52 PM PDT
I'm interested in the Kindle Fire. I have wi-fi in my home. Can I download a movie, then watch it from a remote location? Or do I have to stream it and watch at the same time?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011 6:51:17 PM PDT
vss says:
I have a similar question. With the Kindle Fire, can I access a movie then plug the Fire into my HDTV and watch the movie on the big screen?Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011 7:46:17 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Prime movies currently have to be streamed as you watch. Instant videos (rental/purchase) can be downloaded to watch later. Whether any of this will be changed to better accommodate the Fire is unknown.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011 7:49:58 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
The Fire has no video output of any kind. There is a synching feature that lets you pick up a movie started on the Fire and watch the rest on your Amazon video device at home (Roku, blu-ray player, connected TV, etc.) but that's not what you're asking.

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 3:54:34 AM PST
tw nyc says:
what is the difference between 3G and wi fi in relation to security of my web surfing. can i do my banking on wi fi only with no fear? can i use my credit card to make a purchase on my wi fi only device? same questions for a 3g device, please.

as far as monthly cost, i currently understand that there is a monthly fee for devices with 3G and there is no monthly fee for Wi Fi devices. is that correct?

can apps that come with the Fire be deleted if they are not necessary (angry birds? not my cup of tea) to give more memory available? is more memory even necessary? (I'm a luddite). can i go to google and access their maps for directions?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2011 4:16:54 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2011 4:17:46 AM PST
"Some people are morally opposed to piggybacking on a neighbor's WiFi. I have WiFi at my house, but it is secured, so I can limit who ties into it. I look at this like I do playing cards.... If you are going to show your cards (leave it unsecured), I don't see anything wrong with looking (using it). I typically don't use unsecured hotspots though due to security concerns."

I understand your position. I was a cop for thirty years and I met a lot of people who thought that if you left your house unlocked, you were giving them permission to take what they wanted. They didn't see anything wrong with what they were doing. I spoke to one guy who felt the same way about women's purses left in shopping carts as the woman looked away. And, fwiw, all the other guys in the exercise yard agreed with them.

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 10:50:46 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 21, 2014 4:46:52 AM PST
More confused than ever

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2014 4:52:23 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 21, 2014 4:55:31 AM PST
T. Cook says:
You're confused about devices made in 2011 and how people used them 3 years ago?

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 5:03:22 AM PST
haven't bought it yet. Now, after downloading (if that is the word) a movie to the Kindle fire can I watch it at a campground that does not have internet access obviously. Or does the Kindle Fire not even work there. I thought if the movie was already on the Kindle Fire it was there until you got rid of it? I was going to order it this week and as you can tell am not very knowledgable.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2014 5:04:10 AM PST
Sarida says:
Rebecca,

What are confused about?

The thread you are posting in is over two years old. The information in it may not be applicable today.

How can we help?

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 5:06:59 AM PST
Grimwinder says:
@Debra

If you download a movie (or any content) onto your Kindle you can then use it wherever you like.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2014 5:17:56 AM PST
Didn't notice that! I was wondering because we camp a lot if I download movies or books, will I be able to read the books later without internet connection or in order to use a Kindle Fire HD do I always have to be near my home with the WiFi connection? Thanks and sorry for sounding so dumb.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2014 5:33:37 AM PST
Dittie says:
As long as it's a file format supported by a particular device, downloaded files can be played without an Internet connection. Streaming means an Internet connection is needed.

Be aware that movie files can be quite large. You'll want to factor that in to which capacity device you choose. There is no memory card slot and you can't connect a flash drive or any other USB-connected storage such as a portable hard drive.
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