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use of kindle fire 8.9 in Australia

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Initial post: Nov 9, 2012 5:00:34 AM PST
Since this product is preregistered to to Amazon in its $g LTE package, can it be used in Australia, Newcastle where i study?

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 5:20:47 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
it can likely be used to surf the web and read books, but you won't be able to buy any apps (requires a US credit card with a US billing address) or stream/purchase any digital media (requires being physically in the US)

the 4G is with a US company, so I'm not sure how that would work outside the US or if it will work at all

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 5:30:41 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2012 5:31:17 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
I have no idea why my post isn't showing up (amazon glitch, i guess)

anyway, you won't be able to buy apps for it in Australia (requires US credit card with US billing address and country set to the US) or stream/purchase media as that requires the kindle being physically in the US

as for the 3G, that's with a US company and no one knows if it will work outside the US

and if this disappears too, I'll be upset - and now I see the original (bah, humbug!)

Posted on Nov 17, 2012 2:04:25 PM PST
R. Buick says:
My wife has an e-ink Kindle. It's an excellent tool for an avid reader like her. When I decided to buy a tablet for myself, I therefore opted for the Kindle Fire.
It's the worst buy I ever made, because it's not as convenient as a proper e-reader and I can't buy software for it in Australia without a lot of tedious subterfuge. It has rested quietly in my book-shelf for the last month, its black cover concealing the white elephant that it really turned out to be. I'd opened an Amazon account, but they'll never get any more business from me!

Posted on Nov 17, 2012 2:10:36 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
some of us read the bit about using it outside the US and believed it and didn't get one (trying to buy one on Amazon and getting the your can't buy this flag was enough warning)
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