I *think* I might know the answer to this question, but I just want to clarify that I'm understanding things accurately:
When I buy a "regular" Kindle eReader I get "free internet access" in that I can find, purchase, and download books to my Kindle without using any of my bandwidth... or whatever you call it... from my internet service provider because it bypasses our home WiFi network entirely. Right? (*in other words, I'm not using my home WiFi when my Kindle downloads something via Whispernet*)
BUT, if I got a Kindle Fire, it does not access 3G or 4G cell phone access and also does not access Whispernet? Or it only uses Whispernet to download books and synchronize notes, etc, between other Kindle readers/apps, but if I wanted to watch a tv show or movie on a Kindle Fire *that* would require using my home WiFi connection and "burn" my monthly allotment of data from my home cable internet service provider... right?
If it helps, the primary reason I'm asking is, we will be living full time in a motor home in a short while. We plan to get Verizon Mobile Broadband service and will probably get the 10GB p/mth service. My husband was wondering, if we got a Kindle Fire would we be able to watch movies or tv shows *without* using up any of our Verizon Mobile Broadband (WiFi) 10GB data access... or would downloading or streaming movies to a Kindle Fire use our Verizon 10GB month's data access to do that? (eta: basically, we will be traveling with our own "mobile hotspot" for guaranteed - but limited - internet WiFi service where ever we go... we won't have to depend on libraries, hotel lobbies, or Starbucks to get WiFi service and won't have traditional "ISP" or cable service like we have in our home now.)
I say yes it uses *our* WiFi access not Amazon's; he thinks the Kindle Fire works like our Kindle eReader and is separate from our WiFi network... that it is access Amazon provides with our Prime Membership by using a Kindle Fire to access it.
A related question: if we got a Kindle Fire, if we used a hotspot or something like that to download movies or tv shows we purchased via Amazon, would that even work? Would we able to, for example, download this week's episode of Rizzoli & Isles while we drank our Starbucks? Or would their network even let us do that because it would be such a data-suck on their network?
Is he right? Or am I?... or do we both have it wrong?
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