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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2010 6:38:03 PM PDT
BrookeYvonne says:
I have the Kindle DX and it works well in Anchorage, Wasilla, Eagle River, Soldotna, Kenai. I've taken it camping with me and have not had any issues. Just like a cell phone you may have your "dead" zone...but I just move from that spot and all is fine. I reside in Anchorage and haven't hit the dead zones...I find that happens to come out in the woods or when you're driving through the mountains on the highway. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 4, 2010 4:23:35 PM PDT
I live in the Anchorage area, and Whispernet works just fine for my kindle. But I live on the north-western side.

Posted on Jun 9, 2010 1:28:09 AM PDT
Tami says:
This is all interesting information. I currently live in Wisconsin, but am looking at moving to Ketchikan sometime next year. I only have Kindle for PC at the moment, but a real live Kindle is on my wish list for Christmas this year. I love the ability to download and carry lots of books with me in something that is approximately the size of a paperback. Thanks for the heads up on things up that way!

Posted on Dec 30, 2010 11:48:58 AM PST
R. Spicer says:
Anyone know if you can purchase a Kindle locally?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2010 12:14:15 PM PST
Yes you can, at Best Buy. I saw them at the Dimond Center location just a couple days ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2011 9:13:58 AM PST
I have no problem in Wasilla or Big Lake, so I suspect that I would be able to download in Anchorage as well.

Posted on Jan 1, 2011 12:27:08 PM PST
Fred Coulter says:
If you don't live in an area covered by Whispernet, you can SAVE $50 by buying the Wi-Fi only version of a Kindle. Why pay for a feature you can't use.

Posted on Jan 1, 2011 10:14:51 PM PST
terzap says:
My brother's in hospital in Anchorage with a fairly new Kindle, and he hasn't mentioned any problems downloading books. I think he has the 3G with wifi. I'll have to ask him.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2011 9:29:46 PM PDT
Ed York says:
I read the kindle on the plane when flying with no problem, I do turn the wireless off however. I can download books in Fairbanks airport, and you have to pay to connect to internet on shared services WI FI in Deadhorse.

Posted on Jun 9, 2011 7:07:56 AM PDT
LadyJ says:
We live in Teller, AK. It is in the Bush, the Tundra, on a Spit in a Village. We cannot download to our Kindles. We download to our computers. Now I have heard... and honestly haven't searched again, that there is a way to transfer the computer books to your Kindle. I much rather read from my Kindle. This probably isn't much helpful to you, but its a direction to start.... fr me too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2011 1:57:40 PM PDT
Judi

I was wondering if all books are that expensive in Alaska? Usually a paperback book in the store (romance of course I am a junkie!) runs around 6.99 give or take a dollar. Hard covers range from $16.oo to 25.oo.
You have a beautiful state (from pictures I have seen) and one day I hope to visit!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2011 2:08:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 9, 2011 2:08:28 PM PDT
The 20+ price tag is for hardcovers.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 6:33:30 PM PST
Do you have the US 3G or global 3G version? They switched providers from Sprint to ATT midway through the Kindle 2's lifespan. I'm wondering because I have a Sprint 3G model that I'm thinking about sending my brother who lives in Anchorage, but since Sprint doesn't have coverage there I am concerned it may not work at all since it doesn't have WiFi like the later Kindles.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2011 8:26:03 PM PST
T. Janik says:
I've had 3 Kindle's the one's with the 3G always worked for me. Our main home is in Kasilof but I've recieved books in Homer, Kake, Palmer, St. Marys, Soldotna and Kenai, not counting a few other areas in the last 4 years. One thing I will say if your on a plane and you go to the bathroom take your Kindle with you, one of mine was stolen out of my seat in the air, between Ohio and Tennessee.

Posted on Dec 22, 2011 11:59:39 AM PST
It works in Ketchikan and in Juneau as well. I would imagine that they can run on GSM signals as well because we do not have a CDMA provider like Sprint in this area.
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