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using kindle in India

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Posted on Apr 30, 2011 1:23:32 AM PDT
I have 3G +WIFI and its working fine INDIA 3G doesnt work but you get the connectivity via EDGE..the only issue i am facing is that given in the user manual that ..Word meaning u can get directly in Kindly while reading when u take the cursor to the word intended for meaning but its not workign for me.So kindly can anythrow some light on this issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2011 8:31:02 PM PDT
S. Abraham says:
There are two different versions of the Kindle, WiFi or WiFi and 3G. If you can connect to a WiFi hotspot, you don't need anything, just connect and start downloading. If you opt for the 3G version, you can connect to the internet with the free 3G connection provided (3G works in 100 different countries, I'm fairly certain India is one of them).

Posted on Apr 30, 2011 9:04:30 PM PDT
Ranjeet says:
No. To use 3g model in india you need 3g contract with your operatoe and amazon. Pls note that there no sim space in kindle to use the3g. I habe wifi mosel and using in india without anu problem. You simply need to download the book and not coninuous surfing of net like tablet or pas. I feel wifi suffice the purpose and 3g model is waste of addtional money.

Posted on May 4, 2011 11:45:28 AM PDT
I purchased Kindle DX in US and use it in India without any problems
I can even purchase books from my Kindle DX.
I live it Bangalore.

Posted on Jun 11, 2011 11:55:06 AM PDT
Juan M. says:
Does the Kindle support Indian and South Asian scripts? Not just Devanagari, but the ones used for Bengali, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Sinhalese, etc.? Are there books in these languages in their original scripts for sale for the Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2011 9:38:18 AM PDT
Hi Ranjeet. That's not required. AT&T's worldwide tie-ups with cell operators and Amazon's deal with AT&T means that Kindle can access pretty much any 3G service that's active in the location at no extra cost or effort on the part of the user.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2011 9:06:09 PM PDT
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Leo says:
@Amit Kumar Pandey: the dictionary is working for me without any issues.. can u see the dictionary among the list of books on the home if not try downloading it again from amazon then check the feature

Posted on Jun 14, 2011 4:08:58 PM PDT
B. Kamath says:
It is very easy to buy a kindle than use your computer to download files to the device.

I recommend using an ebook management program like calibre.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2011 7:23:03 AM PDT
Prem Prakash says:
No it wont support, but you can still use kindle to view pdf files of those languages if the fonts are embedded in pdf (almost all files embed the fonts).
I have a pdf book in Tamil and I find no difficulty in reading with Kindle!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2011 7:29:04 AM PDT
Prem Prakash says:
You try changing ur default dictionary from here....
From Home screen>>menu>>settings
While in settings press Menu button again to get the 'Change Default Dictionary' option....and set the dictionary you want (preferably Eng-Eng), if u dont have a dictionary in kindle, buy from amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2011 2:06:40 AM PDT
Thanks Prem Prakash It really helped.

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 11:26:08 AM PDT
P. Barnwal says:
I am in US and want to buy a Kindle 3G Wi-Fi special offer for my brother in India. It seems Kindle 3G Wi-Fi is fine but I am wondering about the special offer thing. As they say it is only for the US, does it mean it will have any restrictions to be used outside of US?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2011 4:54:20 PM PDT
The internet is without borders. Just download your books onto your computer from their respective Amazon pages and then transfer them to your Kindle "drive" through your USB port (using the connection cable that is attached to the device's charger). I have done this many times -- from Cambodia, the U.K., Angola, DR Congo, Ethiopia. Its wonderful to sit at the table in my lodgings and to find myself "in the book shop".

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2011 5:10:12 PM PDT
The book is resident on your Kindle and will stay there until you delete it. A copy of the book is also permanently shelved in your personal Kindle library in the Amazon "cloud" and you can reload it from there to your Kindle or to your new Kindle again and again. I have four Kindles. Some have a copy of a book, some do not. However, at the end of the Home page, there is an "Archive" -- when I click it (as long as I am connected) all my other books are displayed on pages on my screen. I just have to "click" on them for them to download onto the Kindle in my hand. (I have multiple Kindles, but they are all registered with the one account on Amazon. Last time I was in East Africa, I deregistered one of my Kindles from that account and established a new one with my credit card at Amazon UK. It was a fabulous shopping experience -- a lot of books on it that were unavailable in the U.S. I guess the US publisher had determined they were not worth producing as ebooks if they did not anticipate sufficient demand. (I'm a Brit at heart, even though I am now a world citizen in practice.)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 10:36:51 AM PDT
U. Jain says:
How do we charge it in India, Do we need to put a voltage converter or something? I am planning to purchase one here in US and use it in India. Please let me know.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 10:40:41 AM PDT
U. Jain says:
Please send me the article @ I am looking for the answer if I need to put an adapter or something to charge it in India?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 8:13:18 PM PDT
Chinmay Hota says:
The USB, Firewire, Wifi routes are OK in India. You will enjoy your Kindle here as you did in the US.

Newspapers need not be downloaded daily. They will sit in your machine when they sync.

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 8:14:49 PM PDT
Chinmay Hota says:
I amke all my Amazon purchases with Indian credit cards, which have international acceptability.
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 8:17:33 PM PDT
Chinmay Hota says:
That's well said. In fact there are nothing like Indian Credit Cards. All the credit cards issued by Indian banks (for that matter banks world over) are affiliated to mostly Visa, Mastercard. So they have international acceptance.
Chinmay Hota
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 8:21:33 PM PDT
Chinmay Hota says:
They charge a$2 additional over the Kindle price in America for transferring content to your Kindle in India. But getting your content here is not a problem otherwise. It is done instantaneously.
You don't need a US credit card (Card issued by an US Bank), any Visa or Mastercard issued by Indian banks is good enough to make your Kindle or ebook purchase.
If you have Wifi there is no need of USB.

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 8:27:07 PM PDT
Chinmay Hota says:
Marilee, I have a doubt here. How can you get material not sold at Kindle store to Kindle friendly format? I think you are limiting your views to digital content only, not the print copy of books that one may purchase.

Chinmay Hota

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 8:28:48 PM PDT
Chinmay Hota says:
Kindles are sold by too.

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 8:31:49 PM PDT
Chinmay Hota says:
Yes, some of the offers are country (mostly US) specific. But it will work fine in India.
Chinmay Hota
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Posted on Aug 11, 2011 1:36:39 PM PDT
Hi India Kindle Readers, I hope that I am not spamming this board by posting this message. If I am, my apologies and please let me know and I will delete this message.

I am an author from Bangalore, and have published two books on the Kindle store, and hope that you might enjoy reading them.

3 Lives, In search of bliss One is called 3 Lives, In search of bliss - about a man who is murdered, and in his after life is offered three lives of his design to find happiness. It is a book that cuts across religious, social and racial boundaries and has an inspirational message that will appeal to all age groups. the book website is at

Instant Karma The second book is a collection of humorous short stories about life in India and its quirks called Instant Karma. This is perfect for a bus, train or plane ride and can be read in an hour or so. check out the book site at

Hope you enjoy reading the books, and do tell your friends and family to read them as well. Look forward to having readers from our own country for the books. Thanks!

Special offer: If you like reviewing books and are willing to review the books, I will refund your book cost via PayPal after review is published. This offer is for 3 Lives only. Please check the 3 lives book website for how to contact me if you are interested.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2011 6:56:41 PM PDT
Chinmay Hota says:
Srini, you may send the kindle book to me for review. Mail id on my profile page.
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