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Initial post: Feb 26, 2011 1:33:37 AM PST
martin cowin says:
anyone managed to get 3g to work here yet?

Posted on Mar 1, 2011 3:59:41 PM PST
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Posted on Apr 15, 2011 5:00:47 AM PDT
Hope there will be a kindle in South Africa soon...

Posted on Apr 17, 2011 12:35:29 PM PDT
Ian Fraser says:
I'm a relocated South African based in the US - as far as I know Kindles are around and work fine in South Africa. Unless you mean a 'local' Kindlesite? From what I've read on the big SA 'all internet connectivity' forum www.mybroadband.co.za there're a lot of happy Kindle users.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2011 2:14:27 PM PDT
Dear Princess, I live in South Africa and my wife and I both have kindles. It is the greatest joy in our home. Both of are avid readers but we have different reading tastes. I have downloaded >70 books via whispernet on my Kindle without any problems. You are welcome in South Africa

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2011 2:19:17 PM PDT
Dear Princess, I live in South Africa and my wife and I both have kindles. It is the greatest joy in our home. Both of are avid readers but we have different reading tastes. I have downloaded >70 books via whispernet on my Kindle without any problems. You are welcome in South Africa

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 4:56:30 AM PDT
I'm curious. TH van Nieuwenhuizen, how much does a $2.99US Kindle book come to once you purchase it in South Africa?

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Posted on Jul 5, 2011 1:53:31 AM PDT
martin cowin says:
Still US$2.99, around 21 Rand at today's exchange rate.

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 1:55:11 AM PDT
martin cowin says:
Hooray, finally 3g is working in Namibia.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012 5:35:02 PM PDT
Martin, does the 3G work throughout Namibia? I'm think about getting one of these for an extended period in the bush of Namibia, but I'm not going to if it's simply a useless facility.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2012 12:19:01 AM PDT
martin cowin says:
Hi Sergei,
In answer Yes it works.
Wherever there is 3G coverage ie. near most cities/towns with 3g service.
Further away from towns (up to 60kms) by my test you can still connect to 'edge' which will allow you to browse, order and receiver books. Possibly further if in line of sight.
It is easier to download before you go though 'about 3,500 books' is the limit and that should cover you for even the longest bush trip.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 7:26:53 AM PST
Hi Martin

I am in Whk and have not been able to connect my kindle touch 3g to the local mtc network. It worked fine in South Africa on the local 3g networks over there. Does yours work? Any advice?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 7:28:45 AM PST
Hi Martin

I am in Whk and have not been able to connect my kindle touch 3g to the local mtc network. It worked fine in South Africa on the local 3g networks over there. Does yours work? Any advice?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 7:45:51 AM PST
martin cowin says:
Yes when last we tried it worked for us

Posted on Jan 20, 2013 1:47:57 PM PST
kimy black says:
i am in swakopmund, mine was working until a few weeks ago, and then there was an automatic update, and now there is no more free 3G and wireless, only can connect to the wireless at home.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2013 10:56:19 PM PST
Hi Martin. Which Kindle device do you have and when was the last time you could connect?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2013 10:57:23 PM PST
Which device do you use. I have the Kindle Touch 3G and it worked fine in SA, but no network connection here (Namibia)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2013 11:10:33 PM PST
martin cowin says:
Hi Pierre,
Kindle 3g keyboard and we have just checked it out now and yes it works. 9-10 am Jan 24th

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2013 12:21:10 AM PST
Thanks Martin,

I have the Kindle Touch 3g which worked fine in RSA, but appears to have no connectivity over here. Any suggestions? How did you get yours to work?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2013 12:38:45 AM PST
martin cowin says:
Sorry Pierre no tricks just switch it on and select connect at least normally.
This morning we tried connect and at first it did not connect but then we tried 'shop in kindle store' and it said 'not connected' so selected 'connect' and it worked.

There is no need to select a particular service or contact MTC or anything like that.

Hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2013 12:41:46 AM PST
Hi Martin,

I greatly appreciate your replies. How do you physically select "connect". Mine is currently the same. When I want to access the kindle store it says not connected and starts to search for a wi-fi connection.

It could be different for the different devices, but maybe I am missing something.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2013 12:51:30 AM PST
martin cowin says:
Hi Pierre,
From 'home' page select 'shop in kindle store' from menu.
Screen should then come with box asking you either turn wireless on with options of 'cancel or okay' hit okay.
Are you sure your 'touch' has 3 g mine does not, only the keyboard version.
We did have a problem when we first got our kindles and that resolved it self after about 3 months and amazon denied changing anything (I suspect that the 3g contract had not been active before that)

You can always just go with the wifi. Try places like 'Mugg and Bean" coffee shop and they will give you free access as long you at least order a coffee.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2013 12:56:01 AM PST
Thanks Martin.

Yes it is the 3g version of the touch. As a said it works fine down in SA.

Amazon has confirmed on numerous occasions that the coverage does indeed extend to Namibia and have even gone so far as to send me a new device free of charge.

I specifically bought the 3g version for the comfort it offers of downloading books straight to your kindle device without having to use a computer or be dependent on a wi-fi connection.

Thanks for all the help.

Keep well!
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