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Initial post: Dec 26, 2011 6:25:46 AM PST
I am seriously thinking about buying a Kindle Fire...I reside in Trinidad and Tobago...would like to know if it would work well her...as in all the systems...

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 6:33:41 AM PST
From the Product page. "Order now. Orders are prioritized on a first come, first served basis. U.S. only"
You also need a US credit card registered with the account to order anything for the Fire.

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 12:30:02 PM PST
I live in Barbados and mine works great

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 4:10:31 AM PST
P T says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 7:36:03 AM PST
tanya says:
I have a kindle keyboard and it works fine here : )

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 9:42:22 AM PST
Bahama Papa says:
I live in Nassau Bahamas snd it works fine.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 6:06:31 AM PST
Ah, me as well, I live in Trinidad and I'm planning on getting one, i you end up buying it, Earlyn?
Does it work well here?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2012 3:38:38 PM PST
Aggie John says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2012 6:30:26 AM PST
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treeoftales says:
@inhis likeness Do you have a kindle fire or a regular kindle?

Posted on Jan 12, 2012 9:51:53 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 17, 2012 4:52:36 PM PST
Hi, mine works fine but have been unable to download apps and videos seeing as I do not hav an US address and credit card. Seeing that I got it for reading, I don't mind. Oh, some books I purchased ended up being blank but otherwise its great.

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 4:33:46 AM PST
@Felicia: on downloading e-books you received them blank? What was the resolution of that issue?

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 12:54:34 PM PST
The kindle fire will work in the Caribbean but only for books, magazines, email and the web. You can open pdf, word and powerpoint documents BUT you cannot purchase apps, movies or music even if you have an international credit card with a us billing address. I wanted to download a Vevo app which was FREE and it wont allow me to because I do not have a US credit card. A slap in the face really from Amazon cause I have been a loyal customer for many years. Buy an ipad if you can afford it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2012 5:39:24 AM PST
Perfectdark says:
I live in Barbados and surprisingly the comic book app and the espn app can still be used but videos and music are still a no no. I also have a US address attached to my credit card but it still doesn't work. I would also like to know what ever happened with the books you bought that ended up blank. I recently borrowed a book from one of the lending libraries and it has come up blank but i can still read it in the cloud reader any solutions?

Posted on Jan 27, 2012 8:23:47 AM PST
aruna says:
May I derail for a moment? All you Trini people - can you tell me how well in general people have taken to the Kindle and other ereaders there? Because you and Guyana belong to my prime markets!

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 7:06:51 AM PST
R. Odom says:
So, just to be clear owners of the Kindle Fire that live in trinidad - If you have a US credit card with a US billing address linked to the account can you then download apps or are you still limited to books?

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 7:40:53 AM PST
I live in new york but I took my kindle to trinidad when I went on vacation, and it worked great over there.

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 3:50:52 AM PST
thepear27 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2012 3:38:02 AM PST
Apparently there is aforum on it..some ppl suggested resetting the kindle but I didn't do tht. N some ppl said not to switch it offcompletely.. it happened with children'sbooks so I didn't bother.. you can check out thtother forum.. wry it took so long for me to c ur post..

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 7:37:00 AM PDT
R. Melville says:
My dad bought me a kindle fire when he visited the states and brought it for me here in Trinidad. I get geographical restrcitions for EVERYTHING I try to download and its very frustrating and annoying. I feel like dumping this kindle in the bin! Please tell me there is some way around this because if there isn't I'd say using the kindle fire in Trinidad is a total disappointment and a waste of time and money.

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 2:51:06 PM PDT
My kindle fire`s wifi stopped working suddenly one day in March. I bought it in December 2011. Called customer service, they said they can't fix it or replace it because I live outside of the US. Also they said that the KF is not supposed to be used outside the US. They apologised nicely and said there was nothing that they could do. They can't refund me my money or fix it or replace it never mind it was only bought a little under three months ago. Now the KF doesn't even turn on. Well, what can I say? A total waste of my money!

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 2:53:03 PM PDT
@ R. Melville
You need to get an American visa card. They have them at Republic bank. I don't know about the other banks.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 4:34:30 PM PDT
I don't know who you spoke to because that's not true.. my first one had a problem with the charger and they replaced it no problem.. as for it not coming on try holding down the power button for 20 seconds. There is a forum tor that so u could check it out. But cud you tell me more about the credit card from republic?

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 6:18:59 PM PDT
I live in Jamaica and while I dont have a kindle the kindle app on my Xoom and my MyTouch 4G work flawlessly

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 6:37:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 11, 2012 6:40:13 PM PDT
Tennis Mom says:
btw: My husband and I are African-Americans of Caribbean descent. My parents and grandparents are from Grenada, Trinidad, and Guyana via Africa and then Barbados. Of course there are plenty of Trini and other Pan-Caribbean people here in the U.S. who would love to read your book on our e-readers, especially when the lawyers among us are waiting for our cases to be called. Keep us in mind. My 2d generation kindle works fine when I'm cruising throughout the Caribbean although you may want to try using the android cell phone as a wrap around. Hope this suggestion helps.
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