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Initial post: Oct 11, 2011 5:47:03 AM PDT
Bublator84 says:
I currently am in the US for a longer stay and I think about buying the kindle fire. After my stay in the US I will go back to Germany. Can I use all the content (books, magazines and video) with a German wifi connection or is there an ip filter? Can I purchase content with a German credit card?

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 10:46:35 AM PDT
This is the reply I got from Amazon:


Thank you for contacting

Outside U.S, You can read books, surfing internet using Wi-Fi connection in Kindle fire and Kindle touch but you can't download Music files, Videos, digital downloads, Kindle subscriptions.

Currently, Kindle is unavailable in outside U.S.

We value our international customers and hope to make Kindle and related content available in more locations in the future.

I hope this helps. Thanks for your interest in Kindle.

Thank you for your recent inquiry. Did I solve your problem?

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 10:51:29 AM PDT
However, in addition to Amazon's CS reply (and CS has been known to give wrong answers to really new products like the Fire), I think that whatever we can do now, we should be able to do with the Fire. For example, we can browse, buy and download Kindle books using the Kindle app. I'm pretty sure that will continue to be true for the Kindle app on the Fire.

This is what I've discovered so far in Canada. I have a credit card with US billing address.
- can't buy MP3 (error msg says it is only for Americans located within the USA)
- can store and stream MP3 I own from Amazon's Cloud using Cloud Player
- can't stream/download videos
- can't download from Appstore. Both my devices (Samsung phone and Sony tablet are registered but grayed out so could not put it on those device)

I have tried again with US VPN. That did not work. Even though other websites thought I was in Dallas, Amazon and Google did not. I'm not sure why.
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