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Does Kindle Fire need an Internet service?

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Initial post: Nov 13, 2013 6:47:22 PM PST
C. Eubank says:
My friend is wanting to buy a Kindle Fire. She does not have a computer. She is wanting to use the Kindle Fire in place of a computer. Will she need an internet service in order to use a Kindle Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 6:49:46 PM PST
Yes, she'll need wi-fi.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 7:00:57 PM PST
C. Eubank says:
Thanks. I was thinking that with so many Wi-Fi connections all over our small town that she would be able to get by without having to purchase an internet service.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 7:02:56 PM PST
Well if she's okay with traveling to McDonadls or Starbucks or the library or something, then she might not need to. But if she wants to get full functionality out of it while she's at home, she'll need a wi-fi connection.

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 7:05:15 PM PST
C. Eubank says:
Gotcha. I'll relay the information. Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2013 7:08:02 PM PST
You're welcome. :)

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 5:10:13 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 29, 2015 5:13:50 AM PDT
P says:
I was wondering same thing. Can one obtain an internet provider through amazon for kindle? In other words can I get w-fi through amazon?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 29, 2015 5:22:40 AM PDT
MikeJW says:

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 29, 2015 5:24:16 AM PDT
No, the user has to make his or her own arrangements with an Internet Service Provider with coverage in that particular area, and then there's the hardware that must be set up.

Are you sure you mean Kindle, as in e-book reader? Or are you talking about a Fire tablet? If you want to connect just to get e-books to a Kindle reader, the Voyage and Paperwhite can be purchased with free 3G connectivity. Connecting a Fire tablet via cellular requires a separate cellular plan with a monthly bill for only a limited amount of data.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 29, 2015 5:24:49 AM PDT
**M€¥@** says:
No. You get internet service through a local company, Time Warner, AT&T, Comcast, etc.

Once you have Internet, you add a wireless router to create the WiFi signal that the Fire requires for most of what it does.

Also...take a look at the dates of the posts in this thread. You posted to a long dead thread.

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 7:56:09 AM PDT
P says:
Yes I am taking internet service with kindle fire, not for reading purposes. Thanks all for input.
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