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Initial post: Nov 15, 2012, 12:28:45 PM PST
I'm not familiar w/internet usage on a tablet. I see you have 250 mb of internet per month. What does that exactly give you? I have internet on my home pc, but it is unlimited. So not sure what I would need.This is for the Kindle Fire HD.n How is the usage gauged?
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:33:56 PM PST
It's not actually "internet" usage. It's data usage over a 4G (cell phone) system. It means you can download and surf the web without having to be in a WiFi zone. 250mb of data is not really very much if you plan to use the 4G very much.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:36:05 PM PST
250mb is about one hour of video streaming, give or take.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:38:02 PM PST
Won't people be surprised when they are half way through a movie and their data plan runs out.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:41:52 PM PST
That would be kind of funny.

BTW - I say 250mb for one hour of video streaming because I watch a TV episode from Netflix almost every day on my phone during lunch and a one hour episode (about 48 actual minutes) uses an average of 238mb or so according to my phone's data setting monitor doohicky.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:43:47 PM PST
Mary Jane says:
If you have the internet at home, and have a wireless router, you would do best to connect to the internet through the wifi connection. It is faster and cheaper. The 250 mb of data per month are to use if you are out and don't have access to a wifi connection. You would still be able to go to Amazon and buy a new book or check on your email. It is not meant for heavy surfing or streaming. It shouldn't be used for most of your internet use but it is nice to have available when wifi is not.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:46:30 PM PST
You know as soon as those 4G Fires start shipping we will be inundated with questions/complaints about the 250mb limit. Nobody told them there was a limit. They paid $50 for something that won't even let them watch one movie. What a rip off. Etc. etc.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012, 12:46:39 PM PST
I found this chart:

Netflix Movies (HD): These guys are around 3.8Mbit, which means it's about 3,600MB for a 2 hour HD movie.
Netflix Movies (SD): Each of these movies are around 500-700MB each, depending on the length of the movie.
Netflix TV Shows (HD): A 30-minute TV show will be about 1,500MB.
Netflix TV Shows (SD): A 30-minute TV show will be about 400MB.

Streaming anything over 3/4G is generally not a great idea. The 250mb that you get for the promotional plan is enough for checking email and hitting a web site or two. Not much else.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:47:35 PM PST
Of course we will.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:49:20 PM PST
I agree that streaming video over 4G is not a good idea, but we don't have free WiFi at work and I have a pretty liberal data plan, so that's not really a problem. Besides, video streaming on my Samsung Galaxy s3 is as smooth as butter!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:51:01 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I can't wait. Just stocked up on popcorn...

Posted on Nov 15, 2012, 12:52:47 PM PST
I am seeing a lot of questions lately about what "internet" can be purchased for the Kindle Fire 7" HD. It seems like people are purchasing it not knowing that they have to supply the wi fi connection.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:55:40 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
I think they are going to get charged for the extra usage. I can hear the screaming now.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:56:18 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
You really like that s3, huh?
I have my eye on that....December 8th I can upgrade.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:56:55 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
In some states Amazon will now deliver wine to your door. I suggest everyone order a lot because we are going to need it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:57:33 PM PST
Maybe I'll make a macro for the answer. I don't want to waste all those keystrokes.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:58:37 PM PST
To do that they will have to agree to something they won't even read.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:58:45 PM PST
Yeah. And if they already have a smartphone with a decent provider *cough*Verizon*cough*, it cost only a few bucks a month to just add the new Fire to the plan ($30 or $40 a month for 4 to 6 Gig, which should be more than enough).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:59:17 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
We have enough whine on here. I don't need it delivered to my door also. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 12:59:38 PM PST
Most awesome personal electronic device of any kind I have ever owned.

No, I am not overstating it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 1:01:01 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
Sam's Club has it for $99 with a 2 year contract. I'm counting the days until December 8.

Even my son and his iphone-loving friends say that is THE phone to get right now.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 1:01:38 PM PST
We have a fully stocked bar here at the office. I better check which brand(s) of tequila we have.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 1:02:54 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
You should check now. The first review is up for the 8.9 Fire. It's a good review at least.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 1:03:15 PM PST
The only thing I don't like about the Galaxy s3 (and I mean the ONLY thing) is that the stock alarm isn't loud enough to actually wake me up for some reason. I had to download a couple of other (Free) alarm apps before I found one that actually woke me up.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 1:05:06 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I use Alarm Clock Xtreme. Works great.
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