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Initial post: May 19, 2014, 11:17:29 AM PDT
Sue says:
Does the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet have Optimun WI-FI?

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:21:01 AM PDT
Fires connect to WiFi, they do not provide it.

Posted on May 19, 2014, 11:21:33 AM PDT
N. Whitis says:
Could you clarify a little more friend? The new 8.9 Uses a dual antenna setup to mitigate the deadzones cause by other devices and aplliances in your home. Itll be constantly using whatever antenna is getting the better signal internally to hopefully abolish those pesky random disconnects when you move your device an inch to the left and lose signal

Posted on May 19, 2014, 11:22:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 19, 2014, 11:23:48 AM PDT
Erich says:
It has wi-fi. Optimum is a service you pay for separately. But yes, it will work with that service. As Meya said, Fires don't "have" a particular wi-fi service, they CONNECT to a wi-fi service of your choice.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:24:08 AM PDT
Sue says:
Thank you very much. I'm so glad you understood what I was trying to ask!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:25:49 AM PDT
Erich says:
Glad to help. If you need clarification on anything else, just ask.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:30:38 AM PDT
Sue says:
My cell phone is with AARP and I think they go through AT&T so when I'm away from home how do I make it go through my cell service?

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:37:45 AM PDT
Erich says:
I assume you mean to ask, "How to I make the Kindle Fire connect to the Internet using my AT&T connection?"

That's a tougher question. It can be done in some circumstances, but it's technically not simple. I'm not much good at those type of connections, but maybe someone else will jump in and give a tip.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:39:41 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 19, 2014, 11:40:25 AM PDT
In all honesty, it would be simpler to stop in a McDonald's or a Starbucks and use their free wi-fi connection while you enjoy a delicious beverage.

Edit to add: Or if staying in a hotel (or with friends), ask if they have wi-fi you can jump on.

Posted on May 19, 2014, 11:42:43 AM PDT
Using your phone as a hotspot will also use your data. That could get expensive, unless you have unlimited data, which is doubtful.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:43:34 AM PDT
Erich says:
Also try public libraries, shopping malls, LOTS of coffee shops, Panera Bread, and thousands of other stores. Even "Big Box" stores often have free wi-fi.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:46:18 AM PDT
My car dealership's service department even has free signal for the waiting room!

Posted on May 19, 2014, 11:47:55 AM PDT
Sue says:
Thank you everyone. You've ALL been very helpful.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:48:58 AM PDT
Erich says:
Yup. Lots of places are doing that sort of thing. My doctor's office has wi-fi in the waiting room.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:49:32 AM PDT
I was in Kohl's the other day with my mom...they had free WiFi.

I found the item she wanted for 25% less on Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:50:38 AM PDT
HAHahahahah! That's awesome. "Wait...wa-a-a-it. Let me check Amazon..."

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:53:10 AM PDT
It felt wrong and right all at the same time.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:59:41 AM PDT
Tinker-bella says:
That's my modus operandi while in one of the warehouse clubs to check prices against Amazon.

One time I even used one of their demo laptops to do the checking... so that really felt simultaneously wrong and right to me. :\

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2014, 11:59:50 AM PDT
Hey, I comparison shopped all kinds of odd little things getting ready for a camping outing with muh boyz. The fire-brigade buckets? Cheaper at WalMart. The canteens? Amazon.

The jewelry wire? Hobby Lobby. The leather cording w/clasps? Amazon.

I looked *everything* up here first, then printed out the Wish List and took it with me. I stopped at HL, checked all prices, continued to WM, and rechecked. Bought cheapest items at WM, then backtracked to HL (had to ride right past to get home, anyway) and got their cheapest items.

Came home & ordered the balance of the items from Amazon. 10 activities, 15 children, 1 afternoon. Done, and for the best prices!
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