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Subject: Amazon limiting access to internet on some Kindle 3G's
Date Posted: 7/24/2012 5:29 PM ET
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Article Here.

Recently, Amazon has imposed a bandwidth cap on customers using the internet browser to purchase content and surf the internet. They have imposed a 50 MB bandwidth limit on the Kindle Keyboard and Kindle DX’s internet access. All other e-readers with 3G access are immune to this new restriction, so it might be time to upgrade if you use it lots...

...The limitations of internet access only applies to websites outside of Amazon and Wikipedia.

Date Posted: 7/24/2012 5:57 PM ET
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They're all saying that's only for international use. Not for in the US. Not that I have seen.

Date Posted: 7/24/2012 6:13 PM ET
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They're all saying that's only for international use. Not for in the US. Not that I have seen.

THey don't know for sure, since Amazon hasn't said that this only applies to International users. Part of the problem they're having is that there are hacks for those 3G Kindles that let people surf and use the machinse as hotspots for web browsing for not just the Kindle, but for other devices. Rumor have been that Amazon has noticed the higher costs they're paying for some people to browse on their dime. One of the reasons the other models came out with that ability removed.

If you go over the limit you'll know it. You'll receive a pop up that says...Here

The Experimental Web Browser is currently only available for some customers outside of the United States and may be limited to 50MB of browsing over 3G per month. This limit does not apply when customers are browsing over Wi-Fi.

 

 



Last Edited on: 7/24/12 9:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 7/24/2012 8:52 PM ET
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It probably won't affect me, but that is one reason I got the KK3G, for emergency web access. I'd probably never come close to the 50MB cap even if I used to for browsing, which is too painful to do unless it's an emergency.