Kindle…Does it need wifi?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Member
2211 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@eecuadrado:  Nope.  If you have a wifi only version, then you’d need wifi to use whispernet, or you can download books to your computer and then transfer them via USB cable to your Kindle.  However, if you get a 3G version, books will just automtically download anywhere you are (through cell phone towers).

And you don’t need wifi or 3G at all once you’ve downloaded your book, unless you read on multiple devices (AKA I read on my iPhone and kindle) and want them to properly sync, so you’re at the correct location in your book at all times.

Post # 5
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2575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@eecuadrado:  Yup, you just need Wifi to download your textbooks. Once they are on your Kindle, you can turn Wifi off as you won’t even need it!

Post # 6
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1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@eecuadrado:  Once the book is on the kindle, you don’t need a connection to the internet to read it.  The book is stored on your device 🙂

Post # 8
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6213 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@eecuadrado:  I would get a regular kindle, it’s easier to read on (for your eyes) and it’s bigger

Post # 9
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1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Kindle Fire’s are more high end, with games, movies, etc.  Kindle itself has all you need to read books, so I would just get that!  If you have an amazon student account, you get a discount too i think?

Post # 11
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2575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@eecuadrado:  Textbooks on a Kindle >>>>>> lugging around heavy-ass back-breaking hard copy textbooks. I wish more of my Masters textbooks had electronic versions.

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