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post #31 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-06-12, 11:34 PM
 
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So it DOES need wifi to get an emailed document for free then? Because my dad doesn't have wifi. Or does it get the doc to the kindle when he syncs it with his PC on the USB? Again, I'd like this to be as easy as possible for him, or he just won't use it.
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post #32 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-06-13, 05:53 AM
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If you're in the US (which you're not) then the other email address (kindlename@kindle.com) charges (i think it's 15 cents per GB) to receive data over 3g. Last U checked this feature wasn't active in Canada.

To get a file for free without wifi then you simple need to email the file to a normal email account and connect the Kindle to a PC and copy and paste the file over using USB
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post #33 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-06-14, 10:53 PM
 
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I see they are charging $239 at Staples for the 3G version and a similar price at The Source.
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post #34 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-06-15, 05:53 AM
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The Kindle isn't available in Canada thru B&M retailers.

The prices are 139USD for wifi and 189USD for wifi+3g
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The Kindle isn't available in Canada thru B&M retailers.

The prices are 139USD for wifi and 189USD for wifi+3g
It was in my flyer this week for Staples and last week for The Source. I've still got the flyer for Staples. It says "Get it at Staples First!" Then it says $159 with a picture of the Kindle - presumably that's the price for the one with just WiFi. It then says WiFi+3G (followed by a price code) and $239 with "In-store only" in brackets underneath it. So unless they are lying about what is available in store then I have to assume you can now get a Kindle in B&M stores in Canada.
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post #36 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-06-16, 08:32 PM
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In that case it must be new and those prices are horrible.
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post #37 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-08-05, 06:48 PM
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Wink

I just tried to access my Rogers Yahoo Mail on a display unit at a Source store here in Canada to make sure this option was available before I bought a Kindle 3G & got the message that the web browser did not support Rogers Yahoo Mail.
Any ideas? Is there a way around this?
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post #38 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-08-05, 07:11 PM
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How does Rogers Yahoo Mail differ from Yahoo mail?

The browser doesn't support tab browsing or pop ups.

I use yahoo mobile email which is super fast on the kindle
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post #39 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-08-06, 12:48 AM
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Not sure how Rogers differs, or even if it does differ.
How would I go about converting from Rogers Yahoo to yahoo mobile?
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post #40 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-08-06, 06:54 AM
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http://m.yahoo.com/

See if you can log into your mail from here (top right)
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post #41 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-08-06, 01:16 PM
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Excellent, yes I can.
So, you think I will be able to log in & check my e-mail this way if I purchase 1 Kindle 3g?
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post #42 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-08-06, 01:42 PM
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Yes, and it's fast since it's a mobile site.

The direct link is m.yahoo.com/mail
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post #43 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-08-06, 03:33 PM
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Great advice & quick too...thanks.

I will be away for 10 weeks on a cruise down under (Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific/Southeast Asia).
Should this work there if I can connect via 3G (or wi-fi for that matter) do you think?
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post #44 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-08-06, 07:06 PM
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free 3g is available in over 100 countries including oz

here's the charging cable for down under

amazon dot com /gp/product/B002Y27P50
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post #45 of 47 (permalink) Old 2011-08-07, 11:30 AM
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Wow man...I owe you.
Took me right to the charger, thanks.
I don't think I will need it though.
58 days of our trip is on a Holland America Cruise ship so I assume I will be able to charge it on the boat with the cable that comes with it.

I will be taking a netbook along also, but ships wi-fi is VERY slow & expensive.
This will be great for quick e-mails to stay in touch with my family back home whenever we are close to a port & 3G is available.
I can always take the netbook ashore in ports & look for a wireless connection but I do not really want to waste any time ashore if at all possible.

Do you have any idea what newspapers are avaiable?
If they are free through 3G that would be a bonus but I don't mind paying for a subscription, as long as I can bring them up down there.
Mainly looking for a local paper here, The Telegram (St. John's, NL), which I subscribe to & is available on line...would I have to do anything else through the Kindle to have access to it? & maybe the Globe & Mail.
International papers would be nice to have access to also if the above are not accessible.
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