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Old 10-08-2011, 10:50   #1
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E-Readers In Foreign Ports ?

I have been considering getting an e-reader (Kindle or Nook or ...) but wonder about their usefullness when sailing internationally. Can you get WiFi access in most Caribean and European ports? Any other considerations I should know about before purchasing.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:59   #2
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Re: E-Readers in foreign ports?

i think wifi and 3g net access is pretty global these days,though slow in some of the more off the beaten track places,just been getting twitter msg's from northen kenya/somalia border!!!
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Re: E-Readers in foreign ports?

I down loaded books on my Kindle via WiFi in New Zealand. No problems but made connection from a friends land based WiFi router.
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Re: E-Readers in foreign ports?

The Amazon web site has locations of where you can connect and download without network charges.

Amazon.com Help: Using Kindle if You Live Outside the United States
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Get the 3G version it gives you free access to a huge range of country 3G networks without having to take out individual subscriptions. There no roaming charged for the kindle 3G

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Re: E-Readers in Foreign Ports ?

I have a Kindle.

I use the Whispernet service that Kindle offers for free if you buy the Kindle that has it.

Not only could I get books at no charge I was also able to check email and Facebook!! All for free.

I used the whole time from the Caribbean to Maine. A few different countries!
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Re: E-Readers in Foreign Ports ?

I have Kindle and am in Indonesia ... I don't/can't use the whispernet, but it's easy to buy a book via internet and then download to my computer, and then transfer to Kindle ... takes maybe 30 seconds ... also, there's a PC version of Kindle so can read on my laptop if someone else is using my Kindle on board.

Bottom line, if you have access to internet in a cafe or wi-fi, you're all set no matter where you are in the world
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