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Old September 29th, 2011, 07:21 PM
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I could not get my wireless to connect on my kindle on my recent cruise. I was almost out of battery power on the last day. Packed my charge in my checked luggage. I had just enough power left to get home. Phew! I thought I might have to buy a regular book at the airport!
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Old September 29th, 2011, 08:23 PM
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I used my Kindle druking a recent 29-day cruise from RIO to FLL.
There is no chance that you would be accidentally billed for any Kindle downloads at least on HAL. The ship's cellular system simply blocked amazon.
This is also important because of the following: The OP has 3G, in addition to wi-fi. The beauty of 3G, particulary in the Caribbean, is that you can sit in one of the loungers on the lower promenade deck and, free of charge, scan the web, send and receive emails and even read the Cruise Critic. Of course you must have a compatible signal from the shore but that was surprisingly often available in the Caribbean. All this is covered by your basic contract with amazon, i.e. that they provide you with free 3G service.
On land, your 3G works almost everywhere in big cities.
While we were on the Amazon, a learned that the historian Manning Marable had died. I had met him. The story also said that his monumental bio of Malcom X would be released in a few days. So from the lower promenade deck of the Veendam I pre-ordered a Kindle copy which automatically downloaded a few days later while were were still on the Amazon.
We are off to the Mediterranean in a few days. I know my Kindle will be handy until we get to the Atlantic. Fortunately, HAL provides at least free access to the New York Times.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 08:25 PM
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I always pack the Kindle recharger cable in my carry on, with my Mac. Any cell phone recharger cable will do the job, even if you have to borrow one.
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On land, your 3G works almost everywhere in big cities..
Or, you know, the middle of nowhere.....

There is some misinformation here. It would be best to check on Amazon for information on travel with your Kindle - here's the page on Travel with your Kindle - there's also a link to a 3G coverage map: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200375590
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DD has been able to download books in Italy for free.

The Kindle takes the same charger as a Blackberry and our old Rzor.

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I always pack the Kindle recharger cable in my carry on, with my Mac. Any cell phone recharger cable will do the job, even if you have to borrow one.
Moral of the story: If you don't pack your Kindle, don't pack the charger.
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DW and I both have Kindles, to avoid any issues or extra charges, we just download a bunch of books before we leave home and pack a charger....there is no problem.
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DW and I both have Kindles, to avoid any issues or extra charges, we just download a bunch of books before we leave home and pack a charger....there is no problem.
We also travel with two Kindles and one charger. On our last cruise we loaned our charger to someone who didn't have one.
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Default Kindle outside USA

U.S. customers outside the United States

Kindle customers from the United States can travel internationally and still get books in less than 60 seconds. Customers have the option to wirelessly receive periodicals for a fee or transfer files from their computer for free.
  • International Subscription Service: Receive all of your newspaper, magazine, and blog subscription content wirelessly for a weekly fee of $4.99.
  • FREE transfer of Kindle Store purchases: Select "Transfer via Computer" from the Deliver to: pull-down menu on the product detail page at the time of purchase. We'll save the item to your computer so you can copy it to your Kindle via the USB connection.
  • FREE transfer of Archived Items: Visit the Manage Your Kindle page, locate the item you wish to download in the "Your Orders " section at the bottom of the page, and select "Transfer via Computer" from the "Deliver to . . ." menu. We'll save the item to your computer so you can copy it to your Kindle via the USB connection.
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