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chefkeem
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on 03/22/2012

I have an internet connection through my cable company (Time Warner). A router in my office (where I work on my desktop) provides a WiFi-signal for my laptop in the living room.

I'd like to buy a Kindle Fire and browse the web while I'm lounging in my living room recliner.

Can I simply connect with my existing in-home WiFi, or do I have to subscribe to a separate data plan? 

Thanks for helping me out on this.  Smile


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Natasha
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on 03/22/2012

Your existing Wi-Fi signal would work just fine.  You may not be able to use the Amazon cloud service though.  Amazon says only U.S residents can access it.  I don't know if it has changed now.  Just check and if you get the same error let me know, I have a workaround for that.

 

chefkeem
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on 03/22/2012

Thanks, Natasha. I do reside in the US - in Austin, Texas.  Smile


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lakeerieartists
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on 03/22/2012

Let me know how you like it.  I am playing with finally getting a smart phone or getting an iPad instead.  Part of my reason is using the mobile cc availability.  I am not sure if that is available on iPad, but I know it is on phones.


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chefkeem
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Maybe I should wait until I can afford an iPad. Well, there's no rush...but keep writing, Paula, so I make more money fast!  Money mouth


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costumeideas
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on 03/22/2012

I absolutely love my Kindle Fire. Like Natasha mentioned, it will pick up any wireless; you just need the username and password.

The Fire does everything I need it to do at a fraction of the cost of an iPad. When I am working, I use my laptop. When I am browsing, or watching Netflix, I am on the Fire.


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chefkeem
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on 03/22/2012

Can you actually visit a website and log in? Not necessarily for blogging/writing, but at least to access your Wizzley account, etc., and use social bookmarking features...things you can do during tv commercials.


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katiem2
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on 03/22/2012

I love my Kindle Fire, I can't say enough about it Smile

Chef you can do anything with it you would an iPad.  I like it because its easier to carry around as I beat about the house, I fumble my iPad almost dropping it.  If I bought the fire first I probably would not own a iPad...

 


Natasha
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on 03/22/2012

 

chefkeem: 22. Mar 2012, 15:30

Can you actually visit a website and log in? Not necessarily for blogging/writing, but at least to access your Wizzley account, etc., and use social bookmarking features...things you can do during tv commercials.

Yes, you can do almost everything.  As far as Wizzley is concerned, I only found two limitations, one is that you can't write an article on Kindle fire as the text editor is not supported and secondly, you can start a forum thread but can only write on the subject field.

Also, Google ads don't show up on KIndle fire, something to consider I guess. 

chefkeem
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on 03/22/2012

Thanks for your feedback, guys. Sounds really good for my intended uses.


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Lissie
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on 03/22/2012

and remember once you've bought it you will need some cool Kindle Fire Accessories


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chefkeem
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on 03/22/2012

You're too much, Lissie!   


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Kangaroo_Jase
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on 03/23/2012

The tablet market is moving at an astonishing pace!!!!!

Achim, you can use your wi-fi at home or the office. I got a Samsung Galaxy Tab wi-fi only tablet a few weeks ago but when I am on the road I can tether wirelessly my iPhone as a 'modem' for the tablet as well. If one does this, just watch out for your post paid data allowance. It kinda sucks in Australia. Im on a plan for about 2gig, but using a tablet it sucks up the data rather quick and 2 gig never lasts me a single month.

 

But then again, I got the tablet for mainly wi-fi hot spots and for home.

chefkeem
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on 03/23/2012

Thanks, Jase.  Smile


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