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Old 12-25-2010, 02:09 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by dogsballs View Post
its a very interesting question non the less. you can buy a kindle with cash from certain stores so amazon wouldnt necessarily have your credit card details and i wouldnt be to sure amazon has a system set up to scan and ban users just at the moment.

I think if it can be done then it will be done and it may have already been done hence the original posters question but the big question would be how fast any "free" internet use would be. i think it would be pretty slow and almost useless except for buying books and looking at email which is already free
It has been done. I've seen it on google before (long time ago, probelty fixed). I remember reading that all requests must go through amazon. The kindle web browser uses a proxy (fints-g2g.amazon.com or something like that). In addition all http requests must include your kindle unique Id base 64 encoded. So even if you were to find that id (it's generated from your certificates and not found anywhere), know that all amazon has to do is either 1) turn off the proxy server, or 2) delete your unique id from their servers. The speed would be the same speed as your kindle web browser or any AT&T phone accessing amazon.com (aka slow). It would be a great pain to set up and very easy for amazon to stop. You may get one or two days of free Internet, then a $189 brick. Hopefully this stops any more questions on this matter, as I'm telling you logically why you shouldn't attempt to tether and not just yell "NOOOO!"
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