Originally Posted by Somethingorother
I purchased a Kindle 3G in the US in September. I live in Germany.
The Internet worked fine in the US and in Canada, but it doesnít work in Germany or Austria (the two European countries in which Iíve tried it). The 3G symbol appears, and I can access the Kindle store, but not the Internet.
Iíve spoken with Amazon USís customer service, and they couldnít explain why it doesnít work. They told me to contact amazon.deís customer service, which informed me that only the Kindle store and Wikipedia are accessible via 3G in Germany. They also pointed me to a link from amazon.co.uk that lists the countries in which Internet surfing is possible: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cust...wsingcountries
As you can see, most of Western Europe is not on the list.
I havenít been able to find an equivalent page on amazon.comís website.
This is very strange. This summer I was crossing Germany by car (in August) and 3G worked in the middle of traffic jam on some highway. Where it didn't work was Belgium where I usually use it.