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Old 08-14-2012, 03:57 PM   #88
Little.Egret
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, UK
Device: JetBook LLite, Kindle Keyboard 3G, Kindle Fire 2, NOOK ST, Kindle T
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Originally Posted by chamekke View Post
Hello Andrys,

No, I don't mind sharing a bit of information. I bought my Kindle Keyboard 3G
[...]
Here's something interesting I discovered this afternoon! I was out on the balcony reading a previously-downloaded book sample on my Kindle. I hadn't bothered turning on our home network so, no wireless. I decided the sample was good enough to warrant buying the book at $10, and since Amazon IS supposed to provide continuous 3G connectivity to the Amazon Kindle store (and Wikipedia), even after the monthly 50MB limit has run out, I didn't bother running in and turning on our wireless -- I just pressed Buy and waited for the 3G connection to click in so that I could complete the transaction.

Whereupon I got a message saying I couldn't connect, and would I like to join a Wi-Fi network so that I could do so? {...}
This may not be triggered by the over 50M state.

I have had exactly this behavior here at home in the UK. The problem goes away in an hour or two or if I go for a walk to another cell.

What I theorise is happening is that the local cell/ tower is heavily loaded and is discarding lower priority requests (or the network itself has problems so even voice is problematical).

Thus if Amazon is only paying for a lowish data priority (possibly different for web browsing and Kindle store) the signal strength is indeed three bars but nothing can be sent.

Sometimes a message then follows suggesting I try a restart.

As to 50 MB a month being reasonable, I use the web browser to get a free daily newspaper at 1-5 MB per day
http://mythic-beasts.com/~mark/rando...an-for-kindle/
or download a book from Baenebooks.com at less than a MB.

So a couple of weeks outside Britain would get me over the limit.
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