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Old 06-09-2009, 12:15 PM   #1
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I got charged for Whispernet!

This is the first time it's happened for me. I sent the MobiPocket Guide from here to my Kindle by Whispernet and they charged me $0.45 for it. It was sort of startling, since I'd never had a charge for that sort of thing before. It is a huge file, so maybe that triggered something.

Not that $0.45 is all that much, but it was a new experience...
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:16 PM   #2
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:18 PM   #3
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That I got charged or that it's the first time I've been charged?
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:19 PM   #4
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That you got charged.


Sure glad I know how to 'drag and drop'.

Amazon is realizing how much business they are losing.

Unfortunately...........they're about to lose a lot more if they continue this way.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:23 PM   #5
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You've been out of touch my little Pshrynky friend. The charging started on May 4th.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:32 PM   #6
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Oh.......we're talking emailing files? Like here?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/blog/post/P...=1&*entries*=0
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:42 PM   #7
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Oh.......we're talking emailing files? Like here?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/blog/post/P...=1&*entries*=0
Yep. Pretty much moving any non-Amazon files via Whispernet. @free.kindle.com is still free.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:47 PM   #8
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yeah, very different animal than charging for whispernet. have another cuppa pshrynk!
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:52 PM   #9
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yeah, very different animal than charging for whispernet. have another cuppa pshrynk!
Ummm... actually, the charge was for using whispernet for a non-amazon file, so it was exactly like charging for Whispernet. I think I have used Whispernet for a few smallish files and did not get a charge since 4 May, but not sure. Not complaining, just reporting...
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:54 PM   #10
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Ummm... actually, the charge was for using whispernet for a non-amazon file, so it was exactly like charging for Whispernet. I think I have used Whispernet for a few smallish files and did not get a charge since 4 May, but not sure. Not complaining, just reporting...
pshrynk.........if you have time, could you call kindle support and ask about this?
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:13 PM   #11
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:24 PM   #12
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:59 PM   #13
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"Charging for Whispernet" implies that you are getting billed for things like Internet access on the Kindle.

Otherwise, while not everyone knows about it, the charge to convert / send some documents to your Kindle via email is public knowledge.
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yeah, very different animal than charging for whispernet. have another cuppa pshrynk!
No, "being charged for Whispernet" is precisely what this is - a charge for Sprint data transmission of your document to your Kindle.
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And your point is...?

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