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Old 12-02-2017, 02:38 AM   #1
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A friend is travelling to the US and is contemplating buying a Kindle (Voyage or Oasis) with 3G + WiFi connectivity. Now I know that the 3G is expected to work pretty much world-wide – at least in 100 or so countries – but there are different model numbers marketed in different countries. Why would they do this if the functionality is the same?

My question is this: will a US-purchased 3G Kindle work fine in Australia?
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Old 12-02-2017, 04:30 AM   #2
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A Voyage or Oasis cannot be used to browse everything on the web - it is limited to the store and wikipedia. The last Kindle to alllow browsing was the 3g version of the Kindle Keyboard. The Kindle 2 before that came in 2 flavors: one US only and one international for worldwide plus US. Anything newer is always the internatinal version, but no longer free browsing.
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A friend is travelling to the US and is contemplating buying a Kindle (Voyage or Oasis) with 3G + WiFi connectivity. Now I know that the 3G is expected to work pretty much world-wide – at least in 100 or so countries – but there are different model numbers marketed in different countries. Why would they do this if the functionality is the same?

My question is this: will a US-purchased 3G Kindle work fine in Australia?
It will work perfectly in Australia.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:29 AM   #4
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It will work perfectly in Australia.
Thank you Pjama. My friend will be happy.

Thanks for your comment DukkieTigger. Yes I know that - downloading and synching books is all it’s needed for.
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Thank you Pjama. My friend will be happy.

Thanks for your comment DukkieTigger. Yes I know that - downloading and synching books is all it’s needed for.
You're welcome!
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