Kindle…can you hear me now?

Posted on March 23, 2009

celltowerOne of the biggest selling points of the Amazon Kindle reader is their Whispernet wireless network to deliver content. No other ebook reader currently on the market has this unique capability. Not only can the Kindle get its content uploads and upgrades wirelessly, you also have the ability to access the Amazon Kindle Store too. This means you can browse, buy and download a Kindle book, newspaper or magazine anywhere you can access the Whispernet wireless network.

So how good is Amazon's Whispernet network? In the northeast tri-state area where I live, it is better than my Verizon coverage on my cell phone.

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Amazon's wireless 3G network is utilizing Sprint's service which works very well in my area, although I cannot always connect at 3G speed. I have read that service can be spotty out in the mid-west and other areas. So, if you cannot get wireless coverage, you always have the ability to download your books from the Amazon Website and upload it to your Kindle 2 via the USB cable.

Check out the Kindle 2 Wireless coverage map below. Use this interactive map to enter an address to see what coverage is available.

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