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Izzet



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12/02/2011 01:05

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Does anyone know if Amazon Kindle 3G service works in North Cyprus?



The map shows the southern part but not the northern part.

It does work in Turkey though, so it is likely to work here as well.

http://client0.cellmaps.com/viewer.html?cov=2&view=intl



Amazon Kindle with 3G:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002LVUWFE



Thanks,

Izzet



batterboy58



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12/02/2011 01:16

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Hi Izzet



The 3g version of Kindle costs half as much again as the wifi version and in my opinion is not really worth the extra, after all these days one is never far from a wifi connection where you can download your literature.

Personally I have the wifi version and have managed to browse and download books perfectly well over wifi when I am over in Cyprus.

UK price for the wifi Kindle is 111 and it is probably the best money you will ever spend



John



Izzet



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12/02/2011 01:26

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I agree John. I am thinking of getting one and will save my 40 (difference between the wifi and 3g versions).



Still curious to know.

I am also checking this with a friend working at KKTCell and will post here his comments.



philbailey


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12/02/2011 02:00

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would that be the same company msg 3 in the banner at the top of this page please



Izzet



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12/02/2011 02:03

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No. The advertising banner is Telsim.

My friend is working at KKTCell (Turkcell).



philbailey


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12/02/2011 02:07

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so with a kindle are the books free

or can you also download them to a laptop



Chris and Sue


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Kindle works well in TRNC. Easy to buy books from the Kindle itself so you don't have to have your laptop handy.



There are some free books and very cheap books, but you have to pay for the newer releases, sometimes dearer than buying the books (not including postage of course)



Hope this helps





Sue



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12/02/2011 08:41

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Both the 3g & wifi work fine in NC.

I'm down the Tatlisu area & have downloaded 6 books since Xmas.

Took about 20secs. per book.

Once you have an account set up with Amazon it's just one click ordering.



Groucho



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12/02/2011 09:19

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I'm interested in the revenue stream charging model for 'free 3G', how does TurkCell get revenue for providing free 3G access? I presume Amazon recompense them from the revenue they get from book download sales. These are already being pirated so that's a problem.

I will be interested once it's able to handle colour pictures like a real book, no not because I can't read without pictures but things like wildlife books need pictures for verification. Once they can do this the the era of the hard copy will be on its way out.... maybe?

Must remember not to invest in any printing works!



andy2b123


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12/02/2011 10:08

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Works very well in TRNC. I have just brought a dvd from e-bay with 831 e-books for 6 .



It's wonderfull not filling our lugage with heavy books.



japeal



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12/02/2011 15:15

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Baydweller



I live in Tatlisu area, if you are interested I have 448 on dvd's. Alex Kava x 9/David Baldacci x 16/Chris Ryan x 14/Dean Koontz x 115/Erica Spindler x 10/J K Rowling x 7/James Patterson x 63/Jodi Picoult x17/John Gisham x 25/John Sandford x 30/Martina Cole x 8/Patricia Cornwell x 27/Stephen King x 88/Val McDermid x 19.



Email me if you would like any of them



John



Baydweller


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12/02/2011 18:21

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Thanks John. Email sent.



Bri



suehowlittle


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12/02/2011 19:30

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My neighbour just brought his Kindle over, he downloaded some books to show me how easy it was, not free of course, but considerably less expensive than going and buying books and also there is a weight issue when you are bringing them all out from the |UK.



I was so impressed that I will buy one for myself now.



Panchocat


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12/02/2011 21:34

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suehowlittle, there are loads of free books available from Amazon for the kindle as well. Just browse the kindle store in amazon and you will see.



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