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    wifi card??

    I'm thinking of getting a kindle fire before i go to aruba. i asked where we are staying and they don't have wifi. but the owner said we can get a card?at the airport. what does that mean? i'm new to the world of wifi, lol.

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    if the place where you are staying does NOT have SETAR or other wifi, i do not know how getting a wifi card for your kindle will help. the card does NOT provide the wifi signal, but does provide an access code so that you can access the signal.........ONLY if the signal is there.

    the card that the owner speaks of is a wifi access card. $35 for a week.
    $70 for 2 weeks to a month.
    but if there is no wifi internet signal at the place you are renting, the card will be a waste....unless you bring your device to a place that has wifi.

    if you add your kindle books to the device at home, and are only using your kindle to read, there is no need for wifi.

    make sure you have enough books added in so that you do not need to go onto the internet to get more.

    think of it like this....

    you turn OFF your wifi at home.
    there is no signal.
    if there is no signal, there is nothing you can do to get it until the signal goes back to floating around in the air.

    and remember, the kindle fire is a wireless device, so if the owner has wired internet, you are still outta luck.

    where are you staying ? if it is a private home, internet access should be available as a good perk for renters. some folks really need/want access.


    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    I'm thinking of getting a kindle fire before i go to aruba. i asked where we are staying and they don't have wifi. but the owner said we can get a card?at the airport. what does that mean? i'm new to the world of wifi, lol.

    thanks

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    we're staying at a townhouse at the gold coast. the last place we stayed had it but this one does not. if i get it, its not mandatory i have internet access, it just would be a perk. i always do the two week thing at the internet place by paseo herencia and check my email at nite when we go there. i thought it was weird to get a card, what good would it do, lol. thanks

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    Arrow Kindle Fire

    Kindle Fire Getting Started with Wi-Fi

    Manually Adding a Wi-Fi Network

    My two cents What will you be using the Fire for? The Kindle Fire is much less capable and versatile than the iPad 2. It has much fewer apps, a smaller screen, much weaker battery life, a slower Web browser, half the internal storage and no cameras or microphone.

    Personally, if you only need an "e-reader" I would go with the kindle but not the fire, and take the 3g and wi-fi option. If you want to spend less go with the ones that feature the ads as screen savers, but that is a personal choice and not that much less.
    Kindle 3G (Free 3G + Wi-Fi) is the easiest option because there is no wireless setup—you are ready to shop, purchase, and read right out of the box. Built-in Free 3G connectivity uses the same wireless signals that cell phones use, but there are no monthly fees or commitments—Amazon pays for Kindle’s 3G wireless connectivity. The added convenience of 3G enables you to download books anytime, anywhere, while on the go—without having to find a Wi-Fi hotspot connection. With wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories, Kindle 3G is a great option for travelers. Check 3G coverage area [Aruba offers "EDGE/GPRS coverage (lower speed)"]
    Everyone in our family has Kindle 3G's. After dh's research, when the time comes that he does not need to travel with a laptop with proprietary software (for work), we will invest in an inexpensive netbook for emailing home and internet surfing while on vacation. I have to add we would have no use for viewing movies, videos or playing games since we read while traveling, so an iPad is moot for us. ; If dd really wants to play games she can do so on dh's phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    we're staying at a townhouse at the gold coast. the last place we stayed had it but this one does not. if i get it, its not mandatory i have internet access, it just would be a perk. i always do the two week thing at the internet place by paseo herencia and check my email at nite when we go there. i thought it was weird to get a card, what good would it do, lol. thanks
    Gold Coast is in an area where you can pick up a pay per play wifi signal. I forget the name of it - but there have been times when we have been at our place and lost our home connection and I have been able to pick up the other wifi signal. I have gotten at the pool at Gold Coast and in my backyard. They charge per day and per week - i dont recall how much.
    -Eric, Karen and Mia-
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    i just bookmarked the kindle 3g to read up more about it.

    Shnyda, the guy where we're renting said we cang et a setar card at the airport. is that what you're talking about? if they charge per day or week, do you do that through the Gold Coast???

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    if you want to buy a setar card, you can buy it at the airport at the setar kiosk

    make certain though that you do not waste your money and make sure there is wifi at gold coast accessible to you

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    I will, thank you. I have time to decide.

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    At Gold Coast (at least as of the last few times we were there), as long as you had a wifi antenna - you were able to pick up a signal. It was a wifi signal you had to pay for from one of the Internet Service Providers on the island - it only covers the area of Gold Coast. I think this is provided because not all the townhomes have individual internet service. Some people pay by the week when they come to visit.



    This is NOT related to the Setar card or any other 3G type technology which would work anywhere on the island you could get a cell signal.
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    thanks, too complicated for me, lol. i'll stick with my books and use the internet cafe, lol. i'll worry about it if we rent from someone who has wifi next time...

    thanks again!!

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