Kindle Paperwhite , is it worth spending the extra for 3G version ?
Wife been dropping hints about a Kindle Paperwhite so going to get her one for Christmas. Can’t decide between 3G and non 3G version , £60 in it and was wondering if anyone got any experience of both and if you think the extra is worth it. We do go away camping etc a fair bit so it would be useful but I guess as long as you download what you want before you go the 3G bit is not really needed?Posted 4 years ago
Any advice be great 🙂JamieMember
Not worth it.
1) With the prevalence of free wi-fi you should never be too far from a network. Also, if your phone/network supports tethering, then you can just use your phones 3G.
2) At any one time my Paperwhite has 10+ books I am yet to read on it, so can never see a situation where I will be desperate to download a new book, and 1) is not the case.
As a aside, it’s worth signing up for the Kindle Daily email, as sometimes the odd gem in there for cheap.Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
I never saw any point in it, for me personally anyway. If you’ve got a device that can hold several thousand books and you find yourself out of reading material without a wifi connection nearby, that’s not a failing of the tech, it’s bloody bad planning.
Some people have cited getting newspapers abroad, which makes sense, but I don’t read the rags when I’m here let alone in foreign climes.Posted 4 years agoJamieMember
Stupid question, apart from backlight is there any benefit to Paperwhite over normal Kindle?
Paperwhite is touch screen with no buttons, but apart from that not really, but the Paperwhite is sooooooooooooooo *breathe* ooooooooooooooo worth the extra £40. Also, the Paperwhite has just been updated.
Oh, and it’s actually front lit.Posted 4 years agodannybgoodeSubscriber
I have the 3g version as (at least when I bought it) I used it out and about to receive papers, journals etc.
Mrs D has the non-3g version as she can always wait till a wi-fi spot is available.
Note – if / when I replace my kindle I will get the non-3g version as there are a lot more wi-fi spots available than when I last bought.
Danny BPosted 4 years agofootflapsSubscriber
Some people have cited getting newspapers abroad, which makes sense, but I don’t read the rags when I’m here let alone in foreign climes.
That may actually be a reason for me to get one, I always buy papers abroad, but you normally pay 3-5 Euros for the previous day’s paper.Posted 4 years agoMSPSubscriber
If I travelled a lot for business, I would go for the 3g version. The only time I have connected to wifi away from home, the hotel needed authentication through a web page, as lots of hotels do. The webpage just didn’t render properly on the kindle and it was a pain in the arse.
However for 99% of users, I think it will be an unused extra.Posted 4 years ago
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