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FYI: Where Not to Buy a Kindle

If you had your hopes set on getting a Kindle this holiday season, I hate to break it to you but you may be outta luck. Not only because they are sold out till after Christmas, but because you may not get wireless connectivity where you live, making your Kindle virtually useless. Gizmodo has noted that the Kindle, which is dependent on the Sprint network, will only work in or near the green zones in the map below. Therefore, if you currently reside in one of the vast majority of white regions, don't bother expensing out on one just yet. Let's just hope Sprint improves their coverage in the near future to compensate for the popularity of the Kindle. Just to be on the safe side you can also check to see if you are included in the coverage zones.

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vitisva vitisva 8 years
Looks like I'm covered. However I currently live in a city, which as it has been pointed out - helps. I figure it may not be so bad. Once you get your books on - for the MOST part you don't really NEED net access. You'll be busy reading.
geohiker geohiker 9 years
it looks like I would be covered, but this is good info to have - I don't remember seenign that on Amazon's site
MuggleCrazed MuggleCrazed 9 years
Im surprised San Diego doesn't have coverage.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I'm surprised it sold out too. I thought Americans didn't read.
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
I can't believe this thing sold out! Does anyone here have it? How do you like it?
ipss ipss 9 years
Unfortunately this article leads you to believe that the only way to manage your content is to get it on Sprint's network. You can use a USB cable and transfer files directly to the device. This way you can use it if you are in an uncovered Sprint area, or if you wanted to put your own content on the device.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 9 years
i live in los angeles so im not worried.
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
We live in a small town about 100 miles from Atlanta and I'm shocked that we have coverage.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
It looks like you're screwed if you don't live near a city. As a city girl, it doesn't bother me.
caryatid caryatid 9 years
what's with idaho's coverage? it looks so funky.
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
why do such cool products use such crappy networks?
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