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BeaLola Wed 18-May-16 11:19:44

My old 3G kindle has given up ghost - going on hols in 2 weeks and am torn between paper white with 3G and not. I tend to buy books from Amazon when at home but also whilst travelling - am wondering if non 3 g version will be ok and suit - much cheaper but is it false economy ?

Thank you and apologies for posting here for traffic

MorticiaLiverish Wed 18-May-16 11:22:02

I've just swapped the same as you, from an old 3G kindle to a new non-3G paperwhite.

If I'm being totally honest, I can't say that I have missed the 3G at all. I'm going away next week and have just had to make sure that I pre-load plenty of books onto it as I won't be able to buy any whilst I'm away.

ItGoesWithoutSaying Wed 18-May-16 11:41:11

Might be better in "Geeky Stuff". But I have an non 3G paperwhite which I took on holiday last year and made sure I had enough books before L left. Thinking about it, lots of places (bars restaurants) have wifi you can use now so could always buy more stuff that way.

BestIsWest Wed 18-May-16 11:41:53

Mine's on its last legs and I will be getting the 3G. Though wireless is much more widely available now, they still don't have it on my train.

LadyintheRadiator Wed 18-May-16 11:57:15

You can use your phone as a personal hotspot if you want to download books when there's no wifi. Win win!

specialsubject Wed 18-May-16 14:12:08

Don't use geeky stuff, that forum title is perpetuating the line that it is feminine to be thick. Try chat or go to pistonheads!

IJustLostTheGame Wed 18-May-16 17:14:28

I have a non 3g one. Not sure which model but it lights up and has some buttons.
I've never had 3g, and never lusted after one with it.

SoupDragon Wed 18-May-16 17:16:20

I have only ever had non 3G ones and haven't felt I'm missing out.

Spam88 Wed 18-May-16 22:07:00

I had an old keyboard one with 3G. I think I only actually downloaded a book while I was out and about (on a train) once. I now have a Voyage without 3G. I tend to just download books when I see ones I fancy, so I have like 250 unread books on my kindle ready and waiting for me, so I didn't feel that it was worth the extra money for the 3G.

Liiinooo Wed 18-May-16 22:38:45

I economised when I bought a Voyage and didn't get 3G, reasoning that I could always tether to my iPhone. It worked but I used to worry about running out of data when I wanted to download something so I soon bought a Paperwhite with 3G. I actually prefer the Paperwhite to the Voyage anyway.

BeaLola Thu 19-May-16 00:54:01

Thank you all for taking time to comment. Really appreciated.

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