Kindle WiFi or Kindle 3G given anticipated use?
by lady_eowyn - 5/16/11 11:41 AM
I'm on a budget and trying to determine whether the 3G is worth the extra cost. I anticipate to use it mainly for the followings:
- Downloading (and reading) ebooks, although the download feature itself doesn't need to be available to me *all* the time (i.e. I can deal with downloading only at free wifi spots).
- Accessing wikipedia: preferably at as many locations as possible, but not absolutely necessary if no WiFi is available.
- Access to basic web browsing for FREE (email, directions lookup, news website on a basic interface level) *when traveling* and in particular when traveling abroad. [Important note: I don't own a smartphone or have a phone data plan and am unlikely to get either anytime soon].
I'm still not quite sure I understand what the 3G would permit especially with regard to the latter, so it's be great if anyone can shed some light on this. Also, does the Kindle wifi work only at free wifi spots or can it somehow make use of any wifi network?
So, given these three main uses and the fact that I am, after all, on a budget, what would you advice?