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Old 03-29-2013, 07:12 AM   #1
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Kindle on the Dream

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Will I be able to use my Kindle on board? Do I use the wifi onboard and pay like I would for a laptop? As you can see, I'm not a techie at all so I just want to make sure I have something to read.

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Old 03-29-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
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You don't need wifi to read books, only to download them. As long as you have your books downloaded before you leave you won't need it.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:03 AM   #3
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Hi,
Will I be able to use my Kindle on board? Do I use the wifi onboard and pay like I would for a laptop? As you can see, I'm not a techie at all so I just want to make sure I have something to read.

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As the PP said, load up your Kindle before you go so you'll not have to worry about running out of things to read. But if you did, you would have to use the wifi onboard but I'm not sure how it would work with a regular Kindle for signing up for some wifi time. If it's a Kindle Fire, then it would be like a laptop.

Our kids received Kindle Fires for Christmas while on a cruise ship. Thankfully Santa had the foresight to load some books and apps before delivering so they could use their devices without having to use internet time.

If you don't want to purchase books, be sure to check with your local library to see if they have Kindle ebooks available to borrow - ours does and we can borrow them for up to 21 days at a time. So before we travel, I always load us up with library books. Then if we have lots of time to read, we have lots to read, but if we don't, we haven't spent money on books we'll likely never get around to reading.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:45 AM   #4
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Thanks so much for all the info! I have loaded my Kindle up with several books so it was good to hear that I won't need wifi to read! As you can see, I am an epic non-techie! Thanks again! Really appreciate your help!
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:14 AM   #5
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Related to loading up on books before a cruise, google Kindle Buffet, it's a website that lists books that have gone free on amazon.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:22 AM   #6
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Another great website to load up on books for your cruise

http://www.pixelofink.com
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #7
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FYI, having the WiFi turned on eats up the battery on your Kindle! So if you aren't using the WiFi (which you only need to download the books, or to sync to the furthest page read if you've been reading the same book on another device like your cell phone, tablet, computer, etc.) turning the WiFi completely off will give you longer battery life!
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Thanks for the websites re the downloads! Going to chek them out now! And thanks for the tip re wifi and the battery...good to know! Thanks again!
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:21 PM   #9
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I love sitting up on deck reading my kindle as my kid is in the pool - sigh -- wish i was doing that right now!!!

Thanks for the tips - good ooking out!!
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