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New Kindle Paperwhite 3G with special offers $139.99 White or Black

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Not sure why but Amazon is offering their new Paperwhite with 3G & special offers for $139.99 from their refurbished page as an option. Regular price $189.99.

Clearly states it as being New sold and shipped by Amazon but it is $50 less than from some of their other pages for the same thing.

Not sure if it's them getting ready for Black Friday or what but the links work now and it goes through the complete check out.

............ - Now showing reduced New price of $109.99 with same links.


$139.99 Eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime.
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Arrives by Mon, Nov. 20.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-l...dition=new

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-l...chnology=1
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Can someone enlighten me as to why someone would need wireless on their Kindle?
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Can someone enlighten me as to why someone would need wireless on their Kindle?

With the 3G if you travel with it you don't need to set up a WiFi connection each time you use it and keeps your information safe from possible hacker WiFi hot spots.

It also maintains your book marks and allows access to the books you haven't downloaded as well as to any book updates and new books you may want to purchase and access to online passage/word definitions.

It is basically connected all the time whenever/wherever there is cellular. You can also use it at home with a faster connection speed than some WiFi set ups and it will continue working during blackouts and so is more like a real book - ready when you are.

There is no additional fees for using it after the original purchase.
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please put "Refurb'd" on title

Certified Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - White, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers
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Does the browser work through 3G?
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please put "Refurb'd" on title

Certified Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - White, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers

The link to the second page, from the refurbished page, is stated as "New" mid page and again on the linked page it also refers to it as new at the top right of the linked page and down on bottom left of the same page. That is why I said it was found on the refurbished page but it clearly states to be new and is why I did not list it as refurbished - even the end wording of the white offer link ends with It being New.


Just found that they have done the same kind of thing with the Amazon tap as well. New offer from refurbish page for $89.99.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-l...dition=new
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Does the browser work through 3G?
Yes. Works the same on either one.
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Yes. Works the same on either one.
I Googled and think you are mistaken:

"If you have a Kindle Paperwhite 3G, free web browsing in 3G mode is limited. You can access only the Amazon website and Wikipedia via 3G wireless. For accessing other websites, you need to use a Wi-Fi connection."

I originally asked because I have a KK 3g and it has a full (though dated) browser through 3G. They cut off the full 3G web browser on the Touch, and wondered if they had restored it.
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I Googled and think you are mistaken:

"If you have a Kindle Paperwhite 3G, free web browsing in 3G mode is limited. You can access only the Amazon website and Wikipedia via 3G wireless. For accessing other websites, you need to use a Wi-Fi connection."

I originally asked because I have a KK 3g and it has a full (though dated) browser through 3G. They cut off the full 3G web browser on the Touch, and wondered if they had restored it.
Not being an expert all I can share with you is that I have the same limited access utilizing WiFi as I do with the 3G. When I contacted Amazon about what I thought was a problem with the Paperwhite I was informed that it was intended as a e-reader not a web browsing tablet and the limitations were designed to maximize the battery usage for the intended use of reading books, downloading other books, accessing my account to read books from their site and purchasing additional books. All other online functions were experimental and not guaranteed. The customer Service rep then suggested I purchase a Kindle Fire if I wanted full web access along with the ability to read books but as it was not designed specifically for reading books the experience would not be the same.

Regarding my original response, I apologize if it in anyway googled differently than as I stated. It was not my intent to mislead I based it on what I experienced and what I had been told. For me the 3G connection for it's intended purpose is the same, the additional web browsing works the same for me, some of the work arounds that I have found online worked but were buggy. I settled on being able to read my books, a ton of other online free books Amazon provides through my Prime account and basic checking of email if I'm away from my computer or iPad. I enjoy the 3G for the simplistic always on connection wherever I go without the hassle of having to find & set up a WiFi account every time and the much better & smoother connection. The Paperwhite is much easier on the eyes than my iPad so I end up reading comfortably for longer periods of time like you would with a real book only better.
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