I'm in California doing the formatting for a novel my dad, in Rhode Island, wrote for Kindle Direct Publishing. I'm using the Kindle iPad app and the Kindle Previewer app to see what comes out of kindlegen, but I want to get some real devices, old & new.
To start, I'd like to get a couple of Kindle 2
s. I'd like my dad's to have the 3G working so he doesn't have to set up the wifi & I can email new .mobis to his magic @kindle.com address. (I know he'll still need to sign on to Manage My Kindle
to "push" it to the device).
But I'm baffled by the "Unlocked" Kindles on eBay. The descriptions suggest that you can only count on the wifi working. I've read that Kindle 1 and early Kindle 2 were Sprint and the Kindle 2 International is GSM and in the US is AT&T.
models are $75-$80
models are $40-$50
I thought that these were not designed for users to be buying SIM cards & service, but it just worked in countries where Amazon had agreements with carriers.