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    “Includes special offers and sponsored screensavers.” <—– buddy just pointed this out to me.. No thanks!

    Looks like you can’t opt out of them on the Fires.

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      Maybe after the fact? I’ve always felt the with and without offers SKUs made things confusing. I think they should always just ship the offers version (it’s not like it pops up while reading a book), and then allow people to pay the $20 to hide it if they really care. The Fire models are more clearly competing on price at particular price points, it makes some sense to me they wouldn’t want to add a “but really $20 more” wrench into the mix right now.

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      What happens when you go over the 250Mb?

      I recently saved $10/month on my T-Mobile phone service by downgrading to their 100Mb/month 4G plan. They always worded it as “First 100 MB at up to 4G speed” and I just assumed it meant only 100Mb so I didn’t want to be hit with overage charges. After talking to an employee I learned that it just means the first 100Mb are at 4G speed and after that, they throttle you down to EDGE, but it’s still unlimited data at a usable speed. I rarely use over 100Mb of cell data, so for me it was an easy savings.

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        Great question, and considering this is a device meant to “consume” media I would imagine those 250MB won’t last very long…

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        If they announced that streaming music or video from amazon didn’t count against the quota, I’d be all over this. I’d even be interested if only included paid movies and not free with prime videos. The appeal of my 3G Kindle is I can get books anywhere, anytime, even on the beach. I expect (or at least want) the same for my video Kindle.

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          Totally agree. I really miss my 3g for this very reason.

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          Not so much interested in the Kindle Fire itself but $49.99 a year for a 4G connection… That’s pretty damn impressive.