Thinking of buying a Kindle? Well, check where you live to see if its wireless connection will work. See those white areas? Live in one of those and you’re out of luck. (Which pretty much rules out 90% of my state of Nebraska and 99% of Wyoming and Montana. And those are just the worst examples.)
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Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller since earning his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines and his fourteenth book, Emerging Technologies: A Primer for Librarians (w/ Jennifer Koerber) was published in May 2015 and more books are on the way. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz Web site, takes many, many photos, and typically reads more than 100 books a year. View all posts by Michael Sauers
2 Replies to “Kindle Coverage”
Cool – thanks for the info and map – I didn’t realize there were some areas where the Kindle doesn’t work! I noticed that it does not work in most of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska, as well as several states in the west. However, one thing that DID surprise me is that it shows it will work in much of western Kansas, which is a fairly isolated/non-populated area. I wonder what’s going on there, that it works there, but other areas that are much more populated, such as certain spots in the eastern U.S. don’t have coverage. Any ideas?
Sprint EVDO network. If it’s not there, neither in Kindle.