Wireless document delivery on Kindle set to cost you more. [Super]

by Mike
Posted April 30th, 2009 at 6:41 am

If you are an avid Amazon Kindle user and routinely transfer large documents wirelessly to and fro using Whispernet, you are in for a rude awakening - to the tune of a minimum 50% increase in wireless transfer charges. [Gasps] Say it ain’t so. Sorry, but it is very so. The old $0.10 flat fee that covered everything from a single byte transfer to that monstrous 400MB transfer will now be billed according to total size. What is the new cost that you find Kindle readers now get to foot? $0.15 per megabyte. And of course, it will be rounded up to the next nearest megabyte. So if you use 1.01 megabytes, guess what, you’re getting billed for 2MB. Oh the humanity. It isn’t a complete loss however as you now will have the ability to view DOCX and RTF files which I’m assuming is some reassurance to some of you eBook readers out there. Is it enough to compensate for the rate hike? Or, is the Kindle looking less attractive than it was last night before you went to bed?

Source: Gizmodo, Gear Diary, Engadget

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