Kindle 3G gets cheaper with AT&T sponsorship

Jul 13, 2011
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Kindle 3G gets cheaper with AT&T sponsorship

If you still don’t have an eReader one of the best out there is the Amazon Kindle 3G. The cool part about having a 3G connection in your eReader is that you can get new books anywhere you happen to be without having to search for a WiFi connection. That is a very nice thing if you are on a trip or at the lake and finish your book then get bored and need a new one. The normal price on the Kindle 3G is $189.

AT&T has always been the sponsor of the 3G service on the Kindle 3G and that service has always been free. The new sponsored version of the Kindle 3G is even cheaper with a price of only $139. The catch is that you get advertisements from AT&T. The ads will come in the form of special offers and sponsored screen savers.

A lot of people will decide that the ads are a worthwhile trade off to save $50. The 3G still has no contract or charge for the life of the device. The 3G connectivity is also the same speed as the full price version of the Kindle.

"Kindle 3G is more convenient - customers never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot - they simply download and read books anytime, anywhere. Kindle 3G customers read 20 percent more books, and take advantage of twice as many special offers," said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon.com. "A big thank you to AT&T for helping to make the new $139 price possible."

[via Amazon]


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