Amazon Kindle Fire HD Comes to AT&T's 4G Network
AT&T customers who want mobile Internet service for the tablet have several options from which to choose.Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet with 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) capability will be available at AT&T stores starting April 5, the network operator announced. Customers who purchase the $399 Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE with a two-year data-plan agreement at AT&T retail stores will receive up to $150 off, for a limited time, lowering the overall cost to $249. A company release noted there is a two-tablet purchase limit per account, and an additional $50 activation credit is available for customers who purchase their devices at AT&T retail stores. Customers who want mobile Internet service for the tablet have a variety of options to choose from. For $10 per month, customers can connect the device with AT&T's Mobile Share plans. With Mobile Share, new and existing customers can share a single bucket of data across smartphones, tablets and other compatible devices. Customers can select Mobile Share or choose one of AT&T’s individual or family plans. However, a smartphone is also required for the Mobile Share plan. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch model is the highest-resolution, largest-display Kindle Fire available, and features custom Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers, a front-facing HD camera for taking photos or making video calls, 10 hours of battery life and Amazon-exclusive features such as X-Ray for Movies, X-Ray for Textbooks, Immersion Reading, Whispersync for Voice and Whispersync for Games.
"Being the first carrier to connect Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD to our 4G LTE network provides the best mobile Internet experience," Chris Penrose, senior vice president of emerging devices at AT&T, said in a statement. "Combining our 4G LTE with Kindle Fire HD’s rich features at an incredible price point yields a great value and experience for our customers."