Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE & Data Plan are a HUGE Game Changer

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE is a huge game changer. The data plan makes it just ridiculous.

Here’s a comparison:

  1. Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE and 32 GB memory – $499.
  2. iPad 3 with 32GB and 4G LTE – $729.
  3. If you think that’s going to be an iProblem (the $230 price difference), wait for the next bit.
  4. iPad 3 12 month data plan with 250 MB per month data. $230 with iPad 3.
  5. Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE similar data plan – $50 for the ENTIRE YEAR. That’s $180 cheaper.

Amazon is touting total cost of ownership for first year with Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE as just $549 – which compares very, very well with iPad’s $959.

Please Note: Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE ships on November 20th, 2012.

You can check the details of the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE at Amazon.

You can read our Kindle Fire HD Features Review to get more insights. Amazon finally has Tablets that can take on the iPad.

Update: Lots of sites like Engadget are discussing the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE and the crazy data plan. This really is something else.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ with 4G LTE offers you 32 GB memory and LTE for $200 extra (It’s $499 while the normal Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ is just $299).

That’s interesting. It’s very competitive with iPad 3 LTE.

The data plan is the deal clincher in my opinion. It bothers me no end that wireless providers charge so much for data. Amazon’s $5o a year data plan is absolutely incredible. Of course, you’re going to use it up really quickly if you depend only on 4G. So it’s more of a ‘Use WiFi most of the time, have option for LTE’ sort of plan and device.

14 thoughts on “Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE & Data Plan are a HUGE Game Changer”

  1. The link you provide for details at Amazon still goes to the old Fire page.

    When you say, “you’re going to use it up really quickly if you depend only on 4G,” what do you mean? Is the data plan limited somehow? (I’ve never purchased a data plan for anything, so I’m not familiar with how they work.)

    Finally, what does LTE stand for?

    1. The Amazon link isn’t working for some reason. Even the one in th ePress Release they sent out isn’t working. The only thing that has changed is that Kindle WiFi is listed at $69 now.
      I’ll send out an update when the new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite are available for sale.

  2. Regarding the 4G LTE info, Amazon says, “Save hundreds of dollars in the first year.” In the first year? Might that imply that the $50/year cost is merely introductory and we’ll be facing higher rates after the first year?

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