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TMCNet:  Vodafone to provide connectivity for new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE

[November 06, 2013]

Vodafone to provide connectivity for new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE

Nov 06, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) -- Vodafone, a provider of telecommunications services, has announced a new partnership with Amazon, under which Vodafone will provide connectivity for the new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE.

Working closely with Amazon, Vodafone has designed a mobile data offer specifically for Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE customers. The new tablets have a Vodafone SIM card pre-installed, so when customers turn on their device they will be able to sign up to a Vodafone Internet Starter Pack with just a few clicks. The Vodafone pack offers 5GB data for 3 months, 20GB Amazon cloud storage and vouchers for the Amazon store for a flat one-off fee of E35 in Germany and GBP25 in the UK. After the three month period expires, customers have the option of signing up to one of Vodafone's data plans.


Customers buying the Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE from Vodafone will be able to choose from a range of 3G and 4G data price plans, including the Group's popular Vodafone RED proposition, and will benefit from in-store advice and support from Vodafone's tech experts. The partnership initially covers all Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE versions sold in the UK and Germany.

The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is the latest in Amazon's series of tablets offering high performance, the latest version of Fire OS, and exclusive new features. Vodafone has worked with Amazon since 2010, providing embedded 3G connectivity for generations of Kindle e-readers. Now, for the first time, Vodafone will bring the new Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE to Europe.

Vodafone Group Director of Terminals Patrick Chomet said: "Vodafone has worked with Amazon over the years to provide Vodafone customers with an easy and reliable means of getting the content they want, whenever and wherever they want it. Vodafone and Amazon are offering a great package for those who want to get the most out of their new Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE while on the move." Amazon vice president of Kindle Europe Jorrit Van Der Meulen said: "The Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE is our best tablet, and we welcome this extension of our relationship with Vodafone which will give our customers ultrafast access to the vast wealth of digital content available on Amazon." http://www.datamonitor.com Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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