Interesting With the exception of those who wish to subject themselves to the horror of attempting to browse a website on an e-ink device, and those who have been (ab)using their Kindle's (and violating the EULA and TOS) for effectively free 3g tethering, I can't imagine who this might negatively affect.
That said, while I think 50MB is somewhat laughable, It was a service created with the intention of allowing users to download e-books. I'm guessing the e-ink compatible ones don't really go that high in size (maybe one megabyte max?). I'm also guessing that this cap only affects general browsing (as it says it doesn't affect the amazon website, wikipedia, or the kindle store), and doesn't limit the amount a user is able to download on a 3G connection.
So, considering the application, I'm oddly okay with this.
hah It was a matter of time when someone would abuse it.
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said by meowmeow:MVNOs sell mobile service as their business. Amazon sells devices. Inside the carrier, they are two separate things, although similar. Amazon is an M2M operator.
How the heck is Amazon not an MVNO by your logic?
Re: Hmmm... Hmmm, I dunno what AT&T classifies them as internally, you may well be right, but to the user, they're functioning as an MVNO. They're selling AT&T service on the Kindle. M2M in my eyes is more like, say, a device to track a truck driver, or an alarm system - things with no user interaction. Not a device you use to browse the web and buy content on. But yes, I could see AT&T etc classifying it as M2M use, which is probably how Amazon can afford to offer it.