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Laurie_Gator
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NC use in Europe

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I am curious if anyone has experience with using a NC in Europe...

 

Am I able to use wi-fi to surf the net? Would I be able to order books and download the to my NC?

 

ETA: I am a US resident with a US address

 

 

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Josienjoe
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Re: NC use in Europe

 


Laurie_Gator wrote:

I am curious if anyone has experience with using a NC in Europe...

 

Am I able to use wi-fi to surf the net? Would I be able to order books and download the to my NC?

 

ETA: I am a US resident with a US address

 

 


 

B&N is a US seller and, as such, cannot sell outside of the US (at this time).  Even though you are a US resident with a US address, you cannot buy books while in Europe.  The B&N server sees the foreign IP address and will block the purchase.  

 

You can, however, download any books you already have in your B&N library as long as you can get a wifi connection.

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Laurie_Gator
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Re: NC use in Europe

Thank you! That is what I thought, but I wanted to check to be sure :-)

 

It is good to know I can use the wi-fi over there!

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mariel9898
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Re: NC use in Europe

It's my understanding that you can't use WiFi outside in France.

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WildNole
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Re: NC use in Europe

Just returned today from a week in Croatia and had no problems using my NC.  I even did the update (sideloaded) while I was there.  Had no problems browsing the web or getting e-mail and could even "purchase" and download free apps and books.  In other words, while it is true you cannot purchase books and have them transferred to the NC, you can get free things.  Or you could have someone in the US purchase a book for you on the account you have associated with your NC and then download them via wifi.

 

As to France, I was able to use the NC at CDG (the airport in Paris) with no problems.

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DoggyMum
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Re: NC use in Europe

I used mine in Norway--I just used it to read and wifi for email etc.  No problems.

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jaspereira
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Re: NC use in Europe

Well, I`m in Brazil and I could download some paid apps just after the update, on Monday and Tuesday...

 

Sad they blocked it after that, `cause I`ve been trying to download others since Thursday, but with no success...

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mogulman
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Re: NC use in Europe

I am not sure if this would work but it should.  If you are rooted they have vpn apps for Android.  You could buy a router for your home that supports vpn (Cisco RV220W).  When you vpn from the road to your home it assigns you an IP address so that you appear to be at home.  This a lot of work to get this working.

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bchau
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Re: NC use in Europe

I live in Australia. Luckily, I can connect to the company WiFi which has VPN to the US headoffice. I have since then bought a few books from B&N online store. I also need make up a US postal address too.

Still I hope B&N will one day open their online store to other countries like Australia.