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pamsie
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how long does it take to downoad a book?

how long does it take to download a book?

 

Does it take longer on wi-fi than 3G to download a book directly onto your nook?

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Conniecats
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Re: how long does it take to downoad a book?

It's very quick, almost instant. It doesn't make any difference if you're using WiFi or 3G.

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pamsie
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Re: how long does it take to downoad a book?

Great!! Thank you!!

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RedRapier
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Re: how long does it take to downoad a book?

when I do demos at the store I show people how quick it is. 

From the start of the search, to typing in a book title to purchase, then downloading and openning to read takes about a minute!

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Re: how long does it take to downoad a book?

3G is definitely slower but it still only takes a few seconds to download a book.

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crymsm
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Re: how long does it take to downoad a book?

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shadowcat80
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Re: how long does it take to downoad a book?

In a few cases, the book can only be downloaded through WiFi but in that case the book will tell that.
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VirtualBizGal
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Re: how long does it take to downoad a book?

I am downloading my first book via wifi at home and it's been working for about 15 minutes now.  Doesn't show up on my account as a purchase.  I guess I'll figure this all out.  Any advice?

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robertVA
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Re: how long does it take to downoad a book?

It's usually much faster than than. On rare occasions transactions are delayed for a while. In addition to eBook purchases showing up when you log into B&N's web site expect an eMail reporting your purchase and any charges, even the $0.00 charge for free books.