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NOOK eBook Reader w/ Wi-Fi + 3G by Barnes & Noble

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NOOK eBook Reader w/ Wi-Fi + 3G by Barnes & Noble

Access over two million eBooks, newspapers and magazines on the Nook eBook Reader with Wi-Fi + 3G. Carry your library wherever you go.
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Questions & Answers for NOOK eBook Reader w/ Wi-Fi + 3G by Barnes & Noble

Question

Do you have to be an AT&T wireless customer or have an account with AT&T in order to be able use the 3G network?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NOOK eBook Reader w/ Wi-Fi + 3G by Barnes & Noble
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, it comes with its own 3g network that you get when you purchase the 3g Nook.
answered 4 years ago
By
vonrassilon
 - Skiatook, Ok
answer 2
No
answered 4 years ago
By
Jadescythe
 - WV
answer 3
No, the book automatically connects to the ATT service.
answered 4 years ago
By
Trish10
answer 4
no, the 3g service is free
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
djjs1
answer 5
Nope! Its all free. I suppose its because it doesnt take much to download a book. The usage is probably so negligible as to not warrant an actual account. Probably cost more for ATT to bill the account than actually is being used.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Dhayman
answer 6
Never. The only thing needed is a B&N account which is free.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
CAnneS1986
 - Washington State
answer 7
The 3g service is free and you won't have to have a AT&T account. Barnes and Noble pays for the 3G service.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
booklover76
answer 8
You do not have to be an At&t customer to use the 3g network. You do not get any kind of bill or anything for it. If you have a Barnes and Noble store near you, you should go check them out. They now have a color version of this out also.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Kadeysmom
 - Ohio
answer 9
no
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
SunshineRed
 - New Ulm, Mn.
Question

Are you able to download books from the public library or are you limited to purchases from Barnes and Noble?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Alabama
on NOOK eBook Reader w/ Wi-Fi + 3G by Barnes & Noble
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Basically - no problem at all!!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
GinaJ60
answer 2
You will have to check their formats. The Nook will use the following; ,EPUB (including Non or Adobe DRM), PDB, PDF.
Not Supported: DOC, LIT, TXT, AMZ (Amazon), LRZ/LRX (Sony).
You can get books form other sources such as Googlebooks, Borders and hopefully Walmart one day. I have a lot of free ebooks I got from other places than B&N.
answered 4 years ago
By
vonrassilon
 - Skiatook, Ok
answer 3
You can download books from your local library - I do that all the time - Love that feature of the Nook. Plus you don't have to worry about returning them to the library once you lending period is up - you can no longer access the file on your Nook so you just delete it and that's it.
answered 4 years ago
By
Jadescythe
 - WV
answer 4
You are able to download books from the library, but it has to be a library with which you have a membership.
answered 4 years ago
By
Trish10
answer 5
Most of the Nook readers allow for downloading from libraries. You can also add your own PDF files, and if you have some epub books on your computer, you can also add them.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Dhayman
answer 6
Because it allows for both PDF and the universal EPUB formats to be used on the device, you can download ebooks from pretty much anywhere you see fit. While I do love Barnes and Noble, I can't always afford a new book so it's nice that I can visit the library so to speak.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
CAnneS1986
 - Washington State
answer 7
Yes you can load books from the library as long as your library supports ebooks. You'll have to sideload them but it's a pretty easy process. I've done it lots of time.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
booklover76
answer 8
Yes, you can download from the library.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Kadeysmom
 - Ohio
Question

What is the average cost to download a book,also after reading do you delete or keep it in your system?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NOOK eBook Reader w/ Wi-Fi + 3G by Barnes & Noble
6 answers
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answer 1
Older titles like H G Wells for example may start at .99 cents. New titles can be around $5 or $6 up to $15! Once you purchase the book, it's yours to keep forever like a real book. I recommend that you back up the book on your computer, SD Card, or Jump Drive. That way you will always have it in case of the worst possible scenario.
answered 4 years ago
By
vonrassilon
 - Skiatook, Ok
answer 2
Actually once you purchase the book - that's it - there is no additional cost to download the book. The average cost depends on the publisher - most books I've purchased have been in the $6.00 range but it varies - if it's a new release (Hardback) they can be $9.99 to $15.99 still cheaper than buying in stores. Paperback new releases tend to range from $6.39 - $7.99. There are also free books - books for under $5.00 - it just depends on your reading preference some books are cheaper then others
answered 4 years ago
By
Jadescythe
 - WV
answer 3
The cost is about the same as buying an actual "book". You can keep the book in your system, but if you ever buy a different "type" of system for example Sony, etc. you cannot transfer it to that system due to copyright laws. You are not actually buying the book, you are buying the rights to use that book. The ebook has to be "authorized" to read that book.
answered 4 years ago
By
Trish10
answer 4
while many ebooks are available for free download the average price of an ebook is around 8-10 dollars. You can keep the books after reading or choose to delete
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
djjs1
answer 5
Lots of books cost 9.99, but there are many free books if you love those classics in the public domain. If you want textbooks, well, they cost like textbooks cost, only a little less. When you are finished reading, you can archive the book in your archive (your Barnes and Noble account will keep all books for you, but you can archive the ones you dont want in your current library). If you have a Nook of some form, you can keep a copy on your Nook. But a copy also always resides on the account in the cloud. So you can read whatever you are reading from your phone if you have a nook app, or from your PC of you have the PC nook app, or from your ipad, if you have the nook app. It even keeps your place, right there in the cloud, so you dont have to start over when you go from one device to the other.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Dhayman
answer 6
B&N offers a wonderful selection of free ebooks that are usually shorter reads. If looking for a new release, they can run anywhere from $9.99 to $12.99 while numerous others are around the $5-7 range. The books you purchase (even the free ones) are yours to keep for as long as you want them, just like a paperback would be.

However, the beauty of the NOOK is that you can hook it up to your computer and get books through most local libraries on their websites. These books do have to be returned and the procedure to do so is shown on the library's guidelines.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
CAnneS1986
 - Washington State
Question

can i watch movies or tv on it

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NOOK eBook Reader w/ Wi-Fi + 3G by Barnes & Noble
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, its for reading. Something like that you'd want an Ipad.
answered 4 years ago
By
vonrassilon
 - Skiatook, Ok
answer 2
no
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
djjs1
answer 3
The NookColor, to be released this week on November 19 I believe, will allow you to watch movies, but I dont think it will allow tv. It is android based, and will allow web browsing, but not sure about support for the tv sites.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Dhayman
answer 4
No. If you want something that has the ability to use other types of media that are not MP3 or ebooks, try searching for a tablet-style e-reader like the Apple IPad.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
CAnneS1986
 - Washington State
answer 5
Nope - it's an E-Reader not an IPAD or IPOD
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Jadescythe
 - WV
Question

What is the differnce in the Nook WiFi anf the Nook WiFi w/3G. I guess I don't really understand #G,

My husband (61)and I (57)are avid readers. My husband even more then myself. I would like to purchase a Nook for him for Christmas. I have done research and found the Nook seems to stand out more. I like your screen and easy view for reading. I appreciate your guidance.
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Hayward, Ca
on NOOK eBook Reader w/ Wi-Fi + 3G by Barnes & Noble
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I got my Nook for my birthday (53) and I love it. Its easier to read from it.
The 3g means when you purchase the 3g Nook, it has its own network to access books. This one is better if you travel a lot
The wifi means you have to have a wireless internet for it to access before it can get the net. If you have the net at home (not dial up though, won't work) all you need is a wireless router for it to access. It's easy to set up.
I have a wireless in my home so I saved the $50 by buying the lesser version and I don't regret it.
I checked a lot of readers online and liked the Nook much better and no more books to dust now!
answered 4 years ago
By
vonrassilon
 - Skiatook, Ok
answer 2
Nook Wi-Fi works only with a Wi-Fi connect either in your home or any Wi-Fi Hotspot - you just connect and you can download books straight to your device no computer needed.

The Nook Wi-Fi/3G model does the above mentioned and if you have Cell Phone Service in your area you can download the books that way no computer needed. It does not cost extra to download the books through 3G no contracts needed with AT&T.

The only difference between the Nook Wi-Fi and Nook Wi-Fi/3G model is the added capability to download through cell phone service. It makes it convenient so you can download almost anywhere but if you aren't worried about downloading anywhere other than your home and you have Wi-Fi then the Nook Wi-Fi would be the best option - it's personal preference really between the two models. I got my Nook when they only offered the Nook Wi-Fi/3G and I LOVE it!
answered 4 years ago
By
Jadescythe
 - WV
answer 3
The big difference is that the Nook with 3G allows you to connect wirelessly to the internet anywhere that has ATT coverage (cellphone, computer, etc.). Without the 3G you have to use a wireless "hotspot" or have wireless coverage or you have to connect it to your computer with a cable.
answered 4 years ago
By
Trish10
answer 4
the only difference is the 3g service, 3g service allows the nook to buy and download ebooks even when not connected to a wifi network, anywhere you can get att 3g cell phone service the nook can download and buy books
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
djjs1
answer 5
The Nook Wifi will only download materials through a Wifi connection. You may have a wireless system set up at home, which you can set it to connect to, and you can also connect to any of thousands of other free wifi, or not so free wifi, such as you may find in a hotel. Barnes and Noble also has a free Wifi you can hook up to when you go to their stores. On the other hand, Wifi with 3G means you can connect while you are driving down the road to that little vacation spot, or on the train, or other places where there may not be Wifi access, but where you may be able to pull a signal from AT&T. However, you dont have to pay for that or make any contracts. It will ALSO pull through WIfi, if its available. So Wifi only is limited to pulling material only when you have access to Wifi, Wifi with 3g lets you pull from Wifi AND the ATT Cellular network, which expands where you can be when you download.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Dhayman
Question

is it in color yes or no?????1

asked 4 years ago
By
chrisezc
 - pa
on NOOK eBook Reader w/ Wi-Fi + 3G by Barnes & Noble
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you buy the ColorNook!!!!!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
GinaJ60
answer 2
Yes.
answered 4 years ago
By
Dartman
 - Orlando, Fl.
answer 3
The top screen is black and white for reading, the bottom navigational control is color. If you want color, check out the Color Nook. It's the same size.
answered 4 years ago
By
vonrassilon
 - Skiatook, Ok
answer 4
This is a color, touch screen unit.
answered 4 years ago
By
progar747
 - Kansas
Question

Does it work with a home wi-fi not at&t

asked 4 years ago
By
nonebigj
on NOOK eBook Reader w/ Wi-Fi + 3G by Barnes & Noble
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Works with ANY wifi ......... so , yes.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
GinaJ60
answer 2
Yes, that's how I use mine, through my home. I also use the public library, McDonald's, anywhere there is free wifi.
answered 4 years ago
By
vonrassilon
 - Skiatook, Ok
answer 3
yes
answered 4 years ago
By
Jadescythe
 - WV
answer 4
Yes, it works with any wi-fi connection. I have not had a problem using it at other people's houses that have a wi-fi connection.
answered 4 years ago
By
Bookworm41
 - Louisiana
Question

Does the Nook have a back lit screen?

I would like to know if you can read with the Nook in the dark.
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
sey72
on NOOK eBook Reader w/ Wi-Fi + 3G by Barnes & Noble
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, no back lighting. I bought a cheap $4 book light and it works very well.
answered 4 years ago
By
vonrassilon
 - Skiatook, Ok
answer 2
there is no backlight but you can buy a light that attaches to it to read at night
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
djjs1
answer 3
The current Nooks do not have backlighting, except the one with the double screen. The bottom screen has a backlight, but the top is e-ink, so no backlight. Now the newest addition is the NookColor, to be released in the next few days. Its a completely color screen, lcd, with backlight. It runs on Android 2.1. Check out the Barnes and Nobel site for more. It will be great for night reading under the covers, and magazines, and childrens books.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Dhayman
answer 4
No, just like the Kindle, the Nook uses e-ink technology so its just like reading a paperback novel. To read it in the dark, you'll need to get a book light.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
CAnneS1986
 - Washington State
Question

What is the difference between the 150 and 200 dollar model?

I know the 3G, but what does it allow? Can you connect to internet anywhere, anytime?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NOOK eBook Reader w/ Wi-Fi + 3G by Barnes & Noble
4 answers
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answer 1
With both you can access the internet but remember that it's only a "6 inch screen and in black and white. It's more for downloading books and reading. Except for the 3g, both are the same. Your paying for the 3g model to access the 3g network for free for life basically.
answered 4 years ago
By
vonrassilon
 - Skiatook, Ok
answer 2
The 3G allows you to connect the BN store anywhere anytime there is cell service but you can only surf the web with the browser with a Wi-Fi connection
answered 4 years ago
By
Jadescythe
 - WV
answer 3
If you buy the one for 149 it is wi-fi and you can use it where there is wi-fi connections. The 3g you can purchase internet to where you can use it all the time no matter where you are for a monthly fee.
answered 4 years ago
By
Bookworm41
 - Louisiana
answer 4
The 3G allows you to connect to the internet where there is ATT coverage. You can access internet pages, but are only allowed to do things like read and check email. Looking through the internet is somewhat cumbersome because you can only "touch" the part of the page that is highlighted on the touch screen at the bottom.
answered 4 years ago
By
Trish10
Question

does this unit feature backlight capabilities

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
tophat1
on NOOK eBook Reader w/ Wi-Fi + 3G by Barnes & Noble
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
ColorNook does - anything backlit is LCD and is harder on your eyes than e-ink. The ones that aren't backlit are e-ink and read like a book. MUCH easier on your eyes if you are a big reader.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
GinaJ60
answer 2
No, but I use a cheap $4 book light and it works rather well for it.
answered 4 years ago
By
vonrassilon
 - Skiatook, Ok
answer 3
No - the Nook Color has back light but the Nook Wi-Fi and Nook Wi-Fi/3G do not.
answered 4 years ago
By
Jadescythe
 - WV
answer 4
no backlight, its an e ink screen
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
djjs1
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