3G is the third generation of wireless connectivity for electronic devices. This technology is commonly used for mobile phones, to allow you to connect to the internet wirelessly while on the go.
3G usually comes with a monthly charge or as part of a contract. Recently some eReader manufacturers provide internet access via 3G by charging an extra one-off fee at the time of purchase.
If your eReader has 3G it means you can:
- Connect to the internet, without having to find a Wi-Fi hotspot
- Access the internet completely free in over 100 countries worldwide
- Have the convenience to browse and download eBooks faster when you want them
Amazon have provided a map of where you can approximately connect to 3G around the world with an Amazon Kindle: 3G coverage map