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Weekend editions crash my Kindle,
This review is from: The Telegraph (Kindle Edition)
Having received a new 6" Kindle for Christmas, I am currently trialling the Daily Telegraph subscription. The daily edition is excellent; it is delivered wirelessly to my Kindle at about 3 am(!), and now contains pictures and the Matt cartoon. It is easy to read and to navigate around, and has two major benefits when travelling: (a) it is small and (b) it is clean! Any errors in it are no worse than in Kindle versions of books - e.g. spaces before punctuation, question marks instead of symbols, etc. - and I am aware that this is a problem when a hard copy has been scanned for electronic use.
There is a serious issue with the weekend editions, though. They may appear in the contents list on the Kindle, but when I try to open them the Kindle crashes and I get a message to delete them from the Kindle and download them via USB, which is inconvenient - especially if I'm away. Moreover, having downloaded them, I can read some of the sections (although accessing them is very slow), but if I try to access the magazine or any sections that come after it in the contents list, the Kindle crashes. Last weekend my Kindle crashed 23 times before I gave up and deleted the papers. Today, I have had the same problem; I tried to access the main paper twice and my Kindle crashed twice, so I have already deleted it and will again be buying a hard copy. This is a major problem, and for this reason I am very unlikely to maintain my subscription beyond the trial period.
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Initial post: 7 Jan 2012 17:26:35 GMT
Couldn't agree more - weekends are a disaster since I started my trial on Boxing Day - what a shame! Come on Telegraph, get this fixed fast!
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2012 20:25:16 GMT
N. Hastie says:
Same problem here - Excellent right up until the point it crashes, reboots and demands a fresh download.
I am currently on a trial and won't be handing over any cash if this is what I am paying for.
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 10:21:53 GMT
A COX says:
I am looking to buy a Kindle for the purpose of reading the Telepgraph on my morning train to work. You say the paper version is delivered wirelessly at about 3am; is this the case every morning? The official write up says it gets delivered from 6am. For me, the difference will dictate whether I buy a 3g enabled Kindle or WiFi only. Thanks in advance.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2012 16:51:06 GMT
A Cox - not sure, I'm not up at 3 to check! This morning it was there at 5.30am
Posted on 8 Feb 2012 10:58:06 GMT
Mr. R. D. King says:
I was very close to ordering a Kindle Edition, particularly useful when I am away, but the remarks about the weekend editions has dissuaded me. I might look again in a month to see if there are signs of improvement, but I shall not subscribe if the weekend problems continue.
The last thing I want is my Kindle crashing when I'm away!
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2012 12:02:52 GMT
Weekend editions have been fine for the last 3 weekends. I believe the problem is now solved.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2012 18:24:38 GMT
do these e-papers work when abroad?
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 16:12:46 BDT
Why does Amazon insist on a payment of £9.99 when an existing Telegraph subscriber can download the paper FREE to an iphone/ipad,etc? The Telegraph would allow a free download to a Kindle by an existing subscriber (for the hard copies of the papers) but cannot provide the same service to Kindle owners.
Amazon needs to get its act together!
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 15:44:39 GMT
Is the weekend issue definitely sorted now?
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2012 20:19:05 GMT
Do you still think the weekend eddition is fixed?