I keep seeing this question pop up, so let me take the liberty to address it. Can you use Kindle overseas? The answer is yes and no. Yes. if you plan to “load up” before you leave or download all your content with USB cable while overseas and no, if you plan to use wireless whispernet while there.
Quite frankly, the wireless whispernet technology is not available in international countries for various reasons. But that of course only limit your kindle usage if you are trying to get your content wirelessly while there.
You can, however, use the old USB – Kindle-Computer connection to get around the problem. All you need to do is get access to a computer while there and follow the procedure. You can also get your content from the Kindle Store or from other compatible sources. There is a lot of free content out there that conform to the format requirement and is not restricted by DRM rights…you just have to know where to look.
Perhaps an even smarter option is to “load” up before you leave. Get all the content you think you will be able to read depending on the amount of time you plan to stay. Of course if you plan to stay “forever,” that’s another story…After all, Kindle do hold up to 200 books and magazine in RAM…and that should hold you for quite a while.
Everything I said so far is good as long you are planning to read content that’s accessible via Amazon…and from other compatible sources. There are a lot of Kindle support.