Older Amazon Kindles Will Lose Internet Access In December

Some of Amazon’s older Kindles will be losing their ability to connect to the Internet on their own in December because of mobile carriers moving to 4G and 5G.

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Amazon sent out an email to their customers on Wednesday letting them know their older Kindle devices with built-in 3G will lose their ability to connect to the Internet on their own in the United States starting in December.



This includes devices like the 3rd generation Kindle Keyboard, 4th generation Kindle Touch, 7th generation Kindle Voyage, 8th generation Kindle Oasis, and 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th generation Kindle Paperwhite.

According to the email, the change is due to mobile carriers switching over to 4G and 5G networks.




Users will still have the ability to use these devices as they will continue to have access to owned and downloaded content. Although if users want to download new books, they will have to be connected to Wi-Fi.

Amazon is offering a promotion for customers affected during this change through August 15, 2021. Customers can get $50 off a new Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Oasis along with earning $15 in eBook credit.