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Early-Gen Kindle E-Reader Will Lose Internet Access

According to Amazon's latest email, some Kindle users will face a problem with Internet connection due to certain network changes in December. The change is based on mobile carriers upgrading from outdated 2G and 3G over to 4G and 5G networks.

Kindle 3G Models to Pay Attention To

Kindle users with 4G support may not worry, but what will happen to the older versions? Here is the list of models, which have both Wi-Fi and 3G: 

  • Kindle Keyboard (3rd Generation);
  • Kindle Touch (4th Generation);
  • Kindle Paperwhite (5th, 6th, and 7th Generation);
  • Kindle Voyage (7th Generation);
  • Kindle Oasis (8th Generation).

These options will soon lose the ability to connect to 3G Internet. However, you can still have the access to use these devices simply by switching to Wi-Fi, which could be a good solution to Internet problems for users who're not ready to say goodbye to the old models.

The company also released important data about their oldest E-readers who do not have Wi-Fi support. Very soon, these old-fashion models won’t be able to connect to the Internet, but, luckily, there is still a way to download books by using a micro USB.

Some Good News From Amazon 

You have an opportunity to upgrade your outdated Kindle to a more modern model with the Amazon discount. Amazon is not the one who initiated this 3G Internet issue; it happened due to some network removal. Therefore, the company is not responsible for the wireless carrier's actions.

As for some trade-in offers, you may get a free 10th-gen Kindle Oasis for First-generation Kindle in exchange. For second-generation Kindle and Kindle DX owners, Amazon offers $25 in e-book credits and $70 off a new Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Oasis. Earlier models from the list above can be trade-in for $15 in e-book and $50 off a new Kindle Oasis or Kindle Paperwhite.

How will Kindle owners appreciate this offer? If you are one of the owners of the device, do not forget to leave a comment. Leave your thoughts about this situation and share the article if you liked it.