Amazon older Kindles will start losing 3G internet connection soon.
Devices without WIFI won’t be able to connect to the internet at all. If you have an older Kindle with 3G access, you may not be able to wirelessly connect and download new content starting December.
As The Verge reports, Amazon has sent out emails informing the customers with old Kindle devices that they will lose internet access with mobile operators introducing 4G and 5G.
Amazon has listed particular Kindle devices that will be affected by the switch on its FAQ page. It includes the first and second-generation Kindles and the Kindle DX as they don’t have a Wifi connectivity option to fall back on once they lose the internet connection option. The other devices in the list are the Kindle Keyboard (3rd Generation), Kindle Touch (4th Generation), Kindle Paperwhite (5th, 6th and 7th Generation), Kindle Voyage (7th Generation), and Kindle Oasis (8th Generation), all of which have a WiFi connection.
This won’t affect your collection of books as you will be able to access that and if you have a new 4G enabled device then you won’t have to face any issue. In its email, Amazon included a code customer can use to get $50 off a new Kindle Paperwhite or Oasis, along with $15 in eBook credits. This is to facilitate the customers but it has been noticed that tech giants while rolling out new devices slow down the previous devices to compel customers to switch to the new device as does Apple. Apple had to face severe criticism when it came to light that the tech giant slows down the old iPhones to make customers switch to the new ones. Can it be the same gimmick? Well, it will be too early to comment on this.