As an eBook reader, if you think it is useless to upgrade your old Kindle as long as you can access the latest books, here’s a piece of disappointing news for you. You will not be able to connect your 3G-supported Kindle to the cellular connection from December 2021. The kindle devices will lose 3G internet accessibility. This will impact US customers as operators in the region completely switch to 4G and 5G networks, making 2G and 3G obsolete.
You might have received a series of emails or notifications telling you that your old 3G phone will stop working at some point soon. There’s nothing much to do about it. However, you can fix the Kindle internet problem by trying out the below hacks.
Hacks to Prevent your 3G-enabled Kindle Devices from Losing Internet Access
- You can switch to connect your Kindle to Wi-Fi, be it home or office Wi-Fi. The other option is available right in front of you, which is your mobile hotspot. You can opt for these options if your device at least supports Wi-Fi connectivity. Kindle 1st and 2nd generation and Kindle DX only support 3G connectivity. So, the users of these particular Kindle devices have to still face the disruption.
There’s plenty of Kindle devices that retain Wi-Fi access but don’t have 4G connectivity. The Kindle list includes Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage and Kindle Oasis.
- Even if your Kindle devices face an issue related to internet accessibility, you can continue loading content on your Kindle 3G devices. If the device doesn’t support Wi-Fi, you can use the micro USB cable and physically connect the Kindle to your desktop or laptop for the latest books.
- Amazon cannot be blamed for this change because it’s the wireless carriers that have decided to remove older networks. In this situation, Amazon is still offering help to Kindle users. Keeping the view in mind, Amazon is offering a discount of $50 on the purchase of a Kindle Paperwhite ($149.99) or Kindle Oasis ($269.99), so the users can upgrade their devices. Additionally, you will get a $15 in-store credit for new eBooks. Don’t forget to apply the ‘NEWKINDLE50’ promo code to grab this deal. However, the deal will be available till August 15, 2021.